Hearing planned for ‘vintage boutique’ in Maplewood; update: it’s been postponed

Some Maplewood residents received a notice in the mail for a planned ‘vintage boutique’ at 2714 Sutton Boulevard. Shana Watkins Photography moved from the location at the corner of Sutton and Marietta Avenue.

Katie May has made a request for a conditional use permit for the shop. Maplewood Planning and Zoning will consider the request and hear citizens’ comments on June 4 at Maplewood City Hall. The commission will vote on a recommendation to the city council at the meeting.

Update: residents have received a second mailing that the request for a conditional use permit for this use has been postponed at the request of the petitioner.

The available space at Sutton and Marietta.

3 thoughts on “Hearing planned for ‘vintage boutique’ in Maplewood; update: it’s been postponed

  1. Thanks Barry. Quoting the relevant component of the ordinance:
    “Sec. 56-204. – Permitted uses.
    The following uses shall be permitted in any location within the CB district: …
    (17)Apparel and clothing accessories stores (except for the sale of used merchandise).”
    The “used merchandise” prohibition seems a bit silly, and ought to be eliminated. Vintage clothing stores contribute beautifully to the street life and commercial vitality of many urban communities.

  2. I’m not understanding why a “vintage boutique” would need to apply for a conditional-use permit for this location. Could someone clarify?

    Thanks ~

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