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Airedale Antics rebrands, it’s now The Healthy Pet House

Friday morning the owners of Airedale Antics announced the results of their rebranding. Co-owner Tony Phipps climbed a ladder, held by Maplewood Mayor Barry Greenberg, and cut the lines, unveiling their new name: The Healthy Pet House.

Maplewood History: Father William Barnaby Faherty and Our Threatened Church Building

Let me begin this one with a little personal history.  I initiated a community history book project about 2005 while I was a member of the Maplewood Historical Society which I had helped form.  I resigned from that organization at the end...

Developer and mayor talk about senior housing project on mayor’s front porch

Developer Chad Hartle, who didn't show up at last week's Historic Preservation Commission meeting to present his senior housing project at the current Immaculate Conception site, talked with Maplewood Mayor Barry Greenberg on Greenberg's front porch for about an hour since missing...

Design and Review Board has issues with proposed changes in flipper: porch size, painted brick

Before conducting business as the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission, the same group served in its function as the Design and Review Board. Among other considerations the board looked at proposed changes to 7415 Elm Avenue, which is being rehabbed. The company Beyond Housing...

Historical Preservation Commission doesn’t vote on Immaculate Conception building demolition – developer was absent

Developer Chad Hartle didn't show up at the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission meeting Thursday evening to present his senior housing project on Anna Avenue that would require demolishing the Immaculate Conception school building. As a result, the commission didn't vote on the...

Maplewood History: Instead of Demolition…Conversion

The issue we have before us at present is the preservation of the original church/school building of the Immaculate Conception parish.  It currently occupies land that a developer would like to have to build 42-2 bedroom units of senior housing. I have nothing...

Maplewood commission to vote on demolition of Immaculate Conception building

The Maplewood Design & Review Board and Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday is set to vote on demolishing the building at 7240 Anna Avenue, which contains a gymnasium and rooms rented to artists on the Immaculate Conception Church property. Developer Chad Hartle of...

Maplewood History: Historic Immaculate Conception Church building is Threatened with Demolition!

Please note that the location and time of the Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Thursday May 9, have both been changed.  The meeting will now be at 7:30 in the Maplewood Firehouse just west of the city hall. Folks, 7240 Anna is not...

Opinion: Maplewood, It’s Time to Plan for What’s Next

In August of last year, the city of Richmond Heights adopted its latest comprehensive plan—an official city document establishing the city’s long-term vision, goals, and development. One of the main themes of Richmond Heights’ new plan is the issue of housing affordability....

Maplewood History: The First City Hall and Fire Department, The Dr. Cape Buildings and the Maplewood Loop – A Walking Tour – Part Two

Hi Folks, This is Part Two of a walking tour that I was asked to lead by the Ten Toes Walking Group from Citizens For Modern Transit.  If you missed the first part, here is the link. https://40southnews.com/maplewood-history-from-bartolds-grove-to-the-maplewood-mill-part-one/ For the second part of this tour,...

Maplewood History: From Bartold’s Grove to the Maplewood Mill – Part One

Hi Folks, I have been asked to lead the Ten Toes Walking Group from Citizens for Modern Transit on a short history walk on Friday May 3rd.  I decided to post this guide on my blog so anyone can use it that wants...

Maplewood History: A Surprising Discovery…About The Sutton Plow

You Sutton family descendants are going to love this one. At some time in the distant past, I searched for information about an iron plowshare that had been invented and manufactured by Maplewood’s own original pioneer, James Compton Sutton Sr.  Of course, Mr....

Airedale Antics is rebranding, having a party to celebrate

Airedale Antics, at 7316 Manchester Road, is rebranding, and having a brand reveal party Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19. From their press release: Airedale Antics, a beloved staple in the pet community, is thrilled to announce its upcoming rebranding event, May 17...

Donut Drive-In expanding to Brentwood: Sauce

Sauce Magazine has reported that Donut Drive-In, at at 6525 Chippewa Street, is opening a second location in Brentwood. It will be called Donut Drive-Up, and will open at 8950 Manchester Road by the end of May in the former To Go...

Nikylan Knapper is thanked and Barry Greenberg is sworn in, then the council gets back to work

Maplewood Deputy Mayor Shawn Faulkingham read a resolution that "honored, commended and thanked" Nikylan Knapper for her service as mayor of Maplewood at the beginning of the city council meeting on Tuesday (see page nine of the agenda). Knapper then thanked the...

Technology failure means no Youtube video available for Tuesday’s very short council meeting; UPDATE, minutes now posted

There will be no YouTube video posted on the Maplewood city website of the April 9 city council meeting due to "another technology failure," City Manager Amber Withycombe said in an email. Withycombe said the failure was "related to the connection between the...

Maplewood History: A Hunk, a Hunk of Burning… Hobby

I reran this post a little over a year ago so many of my readers will remember it.  It's one of my all time favorites.  I have many new eyes on this blog so I've decided to run it again. https://40southnews.com/maplewood-history-a-hunk-a-hunk-of-burning-hobby/ There is just...

In the news: Holleman on Maplewood, MRH elections, BLK MKT opens

St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Holleman continues his coverage of the Maplewood mayoral election, Black Market (BLK MKT) opens and more in the news. Legacy — Virginia Gaus Obituary Riverfront Times — St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: March 2024 St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Holleman: Defeated...

Taste of Maplewood Street Festival

The Taste of Maplewood brings together our area’s most renowned restaurants, beloved boutiques, and one-of-a-kind novelty shops for a street party with live music on two stages, all in the heart of downtown Maplewood.  Join us on Friday night for live music...

Maplewood History: The Tiffany Diner and Before

From frequent contributor, Ed Notter: This is easy for me to do, suggesting a new topic knowing you have to do the work.  Still, any interest in doing a story on what is now called Tiffany's Diner? (Sure.) At 72 I have many memories...

Election results; New Lions Choice sandwich; No Mow April in the news

Maplewood's 'No Mow April' initiative, election results, a newly opened Maplewood restaurant and the Book House cat are in the news. Feast — St. Louis restaurant openings and closings: March 2024 Fox 2 — Tuesday race results showing rise of write-in candidates Fox 2 —...

Barry Greenberg defeats incumbent Nikylan Knapper for Maplewood mayor; Prop J defeated; challengers win school board seats

Write-in challenger Barry Greenberg defeated incumbent mayor Nikylan Knapper on Tuesday 1,045 - 626, winning 62.54 percent of the vote in a hard-fought and at times divisive race for mayor of Maplewood. Knapper had beaten Greenberg in the previous election. He attributed his...

James Francis McCalpin obituary

James Francis McCalpin was fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Monday, March 25, 2024. Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 2618 South Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. McCalpin...

The Winks: a rock band that calls Maplewood home

The Winks is a musical group that calls Maplewood home. "From the heart of St. Louis, MO, where the echoes of rock legends resonate through time, emerges a trio that's breathing new life into the timeless sound of rock and alternative music,"...

Top read posts of the last 4 weeks

Below are the most read posts in the past four weeks, if anyone would like an easy way to get to them. The top three, in order of page views, are by Nelson Mitten, Rob Birenbaum and Sandi Phillips. The District’s $390,000...

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  1. April 2 2024 Tonight will Maplewood MO May show its fickle mind and change loyalties. Characterized by a lack of consistency or stability in decisions, preferences, or affections. It’s important to note that fickleness isn’t inherently bad or good. It can be both, depending on the context and the outcomes of these frequent changes. Emotional volatility is a part of everyday life. Decisions change as emotions do, leading to inconsistency. Consider someone with an avoidant attachment style. That person may become uncomfortable with too much closeness or commitment, often resulting in decision-making patterns that keep them detached and independent. Values, likes, dislikes, and goals, usually exhibit consistent behavior and are less likely to be fickle. Ships without a rudder, drift with the currents and winds of circumstances, changing direction frequently. Leading to perceptions of fickleness.

  2. Why was this post removed?
    Why I am running for Mayor of Maplewood as a write-in candidate from 40 South News-Is this a form of What is censorship in politics?

    What Is Censorship? Censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. Censorship by the government is unconstitutional.

    • She is a serial felon with multiple convictions for identity theft and fraud. Grifter extraordinaire. There was a story in the PD a few months ago about her.

  3. Used to be a window painting contest for Halloween in Maplewood. I think it was sponsored by The Observer. (I delivered them as a kid).
    I won a prize one year.
    Back in the ’50s.

    • Yes, I remember the Halloween window painting contest. I was chosen to paint one, it was late 60’s or very early 70’s. I didn’t win a prize, but was honored to be chosen to paint one of the windows.

  4. Lived on 7200 block of Manchester above Cook’s Paint during the 60’s. Would love to see some pictures of that store back then. Walked to the newspaper and tobacco store every afternoon to pick up a newspaper.

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