In the 1960’s and 70’s, the established business model for Maplewood and many older inner-ring suburbs was no longer working. Streetcars were gone. Suburban sprawl enabled by the automobile had lured away most of the customers who once supported their retail districts. In a move to return the Maplewood retail district to profitability several plans … Continue reading Maplewood History: What the Heck Happened to the North Side of our Business District?
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