Co-working space opens in Maplewood

A new co-working space opened this month a short walk from the center of downtown Maplewood. Here’s information about the spot, from a press release:

Maplewood is at the heart of everything – and now a new co-working space will be at the heart of Maplewood. A new office community environment opened its doors June 1 and will target start-ups, innovators and other professionals who have a need for short or long term creative work space. The business was conceived by Moose Partners, the entity that controls Moosylvania, which was founded by long time marketing creative guy, Norty Cohen. It will be located in the 1950s school that is adjacent to his agency, which is in an historic 96-year-old, former church in the thriving epicenter of downtown Maplewood.

Maplewood considering on-street parking to discourage cut-through traffic

The Maplewood Department of Public Works is considering on-street parking on the north side of Marietta Avenue to discourage cut-through traffic. Marietta Avenue residents recently received a notice from Maplewood Director of Public Works Anthony Traxler informing them that city officials will discuss the issue at the council meeting on June 12. The letter says the city has received numerous complaints about the volume and speed of traffic on the 7300 block of Marietta. A study showed that car speeds aren’t excessive but the volume is higher than most streets with homes. The letter says the city talked with its traffic engineering consultant about how to reduce cut-through traffic, and the recommended solution was to install on-street parking on parts of the north side of the street — making it less appealing and pushing traffic to Manchester.

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OPEX — Live a Larger Life

OPEX St. Louis Central is in Maplewood. It is the First OPEX Fitness gym in Missouri. Michael Walerius recently switched his business model from group format formerly Genetic Athletics to the OPEX model, which is Personalized Fitness in a Team Environment. Located at 3235 Sutton Blvd.

Police officers run to raise money for Special Olympics

Maplewood Police officers took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run last week, to raise money for Special Olympics, the department reported on Twitter. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® began 31 years ago in Kansas as a vision of  Wichita, KS, Chief Richard LaMunyon, who wanted to give his officers an opportunity to participate in something positive. Today, the LETR is held in 50 states and 45 countries around the world. The event raises more than $55 million annually and recruits more than 90,000 law enforcement officers from all over the world.

Developer given another chance in Richmond Heights; growlers could be OK’d for RH Schnucks

Joseph Cyr, who hopes to build a multistory apartment building with retail on the first floor at the corner of Dale and Boland, told the Richmond Heights City Council on Monday that according to his resources, he can start construction in September. The council approved the development on March 3, 2016. In February 2017 the city council gave Cyr a 6-month extension. When asked why he hasn’t started, Cyr said he couldn’t give an answer in public. Resident Paul Lohr said in the hearing that it was interesting that the “12-inch long grass” on the site was finally cut a day before the council met.

Coming restaurants: updates

Three restaurants working toward opening in Maplewood are continuing to post photos on Instagram: Elmwood, Thai Table and Chateau Maplewood. Elmwood is the only one that mentions a possible opening date, but they all look promising. Elmwood

What things may come…

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Took a trip to the neon studio yesterday… . #extrabrightwantyoualltoseethis

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Thai Table

Smoked Salmon nam tok. Spicy and so delicious!😄 #ThaiTableStl #ThaiFood #NamTok

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Next up… Smoked salmon! #ThaiTableStl #SmokedSalmon

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Check out these beautiful morels! 😍#thaitablestl

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Chateau Maplewood

Delicious! @balkantreatbox

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Great friends! #enjoymaplewood #wine

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The Wood…to be continued…

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#enjoymaplewood #winebar #wineshop

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Girl Scouts deliver to 1st responders

Maplewood Richmond Heights Girl Scout Troop 3878 girls delivered tacos to the Maplewood police and fire departments, and were thanked on Twitter and Facebook:

Huge thanks to Girl Scout Troop 3878 for providing us and the Maplewood Fire Department an awesome and delicious taco dinner . It was greatly appreciated. #Maplewood #Tacos #girlscouts #scouting #communitypolicing @girlscoutsameri

Storm hits art fair, US rep visits immigrant: in the press

An intense storm damaged artists’ tents and artwork at Schlafly Art Outside, and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay visited immigrant Alex Garcia at Christ Church in Maplewood, where he’s claiming sanctuary — that and more from the press. Fox 2 — Storm damage closes Schlafly’s ‘Art Outside’ festival in Maplewood
KSDK — Texas De Brazil now open in Richmond Heights
Republic Monitor — St. Vincent advances to final four with shutout victory
Riverfront Times — U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay Visits Alex Garcia, Immigrant Claiming Sanctuary
St. Louis Business Journal — New $20.9 million senior facility is more ’boutique hotel’ than high-rise (subscription needed to read article)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Storm damage forces early end to Schlafly’s Art Outside festival in Maplewood

MRH wrestler ‘Iceman’ Parsons vs Gov. Parson

From Facebook: While thoughts on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson seem to be less enthusiastic, ‘Iceman’ King Parsons was a fan-favorite. A graduate of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, he was a two-time Missouri State Wrestling Champion. He went on to find fame in the pro wrestling world from the 1970s to the 1990s. Had a wildly popular run in Dallas. Parsons was inducted into the MRH Hall of Fame in 2016.

Fundraiser for artists hit by Maplewood storm

The storm that pummeled Maplewood Saturday night tossed crafters’ tents at the Art Outside fair at Schlafly Bottleworks, causing the event to be canceled Sunday. A fundraiser has been set up to help out the artists whose work was destroyed in the storm. Zak Pottery has said that Schlafly has refunded all the artist fees from the show.

Photos via Zak Pottery on Facebook: