Rainbow over Maplewood, leads to frozen custard

A well-photographed rainbow followed Thursday’s storm. Maplewood resident Robert Chandler got a full-rainbow photo over Maplewood. Another shot — from Twitter — shows Andy’s Frozen Custard, in Richmond Heights, at the bottom of the arc. Some St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographers posted some nice photos on Twitter too.

Here’s a good sign

Thai Table recently installed their sign outside its yet-to-open location at 7403 Manchester Road. They say on Instagram that ‘Maplewood’ will go under that.See also: Another good sign in Maplewood, Coming restaurants: updates

Here’s some recent progress from Instagram. https://instagram.com/p/Bj2jRVfnkNw/

Maplewood officials consider tattoo studio, Prop P funds

Maplewood city officials on Tuesday in a voice vote in the first readings, unanimously approve a proposed tattoo studio at 2801- 2803 S. Big Bend Boulevard. The third and final vote will take place at the next council meeting. Council member Ray Crader asked owner asked about age restrictions, and owner, Alan Thompson, said state regulations allow no one under 18 to get a tattoo without parental consent. He said 16 is the minimum age; also that minors aren’t allowed in the shop. Council member Sandi Phillips said she was at the planning and zoning meeting where it first approved, and that parking was the number one issue there.

Maplewood City Council discusses how to control traffic on block with 15 kids

About a dozen of approximately 30 in the audience at the Maplewood City Council meeting on Tuesday came from Marietta Avenue. Their block carries higher than average traffic for a residential street according to a city study, and a percentage of those are speeding. The residents who are also parents see it at the bus stop on Marshall Avenue.  They said drivers don’t yield to pedestrians, cut through a parking lot on the corner, exhibit road rage, and swipe parked cars as they come north on Marshall and turn left on Marietta. The city had sent a letter to the residents with a suggestion from a traffic consultant to allow parking on the north side of the street to discourage the cut-through traffic. Not one resident or council member liked the idea.

Missing person in Maplewood: police post on Monday she’s still missing

Maplewood Police have reported that a woman is missing:

Update: Maplewood Police posted on Facebook and Twitter that Barbara Johnson, 62, last seen on May 15, is still missing. MISSING PERSON: Attempt to locate Barbara Johnson, 62, 4’10”, 85 lbs, brown hair and hazel eyes. Last seen on 05/16/18 at 3:00 p.m. in the 7200 block of Manchester Rd. wearing black hat, black blouse and black pants. If seen please call us at 314-645-3000.

New truck, banning beekeeping, grass height on Brentwood Public Works agenda

In the past Brentwood has used a city-owned 2008 Chevy heavy-duty dump truck to tow the city’s band wagon, which weighs approximately 17,000 pounds. The city points out in the agenda that the truck wasn’t specified for pulling a bandwagon. Taking into account the weight of the truck and the wagon, the combined weight could cause damage to the truck. The staff recommends selling or trading one of its current trucks and buying a new one capable of towing the bandwagon. The cost would be approximately $90,000.

Tattoo studio, Marietta Avenue traffic, more, on Maplewood City Council agenda

Maplewood city officials on Tuesday will have the first reading for an ordinance to allow a tattoo studio on S. Big Bend. Also they plan to discuss adding parking to Marietta Avenue as a measure to control traffic. Planning and zoning last week approved sending a positive recommendation for the tattoo studio, at 2801- 2803 S. Big Bend Boulevard, to city council with a 4-1 vote. Parents and other residents on Marietta are concerned about the volume and speed of traffic there, especially on school mornings. Last week the residents received a proposed plan from the city to add parking to the north side of the street to slow traffic.

MRH runner named All-Metro Newcomer of the Year

Maplewood Richmond Heights sophomore Malik Stewart has been named the All-Metro Boys Track Newcomer of the Year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In Stewart’s first state meet he won the Class 2 1,600-meter state championship in 4 minutes and 31 seconds and took second in the 800 to help the Blue Devils finish second as a team, their highest finish since 2011. He also anchored MRH’s winning 4×800 team, running the team’s final 800 meters in 1:58.3. In fall 2017 Stewart took second in the state cross country meet.

Top posts: Tattoo studio, developer 2nd chance, coming restaurants

The most popular post in 40 South last week was on Maplewood Planning and Zoning’s approval for recommendation to city council of a tattoo studio. The post on Richmond Heights mayor giving a developer more time followed. Maplewood P&Z votes to recommend tattoo studio
Developer given another chance in Richmond Heights; growlers could be OK’d for RH Schnucks
Coming restaurants: updates
Maplewood considering on-street parking to discourage cut-through traffic
Shop ‘n Save sign is gone
The shelves are staying: Shop ‘n Save employees
June 10 Open Houses
Co-working space opens in Maplewood
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Wild turkey spotted in Maplewood: it was photographed then it flew away

‘Libraries Rock’ is the summer reading theme

Get a logbook, puzzles, list of activities, and a special gift when you sign for for the summer reading program at the Maplewood Public Library. Also check out ‘Musical Mondays,’ coloring to music on Wednesdays, and movie showings on Tuesdays, all at the Maplewood Public Library.

The shelves are staying: Shop ‘n Save employees

One thing known about the now-vacant 57,575 square foot space (per leasing info) is that the shelves are staying. That’s according to some Shop ‘n Save employees wearing corporate badges when the store was closing. Rumors have been floating about the future of the site. One local grocery chain — Schnucks — when contacted, didn’t confirm or deny anything — just: “In keeping with company policy, we don’t comment on rumor or speculation. As always, if we have news to announce regarding future locations, we will share it at the appropriate time.”

Co-working space opens in Maplewood

A new co-working space opened this month a short walk from the center of downtown Maplewood. Here’s information about the spot, from a press release:

Maplewood is at the heart of everything – and now a new co-working space will be at the heart of Maplewood. A new office community environment opened its doors June 1 and will target start-ups, innovators and other professionals who have a need for short or long term creative work space. The business was conceived by Moose Partners, the entity that controls Moosylvania, which was founded by long time marketing creative guy, Norty Cohen. It will be located in the 1950s school that is adjacent to his agency, which is in an historic 96-year-old, former church in the thriving epicenter of downtown Maplewood.