I'm the editor and publisher of 40 South News. Previously I was an editor for the AOL-owned Patch.com in St. Louis. At various times I edited Patch sites in Clayton, Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood, Shrewsbury, Affton and others. Before that I shot and wrote for the Principia School, in St. Louis. I live in Maplewood with my wife, Nancy.
At its meeting on Monday the Brentwood Board of Aldermen made it clear. City code previously had not stated specifically that short term rentals were not allowed in the city. Now it does. The city officials voted unanimously to clarify the wording in an ordinance to keep short term rentals out of the city, prohibiting residents in any zoned area, including condominiums, from operating an Airbnb business or any short term rental out of their home. A short term rental is defined by the city as less than 30 days.
Maplewood Richmond Heights senior Nate Grady-Liska has signed to play basketball at St. Louis Community College, according to MRH on Twitter on Tuesday. Also, Zac Barton wins the 100-yard dash in a track meet at Brentwood, in a Tweet on Monday. https://twitter.com/mrhhighschool/status/986314475316875265
Bike-share companies LimeBikes and Ofo (yellow) kicked off in St. Louis — 750 each, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A 40 South reader reported a Limebike bike parked outside Orbit Pinball Lounge on Sutton, said her (his?) boyfriend rode it in from The Grove. A Twitter user wondered what it would take to have Maplewood be part of the program. https://twitter.com/dbeebestl/status/986439387771736065
Maplewood Police reported on Twitter Wednesday that due to recent resident complaints they’ll be out enforcing the law at the intersection of Sutton Boulevard and Flora Avenue. https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMOPD/status/986571453544960000
The storefront near Menards that was a Pie five Pizza for less than a year is to be a Five Guys Burgers and Fries, according to a construction supervisor on the site Wednesday morning. Pie Five Pizza opened there in July 2016 and closed in April 2017. Google shows about ten Five Guys in the St. Louis area. The nearest one is at the Galleria.
Maplewood residents met Monday evening for a second public meeting to talk about funds the city is due to receive (about $400,000 annually) following the passage of Proposition P in St. Louis County. The Maplewood Community Builders group organized the meeting, held at at New Destiny Apostolic Church in Maplewood. Following their first meeting, in November, members of the group canvased Maplewood, surveying about 440 residents on their feelings about the Maplewood Police Department. An organizer with the group added this, regarding the survey.
St. Louis songwriter, musician and singer, Gloria Attoun wrote a song promoting unity, kindness and getting along with each other. It’s called ‘Love is Much More Beautiful’ and was performed and videotaped at The Stone Spiral Coffeehouse in Maplewood in front of a group of coffeehouse patrons who sang along. The St. Louis native and sometimes Maplewood resident recorded the song there because The Stone Spiral — and Maplewood in general — promotes and exudes creativity, diversity and unity, she said.
The list of most popular posts last week was led by the news of Taco Bell moving to Maplewood — according to some TB employees. Homes for sale in the MRH School District came in second. Taco Bell taking over former Maplewood Tim Hortons location: employees
Homes Under $200k in MRH School District
No lease signed for former Tim Hortons building: owner
Strange Donuts, Elmwood, Galleria in the news
If you see smoke coming from near MRH this week, this might be why
Resident wants Charter to clean up tangle of wires
Maplewood History: A Hunk, A Hunk of Burning… Hobby? Bike trail still alive in Maplewood, 2019 construction possible
Crossing at Richmond Heights: what’s coming
Former car lot likely to remain a car lot
Commercial space is up for rent in Maplewood that was recently part of the Book House. Landlord Red Brick is offering the 3,700 space in the 7300 block of Manchester Road for $18.50/PSF + NNN (triple net lease), according to the company’s website.
Maplewood Richmond Heights students Caroline Barron, Stella Henline, Anabel Parreno, Tamar Crump, and Stasya Jurascik were recognized this week by the American Association of University Women as STEM Young Women of Promise, according to the school. The students were honored for their accomplishments in advanced science and math classes, as well as their commitment to helping others achieve STEM success. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political, according to its website.