Last week’s most popular

A post on the joint fire command structure, now that the Rock Hill and Clayton fire departments have removed themselves from the plan, was the most read last week. The Maplewood-made mosaics that helped unify a block was second. Joint fire command plan update: Richmond Heights would save, not Brentwood, Maplewood
Mosaic house stones help bring a block together
Eagle spotted in Maplewood
Maplewood man sues his kidnappers
Top January posts: Crossing at Richmond Heights, new Maplewood restaurant
Maplewood History: “Angel’s Car” by Bill Jones
Car stolen while warming up
The Book House has a deadline to vacate children’s section — seeking volunteers Feb. 15 and 16
In the news: missing boa constrictor dominates; hippies, meat doughnuts too
Maplewood plan and zoning to consider another AirBnb, more food trucks at Christ Church
Crossing at Richmond Heights: what’s coming

Top January posts: Crossing at Richmond Heights, new Maplewood restaurant

The post on who’s coming to the Crossing at Richmond Heights was the most popular in January. In addition to a Marriott Courtyard: Red Robin, Starbucks, Cyclebar, Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe, Firehouse Subs and Blaze Pizza. Crossing at Richmond Heights: what’s coming
Award-winning chef set to open restaurant in Maplewood
Landlord drastically cutting Maplewood shop’s space
Snack shop coming to Maplewood; work begins on Elmwood
Car stolen in Maplewood contained 500 donuts
Maplewood restaurant to close
Maplewood Aldi will be super busy for 5 weeks
Misspelled signs may not be sign-maker’s fault
‘Hippies’ study names Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Brentwood
‘Puncture hazard’ on Commonwealth explained

 

Last week’s top posts

The most popular posts of last week were led by the news of a Maplewood restaurant closing. A puncture hazard on Commonwealth came in second. Maplewood restaurant to close
‘Puncture hazard’ on Commonwealth explained
Award-winning chef set to open restaurant in Maplewood
‘Hippies’ study names Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Brentwood
Maplewood History: Ted’s Corner to Toasty Subs
Maplewood man charged with 1st degree robbery
Brentwood firehouse being abated for mold
Larder & Cupboard wins national honor for preserves
Misspelled signs may not be sign-maker’s fault
Who’s running for office in April

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