Coming snack shop was top post

News of a snack shop coming to Maplewood led the list of last week’s most popular posts; followed by an existing Maplewood business looking at having its space cut by its landlord. Last week’s top posts:

Snack shop coming to Maplewood; work begins on Elmwood
Landlord drastically cutting Maplewood shop’s space
Misspelled signs may not be sign-maker’s fault
Femme clothing store closes
Liquor store to open soon on S. Big Bend
Maplewood Police responds; stops speeders
Concours Auto closing Maplewood lot
Del Pietro’s in wall board stage
No charges for Strange theft
Maplewood officers jabbed with hypodermic needles while making arrest

Most popular posts from last week: What’s coming to The Crossings tops the list

Last week’s list top 10 most popular posts in 40 South was led by the list of businesses coming to The Crossings at Richmond Heights. Ellen DeGeneres surprising a local cashier came in second. Crossing at Richmond Heights: what’s coming
Ellen DeGeneres surprises Walgreens cashier
Boland Place update: preliminary plans at city hall
Anticipated restaurants, Tim Hortons, Brentwood wrestling in the news
Brentwood officials OK purchase on Manchester to ‘enhance flood protection’
Waldbart Florist closes, to reopen in Clayton
Total Access Urgent Care now owns Waldbart Florist building
Maplewood officials could consider putting trash pickup tax on ballot
Armed robbery at Galleria parking lot: police
Maplewood Aldi will be super busy for 5 weeks

Top 20 for 2017: firings, closings, openings

Breaking the 40 South 2017 top stories into categories, people being fired is number one: the most popular by far was when lifeguards at the Maplewood Family pool were fired over their use of a chat app, second was the firing of four Brentwood city employees in a day. Then there’s business closings: Pie Five, Waldbart Florist (end of 2017), Tim Hortons; and openings: Homegoods, Side Project Brewing (a long line for beer), Maplewood Wash House, Toasty Subs. Some locally sad news: an MRH sixth-grader and a well-known Brentwood woman died, a Maplewood family needed funeral costs for their father. In crime, Maplewood Police identified some carjacking suspects, and a Maplewood woman was shot in St. Louis city.

Last week’s top posts

News of Del Pietro’s opening in January led the news last week. The Tim Hortons closing came in second, at the end of the week. Del Pietro’s to open in January: STL Magazine
Maplewood Tim Hortons shuttered
Owner removes tree at Sutton and Flora
Police arrests suspect in porch theft, thanks all who shared photo on social media
40 South editor invited onto Jennifer Blome radio talk show
Maplewood man stabbed neighbor: police
Maplewood History: Crossing to Safety
Historical maps show area through time
New Maplewood restaurant, MRH chef in the news
MSD cleaning sewerage spill in Richmond Heights, Maplewood

Last week’s most-read posts

The post on the Hendels’ Christmas decorations, and that this is the last year for it, was the most popular of the week. City of Brentwood news, and a new Maplewood restaurant followed. Last year for Maplewood’s Christmas house
Brentwood considered 6 others to be laid off in November
Restaurant planned for former piano bar space
Maplewood police post video, photo of theft suspect
In the news: smash and grab at jewelry store, more
Brentwood man charged with leaving the scene, after hitting bus: police
Maplewood business closing — what’s coming is “exciting”
Brentwood to use Prop P for street lights, protective equipment, furniture
Maplewood Police solve van-bus collision
Two filed to run for Brentwood board of aldermen

Last week’s top-read posts

A business closing, and one coming is the top-read news in 40 South last week. MRH parents blocking an intersection going to school was second. Maplewood business closing — what’s coming is “exciting”
ECC parents blocking intersection: police
4 Brentwood city employees fired in one day, sources say
Maplewood P&Z to consider condo proposal
Brentwood removes houses
Brentwood considered 6 others to be laid off in November
2 options to connect Maplewood to greenway presented
Condos to be ‘commercial’ condos; more from Maplewood P&Z
Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights sales tax rates among 5th highest (2014)
Crowds for the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk

Top November posts in 40 South

The 40 South post about four Brentwood city employees being fired in one day was November’s most read post. The closing of Maplewood Little Caesar’s Pizza followed, and a planned Brentwood apartment complex being nixed came after that. The top 10:

4 Brentwood city employees fired in one day, sources say
Maplewood Little Caesar’s closes
Once-planned apartment complex is no more
Liquor license being requested for former piano bar location
Man shot dead in Richmond Heights, woman charged
MRH parents continue to block driveways: police
Brentwood officials consider sales tax for flood mitigation plan
Maplewood police seize guns, marijuana
Man shot at Brentwood Metrolink: Fox 2
Maplewood Walmart has more police calls than any other Maplewood business: Fox News

Most popular posts last week: fired in Brentwood, nixed apartments, Walmart crime

A post on the firing of four Brentwood city employees was by far the most read last week in 40 South. Also in Brentwood, plans for a new apartment complex didn’t go through, and Fox News reported that more police calls originate at the Maplewood Walmart than any other Maplewood business. 4 Brentwood city employees fired in one day, sources say
Once-planned apartment complex is no more
Maplewood Walmart has more police calls than any other Maplewood business: Fox News
Border neighborhood sees double-digit crime increase
Delay not out of the ordinary: Boland Place apartments
Maddie the support dog is found, neighbor says
Brentwood’s Louise Charboneau is remembered, as trees are dedicated to her
In the news: Antar Thompson at Mizzou, superfood, road rage shooting
Oilers practice in Brentwood
Sleep in the park benefits homeless teens

Last week’s top posts

Last week’s most popular posts included the closing of Maplewood’s Little Caesars, a proposed Brentwood tax failing at the polls and another one considered. Also an MRH principal spending time on an aircraft carrier. Maplewood Little Caesar’s closes
Brentwood officials consider sales tax for flood mitigation plan
New Brentwood tax fails in low-turnout election
MRH principal set to live aboard aircraft carrier
HomeGoods moving to Brentwood
In the news: a boycott, MRH runner at state, more
RH recognizes business person, citizen of the year
Resident to run for Maplewood City Council: his statement
How to run for Richmond Heights City Council: 4 seats available
Pastor’s accident, MRH PhD, BHS debate: in social media

Last weeks top posts

Ongoing thefts off the front lot of a Richmond Heights business was the most-read post last week. A Doug Houser post on Maplewood history followed that (Doug Houser at number seven too). A Maplewood church giving sanctuary to an immigrant was the third most popular. Pottery, plants stolen off Richmond Heights business front lot
Maplewood History: The End of a Dry Spell
Immigrant taking sanctuary in Maplewood church
Pastor takes 1st step to allow immigrant to return home
Maplewood residents to hold community forum on allocation of Prop P funds
Maplewood businesses to hold silent auction, help feed families over holidays
Maplewood History: Billy Jones Unadorned
Brentwood voters to decide tax in November
TanCo founder to plead in kidnapping of Maplewood man
HomeGoods moving to Brentwood

Most read posts from past week

The most read post of the past week was of a Maplewood woman who was killed in St. Louis city. A Maplewood church giving sanctuary to an illegal immigrant was the second most read. The past week’s top ten:

Maplewood woman shot, killed while riding motorcycle in St. Louis: Post-Dispatch (updated)
Immigrant taking sanctuary in Maplewood church
1st-grader conjures up scariest yard on the street
Election to be held to replace departing Maplewood council member
Maplewood officials talk greenway options; OK Thai restaurant
HomeGoods to open in November in Brentwood
Maplewood mayor launches blog
Richmond Heights notifies Airbnb operators it’s not allowed
Brentwood voters to decide tax in November
Artists First artists beautify Yale Avenue bus stop

Thai restaurant plan, block parties were most read posts last week

A post on Maplewood plan and zoning passing a request for a new Thai restaurant was the most popular last week. Here’s the top 10. Thai restaurant passes Maplewood P&Z
Neighbors come out for Night Out Against Crime
Piano bar space back on the market
Plan & Zoning to consider new restaurant at 7403 Manchester
Chamber announces winners
HomeGoods moving to Brentwood
Maplewood History: 4 Buildings, 3 City Halls and 1 Case of Mistaken Identity
Former Sports Attic lot set to be parking lot; fire cause still “undetermined”
Maplewood resident to run NYC Marathon to support UNICEF
Huge haul for Weekend on Wheels

See last week’s top posts.