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.
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.
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 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.
Maplewood Police on Saturday reported to a vehicle accident in the 7300 block of Marietta Avenue after a delivery truck hit a car parked on the street. The contact apparently broke two windows and caused other damage. The driver of the truck stayed in the area and cooperated with police, the department reports.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Barry Greenberg and council members, Steve Moseley (Ward 1) and Ray Crader (Ward 2) were elected to office in April. Jenny Schmidt was elected to fill the empty Ward 1 council seat in August. The city of Maplewood asked each of them five questions:
Why did you run for office? How long have you lived in Maplewood? Please tell us about your professional background and current employment.
Tracy Bernard Gnau, 45, of 2015 S. Big Bend, was charged last week for operating a motor vehicle while being intoxicated, according to court and police records. He was arrested in the 3200 block of Laclede Station Road on March 12, 2017. Maplewood police report that Gnau smelled strongly of an odor of an intoxicating beverage, and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Also his speech was slurred and mumbling. He refused a field sobriety test.
Maplewood firefighter, Matt Wilcox is a member of the Missouri Task Force 1, a select group of Missouri firefighters deployed to the Houston area to help rescue residents overcome by the rains of Hurricane Harvey. He has shared photos on Facebook.
Maplewood officials at the council meeting on Monday unanimously approved a package liquor license, including sales on Sunday and special package tasting license for a store set to replace the former Conoco station at 3600 S. Big Bend Boulevard. The owner, Gaurang Bhavsar, has operated the Conoco station for thee years, and told the council it wasn’t making enough money as a gas station. Council members asked Bhavsar before the vote about his request for the package tasting license, which is separate and above a liquor license, City Manager Marty Corcoran said. Bhavsar said the additional license would allow tastings that package liquor companies sometimes sponsor. Mayor Barry Greenberg asked Corcoran if there was a history of problems at the store.