2016 top posts: steam train, restaurant news, oak tree

The top post of 2016 turned out to be the most read post of the three years 40 South News has been published. Not doubt it was read from far outside out area. The top 10 read posts of 2016:

Locomotive to steam through Maplewood
Brentwood business closing: power tools on clearance
‘Hooters-like’ restaurant set to open in Maplewood
Maureen Saunders to withdraw from election
Side Project microbrewery moving to Maplewood
Schaefer Shell loses lease, to close this month
Richmond Heights couple buys Woodside
A Pizza Story closing; new owners to open Smitty’s Food & Drink
Brentwood resident livid after city cuts down oak
Marriott Hotel, retail, restaurants coming to Richmond Heights

Also — Happy New Year from everyone at 40 South News!

Top read posts: pedestrian hit, school salaries, Maplewood history

Here’s a rundown of last week’s most read posts:

Pedestrian hit on Manchester
Brentwood, MRH school district salaries compared: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Maplewood History: The Unrecognizables
Gifts, gun stolen; police say don’t leave valuables in cars
Starbucks: some open, other coffee options on Christmas
December 21 real estate listings from Zillow
Sprint store robbed
Accident, not break-in, caused broken window at New Balance store
Alderman posts views of new self storage facility
Bookstore told to pay licensing fee or kill the music

Most popular: precinct results, bookstore license problem

A rundown of last week’s (Dec. 12-18) popular posts in 40 South:

Clinton over Trump in every precinct but one in Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights
Bookstore told to pay licensing fee or kill the music
Horses not allowed in Maplewood: city
Brentwood park trees cleared despite objections
7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint; cops have photos, video
Evo (former Manhassett Village) move-ins begin
Businesses collaborate on ‘Kettlebells’ (‘Silver Bells’)
Unattended car, warming up, stolen at Jack in a Box
Kidnapping, Blue Duck, MRH wrestling in the news
Side Project Brewing, more, plan to open soon

Most popular two weeks ago:

Maplewood man kidnapped, beaten, held for ransom
Brentwood park trees cleared despite objections
Schaefer Shell demolished
Merry Christmas, Maplewood
Maplewood History: Wait a Minute. I Recognize That Ghost! December 7 real estate listings from Zillow
Bad check scheme in Brentwood; overdose in Maplewood
Woodside sits high as foundation is poured
From Nov. 26: photo of utility pole truncated by DWI driver
County health department OK’s brewery
Future Maplewood restaurant on ‘most anticipated’ list

Kidnapping, tree clearing, demolition in top posts

A rundown of last week’s most popular posts in 40 South:

Maplewood man kidnapped, beaten, held for ransom
Brentwood park trees cleared despite objections
Schaefer Shell demolished
Merry Christmas, Maplewood
Maplewood History: Wait a Minute. I Recognize That Ghost! December 7 real estate listings from Zillow
Bad check scheme in Brentwood; overdose in Maplewood
Woodside sits high as foundation is poured
From Nov. 26: photo of utility pole truncated by DWI driver
County health department OK’s brewery
Future Maplewood restaurant on ‘most anticipated’ list

Last week’s top posts

Here’s the rundown of top posts in 40 South from Nov. 28 through Dec. 4. Plaintiff in suit against Maplewood speaks out
November 30 real estate listings from Zillow
Maplewood man kidnapped, beaten, held for ransom
List of candidates in Maplewood doesn’t include current council member
Maplewood History: Pop’s Grocery
Maplewood Police ticket 14 in Ticket Or Click It campaign
In the news: college closes, Troop 362, donuts
For-profit college in Brentwood closes suddenly
Council member working on internet access for seniors, students on lunch aid
Big Bend closed both ways until Saturday afternoon

November 29 top posts:

Penzeys Spices corporate owner calls Donald Trump ‘openly racist’
Brentwood, MRH score high in statewide ranking
Burgers, sandwiches spot near Hi-Pointe Theatre to open soon
Theft at Maplewood restaurant
Maplewood resident becomes Twitter hit
Big Bend closed both ways until Saturday afternoon
November 23 real estate listings from Zillow
One charged with shooting out car windows
‘Asian fusion’ fast food restaurant approved in Maplewood
Maplewood Chamber welcomes new businesses

Top posts: Penzeys owner speaks out, school districts rank high

Last week’s top post was on Penzeys Spices owner (in Milwaukee, not the manager of the local store) speaking his mind on president-elect Donald Trump. Following that: a post on Brentwood and MRH school districts doing well in statewide rankings. Penzeys Spices corporate owner calls Donald Trump ‘openly racist’
Brentwood, MRH score high in statewide ranking
Burgers, sandwiches spot near Hi-Pointe Theatre to open soon
Theft at Maplewood restaurant
Maplewood resident becomes Twitter hit
Big Bend closed both ways until Saturday afternoon
November 23 real estate listings from Zillow
One charged with shooting out car windows
‘Asian fusion’ fast food restaurant approved in Maplewood
Maplewood Chamber welcomes new businesses

November 21 top posts:

‘Asian fusion’ fast food restaurant approved in Maplewood
Big Bend resurfacing to run through spring
MRH to end suspensions for Pre-K through 3rd grade
Brentwood, MRH kids vote Democratic
Noodles & Company to open
One charged with shooting out car windows
November 16 real estate listings from Zillow
Students to help design skateboard park: city
Burgers, sandwiches spot near Hi-Pointe Theatre to open soon
Craig’s view — Indiegogo for Amy’s Undies: undies for bigger butts

Top posts: Asian fusion, road resurfacing, school suspensions

A new Asian restaurant coming to Maplewood led last week’s most popular posts. After that: Big Bend resurfacing, an end to suspensions at MRH, and the results of kids voting. ‘Asian fusion’ fast food restaurant approved in Maplewood
Big Bend resurfacing to run through spring
MRH to end suspensions for Pre-K through 3rd grade
Brentwood, MRH kids vote Democratic
Noodles & Company to open
One charged with shooting out car windows
November 16 real estate listings from Zillow
Students to help design skateboard park: city
Burgers, sandwiches spot near Hi-Pointe Theatre to open soon
Craig’s view — Indiegogo for Amy’s Undies: undies for bigger butts

November 14 top posts:

Maplewood business for sale
Marriott Hotel, retail, restaurants coming in Richmond Heights
Maplewood wins park grant
Brentwood aldermen, mayor disclose property owned
Maplewood History: The Ghosts That Haunt 2541 Big Bend
Canadian election observers in Maplewood
November 9 real estate listings from Zillow
Maplewood pasta, cat cafe, law suit; RH man found: in the news
Brentwood School District gets top score
Brentwood school superintendent to retire

Last week’s top posts

Last week’s most popular posts included a Maplewood business for sale, a hotel coming to Richmond Heights and a skateboard park coming to Maplewood. Maplewood business for sale
Marriott Hotel, retail, restaurants coming in Richmond Heights
Maplewood wins park grant
Brentwood aldermen, mayor disclose property owned
Maplewood History: The Ghosts That Haunt 2541 Big Bend
Canadian election observers in Maplewood
November 9 real estate listings from Zillow
Maplewood pasta, cat cafe, law suit; RH man found: in the news
Brentwood School District gets top score
Brentwood school superintendent to retire

Most popular posts: Maplewood court and candidates, Brentwood employee leaves

In case you missed it, here’s the most popular posts of the week in 40 South News. City of Maplewood sued, charged with exploiting the poor in court system
2nd candidate for mayor of Maplewood
City of Brentwood loses another employee: source
November 3 real estate listings from Zillow
Maplewood History: You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down or Remember James Sutton? He’s Baaack and He’s Not Alone
Theft in Maplewood, property damage in Brentwood
2nd candidate for Maplewood Ward 1
Safest Missouri cities list: we’re not on it
New Maplewood, Richmond Heights business licenses
Maplewood History: Photographic Treasures from the National Building Arts Museum contain a Rare, Long Unseen Detail

Last week’s top 10

Cat cafe gets an ‘A,’ announces opening date
Business to leave Maplewood after 40 years
3 arrested after fleeing from accident
Modern house proposed for Maplewood corner
October 26 real estate listings from Zillow
Brentwood student wins coding competition
Maplewood council to vote on speed monitor, food truck commissary
Long line for St. Louis County absentee voting, with a correction
Maplewood History: Whole Lotta Terra Cotta – Last Word
Promenade lot makes list of worst in St. Louis

Most popular posts: J&E leaving Maplewood, cat cafe, 3 arrested

A Maplewood business set to open, and one to leave after 40 years led last week’s most popular posts in 40 South News. An architect’s idea for a new house in Maplewood is still on the list, and a more than two-year-old post on the Promenade’s parking lot came in at number 10. Cat cafe gets an ‘A,’ announces opening date
Business to leave Maplewood after 40 years
3 arrested after fleeing from accident
Modern house proposed for Maplewood corner
October 26 real estate listings from Zillow
Brentwood student wins coding competition
Maplewood council to vote on speed monitor, food truck commissary
Long line for St. Louis County absentee voting, with a correction
Maplewood History: Whole Lotta Terra Cotta – Last Word
Promenade lot makes list of worst in St. Louis

Modern house, 550-seat church, steam train most popular posts

The Union Pacific 844 continues to be popular in 40 South News. The most read post in the past seven days is the most popular in the three years 40 South has been published. A modern house proposed for Maplewood was the second most popular — though maybe not the house. News of a 550-seat church to be built was the third most read. Locomotive to steam through Maplewood
Modern house proposed for Maplewood corner
550-seat church planned on McCausland
Locomotive steams through Maplewood
In the news: Carl’s, Pie Oh My, Kelly D’Angelo
Brentwood man secretly filmed woman under dress at Target: police
October 19 real estate listings from Zillow
3 arrested after fleeing from accident
Barry Greenberg campaigns to be mayor
Building demolished on S. Hanley

All-time most popular posts for 40 South News:

Locomotive to steam through Maplewood
Strange Donuts moves to buy the Rams
Brentwood business closing: power tools on clearance
Chick-fil-A to replace Macaroni Grill: Brentwood mayor
‘Hooters-like’ restaurant set to open in Maplewood
Gus’s Fried Chicken signs Maplewood lease
Sushi, ramen, yakitori bar set to take Church’s Chicken location
Maureen Saunders to withdraw from election
BJC Behavioral Health helps homeless man off the streets in Brentwood
Schaefer Shell loses lease, to close this month
Maplewood History: The Top Ten Things You Never Knew About Maplewood’s Big Bang

40 South top posts over 3 years: steam train, donuts, power tools, fried chicken

40 South News hits its three-year anniversary this week. According to Google analytics it’s had more than two million views. To commemorate, here are the top 11 most popular posts of all time — 11, not 10, so we can fit in Doug Houser’s most popular. Just last week, the post on a steam locomotive coming to town took the top spot. To summarize: a train, donuts, power tools, fried chicken, Maureen Saunders, homeless man, Schaefer Shell and a big explosion.