Boardwalk Waffles to move to Manchester & Sutton

Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream is planning a move to a high-profile space in Maplewood, but one that has seen some turnover in past years. The waffle and ice cream shop plans to move from 7326B Manchester Road, where it opened in early 2017, to 7376 Manchester Road, the corner of Manchester and Sutton, an employee said. The most recent tenant there was The Live Juke Joint Dueling Piano Bar, which closed in 2017. Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery tried unsuccessfully to sign a lease for the spot, but that fell through in September. The new buildout — in the space much larger than its current location — will begin in November, according to the employee.

Resident commissions Artists First artists to paint sunflowers on her fence

Artists from Artists First were commissioned by Maplewood resident Mary Taylor to paint a mural of sunflowers on a portion of her backyard fence. Artists at the Artists First studio, collaborated on the design including composition, colors and techniques. The painting is in progress. Artists First Executive Director Sheila Suderwalla said the project has been a rewarding experience for the artists. “Participating in the larger community is important to some of our marginalized artists such as those with disabilities.

MRH softball advances in district tourney

The Maplewood Richmond Heights Lady Blue Devils (#4 seed) won their first District game 18-4 over Metro (#5 seed) in Herculaneum on Wednesday. It was MRH’s first ever District win in softball, MRH Boosters reported on Facebook. MRH is in the Class 2 District 3. MRH will play Hancock (#1 seed) Thursday at approximately 5:15 p.m. also at Herculaneum. Brentwood, in their Class 2 District 4 game, lost to the #1 tournament seed Elsberry by a score of 10-0.

Maplewood resident, Wash U grad student, wins on Jeopardy

Erin Barry, a graduate student in history at Washington University in St. Louis, and   Maplewood resident, was on the Jeopardy game show Monday, winning $20,400. See more about her winning day on the game show at The Jeopardy Fan.

Bus stop transformation planned

Residents, business owners and transit riders are invited a discussion on how to create a fun, artistic place in Maplewood at the MetroBus Stop at the southwest corner of Manchester Road and Marshall Avenue. The city of Maplewood is teaming up with AARP, Citizens for Modern Transit and KaBOOM! with support from Citizen’s National Bank to provide the community an opportunity to weigh in on a new vision for the transit stop by Foundation Grounds. Two dates are planned: Oct. 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. and Oct.

In the news: Vaping is a serious problem at BHS administrators say; Saratoga Lanes named Best Bowling Alley

Brentwood High School student publication The Eagle reports on vaping at the high school, an MRH student will play on an all-star golf team, and more in the news. The Eagle — Vaping: Is Brentwood Hooked? Fox 2 — UPDATE: Missing 3-year-old boy found safe in Brentwood
KMOV — Police searching for suspected bank robber outside of St. Louis Galleria Mall
Metropolitan Golf Association — 2019 Mid America Junior Cup
Riverfront Times — Best Bowling Alley – Saratoga Lanes
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Maplewood man charged with stabbing mother in face with kitchen knife

In the news: Jean Ponzi, MRH runner, Richmond Heights Post office burgled, Maplewood fire & much more

Quite a bit of news items covering our area recently. Alive Magazine — ‘Green Jean’ Ponzi Invites a Radical Rethinking of Negativity at TedxGatewayArch
Fox 2 — No injuries reported following three-alarm apartment fire in Maplewood
KMOV — Person hit by train at Maplewood MetroLink station (editor: This photo doesn’t look like the Maplewood station, which is all above ground level)
KMOV — Water main break closed SB Hanley near I-64
KMOX — Julio Zegarra-Ballon (Zee Bee Market)
KMOX — MetroLink service resumes after pedestrian accident causes temporary shut down 
Ladue News — Maplewood’s Home Décor Haven: Big Bend Antique Gallery
Ladue News — PAINT Nail Bar Offers Fume-Free, Natural Nail Treatments
News Tribune (Columbia, MO) — Cross Country: Distler takes second at Gans Creek (Malik Stewart of MRH come in first of 216 runners)
New York Post — Missing Missouri homeless man also happens to be a millionaire
Riverfront Times — Turpentine-Drinking Homeless St. Louis Millionaire Missing, Might be in Maplewood
Sauce Magazine — First Look: C. Oliver Coffee & Flower Bar in Maplewood
St. Louis Business Journal — Maplewood restaurant closes. Here’s what’s next for its owner. 

3 Maplewood restaurants make RFT best-of list

Elmwood, Thai Table and Reeds American Table all won spots in the Riverfront Times annual Best of St. Louis 2019. Reeds’ win was posthumous — the best restaurant to ‘die’ in 2019. Riverfront Times — Best Thai Restaurant 
Riverfront Times — Best New Restaurant 
Riverfront Times — Best Bartender 
Riverfront Times — Best Restaurant to Die in 2019 

Elmwood posted about their win on Instagram:

Maplewood Police corporal promoted to sergeant, detective to corporal

Maplewood Police Chief Steve Kruse announced on Tuesday that Corporal Steven Jamerson is promoted to the rank of police sergeant and Detective Erika Vargas is promoted to the rank of police corporal. In Feb. 2018 Artists First artist Danny Speck wanted to honor the Maplewood Police Department, so he painted a picture of a Maplewood police car. Maplewood Police Corporal Steve Jamerson liked it so much he surprised Speck and bought it. Jamerson was honored in a city council meeting in Feb.

25 Maplewood blocks partied in the street

It was a warm evening, but that didn’t stop 25 blocks in Maplewood from taking part in the St. Louis Regional Night Out on Tuesday. The photos below are from the Marietta Avenue party and from the Maplewood Police Facebook page.

ATT and/or contractor fails to resolve 7-week old mess: business owner

William Madosky has said that ATT or one of its contractors needs to fix a mess blocking a sidewalk at his chiropractic office at at the corner of Big Bend and Alicia in Maplewood. He posted that it has been going on for seven weeks and is still not resolved, “which means that ATT and/or its contractors have not done anything since a water main was fixed one day after it burst.” Madosky said Trevis Brewer at ATT has “reached out” to the contractor more than once and is awaiting a reply.

Group helping #MeToo individual who seeks a home: Update

A group of concerned citizens contacted 40 South asking to help get the word out that they’re trying to find a house for a #MeToo individual. The group is trying to help the individual relocate to a house in the Maplewood or Richmond Heights area, and say they can pay about $80,000. Update: The group is still seeking a house for the individual, and now says they can pay approximately $90,000. Anyone with a lead on such a house can send an email to:

The #MeToo movement is against sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Big Bend Blvd. work planned to be done by end of year

David G. Wrone, public information manager for St. Louis County Departments of Transportation and Public Works, responded to a question about the progress on the Big Bend resurfacing:

“We’re improving Big Bend from Manchester north to Delmar – a total of three miles of roadway. Work began this spring on the $3.58 million project. Concurrent with our work, Missouri American Water – this summer – removed and replaced 10,000 feet of water main beneath Big Bend’s southbound curb lane – a project resting largely within the parameters of our own job. The water company’s work is complete.

Marty Corcoran honored for 36 years as Maplewood City Manager

Marty Corcoran was recognized for his 36 years of service to the City of Maplewood at the Sept. 24 Maplewood city council meeting. From the city of Maplewood on Facebook: ‘Marty has served the City of Maplewood staff, residents and businesses with dignity and respect. We wish him all the best in his retirement!’ Photos via Maplewood City Hall Facebook.

Bank of Maplewood sign being offered online

The piece of stone with the word: ‘BANK’ carved into it — a remnant of the bank at Manchester Rd. and Sutton Blvd. demolished almost 40 years ago — is being offered on Craigslist. It was previously in the back yard of a Marietta Avenue house, but was sold in an estate sale. The seller, unidentified, is asking $2,500.

In the news: politics, MRH, a glassblower

There have been plenty of mentions of Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights news in various media lately. The Call Newspapers — Stenger’s ‘right-hand man’ sentenced to 15 months in prison
The Edwardsville Intelligencer — Free flu shots at SSM Hospitals
Fox 2 — New climate-controlled pet shelters offer cool place to leave your pet while you shop
Fox 2 — Man shot outside of popular bar in Maplewood
Fox 2 — The benefits of adding superfoods to your daily diet
Fox 2 — Terry Tillman’s family demands evidence in officer-involved shooting
KMOV — Employee charged in shooting sister’s boyfriend outside the Post in Maplewood
KMOV — Family of man fatally shot by police officer near Galleria demanding answers
KMOX — Missing ‘million dollar’ homeless man might be roaming Maplewood
St. Louis Business Journal — Family Business Profile: Orlando’s grows from in-home operation to one of the largest caterers in St. Louis
St. Louis Business Journal — Chase hires St.

Maplewood named “Missouri’s most underrated place to visit”

Using data from, TripAdvisor and Google Maps, NetCredit crunched the numbers to identify 50 hidden gems across America, with highly rated landmarks and activities. They named Maplewood as: “Missouri’s most underrated place to visit” and highlighted Schlafly Bottleworks as a ‘must-visit’ attraction in Maplewood. See the full article here.  

Shooting result of domestic dispute: Maplewood Police

Maplewood Police press release:
Maplewood police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 7300 block of Manchester Rd. at approximately 4:08 pm. Upon their arrival, they found a 26-year-old north St. Louis County man lying on the sidewalk who had sustained gunshot wounds. Paramedics conveyed the shooting victim to an area hospital where he is undergoing surgery.

Clementine’s Maplewood plan falls through

The ice cream shop Clementine’s Creamery a few months ago had plans to open a location this fall in Maplewood at 7376 Manchester Road. Now they say they’re looking for a new location. The shop told 40 South, through Facebook: “It has been delayed, need to find new spot.” No other details. Maplewood city is also in the dark about what happened.

In the press: Karen Hall, Malik Stewart, demonstrators

Local woman collecting items for hurricane victims, demonstrators block streets, and other local news. Fox 2 — Local mother collecting items to drive down to victims of Hurricane Dorian
Fox 2 — Plant thief strikes again? Police believe cases are connected
KMOV — MetroLink resumes operation between Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Maplewood-Manchester Stations
KMOV — Demonstrators block streets near Galleria, Richmond Heights PD to protest officer-involved shooting
KMOX — Wesley Bell weighs whether police shooting was justified
Ladue News — Board News (MRH superintendent, Karen Hall named to board)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Malik Stewart, senior, Maplewood-Richmond Heights
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Webster Groves’ Teeter wins landmark title under the lights