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

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

Sushi, ramen, yakitori bar set to take Church’s Chicken location

The owner of a South Grand ‘Asian fusion’ restaurant, Sekisui, open for 10 years but now closed, is relocating to the former Church’s Chicken location at 7260 Manchester Road, in Maplewood. The new restaurant will be called Robata—a sushi, ramen and yakitori bar. Maplewood planning and zoning OK’d the permit Monday. It will go to the city council next Tuesday for final approval. Owner Tom Chantharasy said he likes Maplewood, but didn’t see any open spaces until Church’s Chicken closed.