Pet shop shop dog has died

Sassybear, the Airedale Terrier owned by Tony and Sheri Phipps, owners of Airedale Antics pet supply store, passed on three to four weeks ago. Sheri Phipps told 40 South that news after reading last week that Pepper, of Scheidt Hardware, owned by Bob Scheidt, had died. Phipps said a memorial has been in the shop since she passed. Sassybear was the Airedale Antics shop dog for many years. Airedale Antics is at 7316 Manchester Road.  



Great view from new business

The new showroom for Goebel & Company Furniture, at 7401 Manchester Road, gives a view of the intersection at Sutton Boulevard. The hand-built furniture is made in St. Louis. The building was formally (several years ago) the Monarch Restaurant. Developer David Schlafly bought and renovated the building.

Bakery is on the market

Maplewood’s Great Harvest Bakery is on the market, according to its owner, Steve Jawor. Jawor has owned the Great Harvest for more than a dozen years. It was in Olivette before moving to Maplewood, at 7360 Manchester Road. Jawor said he’s taking offers. The Kirkwood Great Harvest as been on the market for several months.

Maplewood Pawn to close

Maplewood Pawn owner Gian Vianello has announced that after almost 60 years he’s closing the doors for good. On Facebook Vianello said the shop, at 7407 Manchester Road, was opened in 1958 by Jerry Bearman and managed by Fred Schuver. “They taught me how to do the right thing. They retired. Now it’s my time,” Vianello said.

3 commercial buildings sold in Maplewood

A longtime owner of three commercial buildings in the 7300 block of Manchester Road has sold them all, according to a tenant. Sole Survivor owner Steve Rye said Friday that T. Rohan — owner of 7310, 7312 and 7314 Manchester Road — has sold out and plans to move out of 7310 Manchester Road. Rohan ran his interior design business on the first floor until he moved upstairs in 2014 and eventually leased the street level space to Larder & Cupboard. Rye said the new owner plans to renovate the upstairs of the buildings and lease them out for offices.

Red Brick removes piano bar sign

The Live Juke Joint Piano Bar closed in July after an approximately year and a half run at the corner of Manchester and Sutton. The sign is now down. Red Brick Development employees were removing the sign Friday morning. One said, “Mr. Rothschild told us to take it down.” (Pete Rothschild owns Red Brick.) They also said they were sorry they didn’t have a new sign to put up.

New look for Shop ‘n Save in the works

The Maplewood Shop ‘n Save has changes on the way — “wall to wall” — according to an employee on Tuesday. Employees there said the pharmacy is being moved to the north side of the building, with a drive-thru added. Other walls will go up and down, with changes in groceries displays.

Package liquor store could replace gas station

The owner of the former Conoco gas station, at 3600 Big Bend Boulevard, will ask Maplewood city officials at their meeting on Tuesday to use the building as a package liquor store. The awning and pumps were removed recently. Gaurang Bhavsar will request a packaged liquor license and Sunday packaged liquor license for the store, according to the meeting agenda. Maplewood city staff recommends approval the the store. Also at the meeting:

Resident, Adelina Mart’s term on the board of adjustment is to be ‘corrected.’

A Dollar Tree mystery

Dollar Tree in Deer Creek didn’t open this morning, according to a report to 40 South. A local resident got there at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, and there was a woman making a phone call to the company. The company was aware, but no one had put a note on the door saying the store hadn’t opened. Apparently the manager didn’t show up and employees couldn’t get in. After hanging around for a while the resident called the police.

Live Juke Joint Piano Bar shuttered: Facebook, Yelp

According to Facebook and Yelp posts, Live Juke Joint Piano Bar in Maplewood has closed permanently. A Facebook post says it closed on July 22. Partners Andrew Graefe, and Phillip “Spanky” Manaois to open the restaurant/bar at 7376 Manchester Road, in November 2015. Back to approximately 2010, the corner has been the Live Juke Joint Piano Bar, the Blind Tiger restaurant, the Jumpin’ Jupiter cabaret, and Jive and Wail piano bar.  

Conoco station, laundromat changes in Maplewood

The pumps and awning at the Conoco station at 3600 S Big Bend Boulevard were removed on Tuesday. On Wednesday just the station remained. So far, no information to share on the plans. The Big Bend Coin Laundry, next to the Conoco, at 3620 S. Big Bend Boulevard, is still in operation, while its replacement (Maplewood Wash House), at 3010 S. Big Bend is under construction. An employee with the general contractor said it might be finished in one or two months.

‘Chateau Maplewood’ wine bar passes P&Z

Maplewood planning and zoning Monday night approved a new wine bar/restaurant, with retail wine by the bottle at the former J&E Office City location — 7326 Manchester Road. Owner, Brian Hobbs, was the general manager at Bar Les Freres in Clayton for four and a half years, a job he left two and half weeks ago, he told the commission. Hobbs plans on calling the new wine bar Chateau Maplewood, he said after the meeting. It will have about about 20 tables and a wine bar for eight. He plans on serving lunch, dinner and desserts, but the focus will be on wine — a “full wine experience,” he said.