The wine bar/wine store, Chateau Maplewood, announced Friday on Instagram that it’s open. The shop recently joined the Mid County Chamber of Commerce, according to the chamber’s Facebook page.
The shop’s request to open passed planning and zoning in 2017. From the 40 South report following the meeting:
Maplewood planning and zoning Monday night approved a new wine bar/restaurant, with retail wine by the bottle at the former J&E Office City location — 7326 Manchester Road.
Owner, Brian Hobbs, was the general manager at Bar Les Freres in Clayton for four and a half years, a job he left two and half weeks ago, he told the commission.
Hobbs plans on calling the new wine bar Chateau Maplewood, he said after the meeting.
It will have about about 20 tables and a wine bar for eight. He plans on serving lunch, dinner and desserts, but the focus will be on wine — a “full wine experience,” he said.