Bugs (VWs) take over Schlafly

All things Volkswagen (including a VW Thing) filled the Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot Saturday — from showroom-ready bugs to Summer of Love vans from California.

Last weeks’ top posts: ‘hipster’ Maplewood, RH Police to be subject of hearing

Maplewood made a list of top ‘hipster’ cities in the country — that post was the most popular in 40 South last week. The top 10:

Maplewood ranks high on national ‘hipster’ list
Richmond Heights police, others, to be topic of public hearing at county council
In the news: protests; Maplewood food
Support dog missing in Maplewood
Maplewood History: 4 Buildings, 3 City Halls and 1 Case of Mistaken Identity
Saint Louis Closet Co. to install closets in firehouse, on city agenda
HomeGoods moving to Brentwood
Piano bar space back on the market
Maplewood History: Historic Transportation Photograph Available Tonight! MRH soccer senior night photos

In the news: missing dog, ‘hipster’ Maplewood, more

Maplewood made a national list of top ‘hipster’ cities, also a Maplewood resident’s support dog went missing and it’s become news. Feast — Spotlight: The Muddled Pig Gastropub Serves Swine-Filled Fare in Maplewood
KMOV — Former employee arrested after trying to burgle business with owner still inside
KMOV — Dog that warns owner about seizures disappears
Riverfront Times — Missouri Has Largest Racial Gap in the U.S. for Out-of-School Suspensions, ACLU Says
Riverfront Times — St. Louis Is One of the Hottest Hipster Markets in America
STL Jewish Light — Being ‘sick and tired’ won’t curb gun violence
St. Louis American — Reverend, representative and rabbi demand investigation of County Police
St. Louis Magazine — Maplewood named one of top “hipster” cities in the US

Return unused prescription drugs on Drug Take Back Day

Maplewood Police will take part in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; on Saturday, October 28. The event provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of the medications. In Maplewood it will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maplewood Police Station lobby. In past years Brentwood and Richmond Heights police departments have also participated.

MRH soccer senior night photos

The Maplewood Richmond Heights senior boys soccer players were honored at senior night on Wednesday. The Blue Devils beat Hancock 4-1 in the game to stand at 14-7-1. Michael Langston said he had to “yell out the senior night honors because the microphone cord broke, is probably a highlight that I will never forgot,” he said on Facebook. Photos by Patrick McMackin via Facebook.

Richmond Heights police, others, to be topic of public hearing at county council

St. Louis County Council District 4 representative, Rochelle Walton Gray (D), on the council’s Justice and Health Committee, announced a public hearing set for the council’s Oct. 17 meeting “regarding the response and actions of police departments” relating to the recent protests in St. Louis County. Police departments from Richmond Heights, St.

State drops ACT test cost, MRH picks it up

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District plans to pick up where the state of Missouri has dropped off, paying for its high school juniors to take the ACT college readiness assessment test. Gov. Eric Greitens this summer cut $4 million in school assessment funding, which included the cost for all public high school juniors to take the ACT. Maplewood Richmond Heights is one school district that will pick up the $46 fee per test for its students, St. Louis Public Radio has reported. MRH Assistant Superintendent Roxanna Mechem told NPR she was surprised when state education officials ended the free exam program.

Maplewood ranks high on national ‘hipster’ list

Maplewood (ZIP code 63143) has been ranked 14th nationally on a National Association of Realtors’ list of “hipster” places to live — beating out cities such as Eugene, Oregon, and Minneapolis. Hipsters, according to the study, are “those who embrace the indie culture and tend to embrace lifestyles of artisanal coffee and avocado toast.” Maplewood has at least half a dozen shops to find ‘artisanal coffee.’ The director of economic research for realtor.com® said hipsters have a knack for getting it right. “Based on our research, there’s clear evidence that ‘hipster’ popularity — in markets like Austin, Texas — has led to mainstream interest and higher home prices over time,” said Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com®.

Volleyball Eagles over Devils in homecoming game

Brentwood volleyball beat Maplewood Richmond Heights in two sets (25-21, 26-24) in their homecoming game Tuesday. Both teams have strong records heading into the post season. Brentwood stands at 12-5 with the regular season coming to a close. The loss dropped MRH to 19-3. The Eagles defeated the Blue Devils earlier in the season as well.

Saint Louis Closet Co. to install closets in firehouse, on city agenda

The city of Maplewood plans to use Maplewood business, St. Louis Closet Company, for built-in closets in the new firehouse. The council will consider a resolution to approve a bid from the company at its meeting on Tuesday. The company submitted the sole bid to the city for the installation. According to the agenda the cost will be $44,472 for closets to be installed in seven bunk rooms and an office.

Support dog missing in Maplewood

A support dog belonging to a Maplewood man went missing on Thursday, Oct. 5, according to, a neighbor, Jann Henningsen, who is helping the owner find it. She (the dog, Maddie) is a support dog (not officially certified) for a man who is diabetic and prone to seizures, and accompanies him to his medical appointments to BJC. The dog, a small poodle, disappeared near Greenwood Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue in Maplewood at around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Thai restaurant plan, block parties were most read posts last week

A post on Maplewood plan and zoning passing a request for a new Thai restaurant was the most popular last week. Here’s the top 10. Thai restaurant passes Maplewood P&Z
Neighbors come out for Night Out Against Crime
Piano bar space back on the market
Plan & Zoning to consider new restaurant at 7403 Manchester
Chamber announces winners
HomeGoods moving to Brentwood
Maplewood History: 4 Buildings, 3 City Halls and 1 Case of Mistaken Identity
Former Sports Attic lot set to be parking lot; fire cause still “undetermined”
Maplewood resident to run NYC Marathon to support UNICEF
Huge haul for Weekend on Wheels

See last week’s top posts.