Gus’s Fried Chicken job fair end of the week

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken — opening in Maplewood at 7434 Manchester Road — will hold a job fair 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, according to a sign recently posted on the the building. The owner, Jim Zimmermann, said in October he expected to have a soft opening sometime in November. When it does open, the hours will be Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

See also: Gus’s to offer baked beans, greens, mac-n-cheese, fried pickles, pies, beer, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken passes through Maplewood Design & Review

Top posts: RH resident charged, customer buys Carl’s

The news was all over the place this week. A Richmond Heights resident charged with stealing was the top read article. Carl’s changing hands, Gus’s Fried Chicken approval in design and review and a Maplewood man dying in an accident in Pike County followed. Richmond Heights resident charged with felony stealing, was manager at Clayton sandwich shop
Longtime customer buys Carl’s Drive-In
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken passes through Maplewood Design & Review
Maplewood man dies in vehicle accident in Pike County
Wrong dog ID’d in attack: St. Louis County Animal Control
Gardening, cooking resource center plans approved
Robata, Sole Survivor plans approved
The Refind Room now offers estate sales, home buyouts
Brentwood’s mayor-elect: keeping the coffee, adding happy hour
Report praises county’s “fragmented” cities, calls for “carrots, sticks” to encourage inter-city partnerships

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken passes through Maplewood Design & Review

The Maplewood Design and Review Board on April 9 approved plans for four new Maplewood businesses. One was Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, at 7434 Manchester Road, to be open by mid-summer. The business has already passed planning and zoning and was approved by city council. See also: Gus’s Fried Chicken signs Maplewood lease, Gus’s to offer baked beans, greens, mac-n-cheese, fried pickles, pies, beer

Jim and Jane Zimmermann are the franchise co-owners. They plan to refurbish the exterior, bring in new kitchen equipment and decorate.

The week’s top 10: new mayor, restaurant fails, McDonald’s returns

An article on the Brentwood mayoral race led the week. Maplewood restaurant news, a Richmond Heights tax, and Proposition K finished the top five. This week was the second-busiest ever for 40 South News. (The busiest was when Strange Donuts announced a plan to buy the Rams.)

Chris Thornton wins Brentwood mayor race
Restaurant deal falls through, space is available
McDonald’s to return, new homes could be built: Maplewood Plan and Zoning
Richmond Heights Council questions, but OKs, $600,000 savings on new building
Voters approve Proposition K for a new MRH preschool
Unopened Maplewood restaurant seeks funding
Gus’s Fried Chicken, Robata plan additions: design and review agenda
Too many area farmers markets — ‘too much of a good thing’
Please don’t abandon Easter ducklings, goslings, chicks
Metro Lighting wins national recognition

Gus’s Fried Chicken, Robata plan additions: design and review agenda

Maplewood Design and Review, on Thursday at 6 p.m., will consider requests from four new business and two already in business. On the agenda, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken and Robata (sushi) plans additions, and City Farm & Feed will show revised plans. On the agenda for Thursday:

7195 Manchester Avenue, City Farm & Feed – outdoor garden sales area (revised)
7434 Manchester Road, Gus’s Fried Chicken – building addition, exterior alterations and sign (revised). The owner said at a city council meeting that the addition will be a patio. 7260 Manchester Avenue, Robata – building addition (revised)
7434 Elm Avenue, Evolve Digital Labs – window display sign
3448 Commonwealth Avenue – enclosed front porch
7312 Manchester Avenue, Sole Survivor – wall sign
2664 S. Big Bend Boulevard, Vaporized  – wall sign

See also: Gus’s to offer baked beans, greens, mac-n-cheese, fried pickles, pies, beer, Sushi, ramen, yakitori bar set to take Church’s Chicken location, Garden center on city agenda

Council approves Ryan Hummert Memorial cost

Maplewood City Council Tuesday approved a resolution to accept a bid for construction of the Ryan Hummert Memorial in Ryan Hummert Memorial Park. The memorial will be situated near the picnic shelter, above the softball field. Delong Landscape Architecture did the design work; Brookside Contracting will build the memorial. The cost is not to exceed $334,471. See the March 10, 2015 meeting minutes.

Gus’s Fried Chicken on Maplewood council, design & review agendas

Maplewood City Council and Design & Review Board are meeting this week; the agendas have been published on the city site. Gus’s Fried Chicken and the Ryan Hummert Memorial are on the council agenda. City Council agenda, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Public hearing to hear citizen’s comments on a request to operate a Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken at 7434 Manchester Road, with a beer and wine liquor license. A resolution to accept a bid not to exceed $334,471 for construction of the Ryan Hummert Memorial. An ordinance granting a conditional use permit to Jane Zimmermann of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken to operate a restaurant at 7434 Manchester Road.

Gus’s to offer baked beans, greens, mac-n-cheese, fried pickles, pies, beer

As previously reported, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is planning to open its first St. Louis location in Maplewood at 7434 Manchester Road in the spring. Gus’s will offer dine-in, carryout and catering at a 68-seat Maplewood restaurant. Diners can expect fried chicken meals, fried green tomatoes, baked beans, greens, mac-n-cheese, fried pickles and pies. Local beers will be offered as well, according to Sauce Magazine.

Southern fried chicken chain looked at Maplewood location

Developer, David Schlafly, who recently bought the building at 7434 Manchester Road, said in an email to 40 South News Monday, that Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken has looked at the location, but no deal has been made. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is a franchise with locations in Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. The original location, in Memphis, has been in business 60 years, according to its website. Schlafly said he’s continuing to market the building for lease. Subscribe to the 40 South News daily newsletter.