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Ethics Review Committee to meet

The Maplewood City Council, Ethics Review Committee will meet in closed sessions on June 25 and 27, according to the city council agendas posted on the city website. The Ethics Review Committee also met on May 9 and 14. Last year the City...

Burger Champ has closed: in the news

Burger Champ, which opened at 2704 Sutton Boulevard last November, closed on Saturday. KSDK — Maplewood burger joint to close on Friday St. Louis Magazine — Burger Champ in Maplewood to close June 21 St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Maplewood restaurant Burger Champ to close June...

Keith Anthony Campbell obituary

In loving memory, Keith Anthony Campbell, Sept. 5, 1968 - June 15, 2024 Visitation will be June 29, 11am - 1pm at Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO, 63011. Memorial service at 1pm.

Maplewood History: Another One of the Mystery Toys Has Been Found.

Hi Folks, Friday, I received the following email from Mary Katherine at the Maplewood Public Library; Good morning, Doug,      I just received an unusual phone call from Nancy at Moultrie County History Center, near Decatur, Illinois. She said that a family brought in a wooden...

Maplewood officers fire at suspected stolen car, 3 arrested

Maplewood Police said in a press release Monday that while officers were investigating a report of a stolen car on Zephyr Place on foot Sunday night, the car, a Mercedes, drove at the officers at a high rate of speed, and the...

Mosquito spraying can be turned off by your house

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program sprays for mosquitos for the majority of the 523 square miles that comprise St. Louis County, according to its website. But anyone who wants to can request that the truck not...

Maplewood losing a coffee shop; bar and lounge coming to Majorette

The owner of the Looking Meadow Cafe announced on Facebook that she is closing the cafe due to a divorce agreement that forces her to resume her previous career. She is looking for someone to resume the lease. She only opened in...

Maplewood Summer Concert Series at Ryan Hummert Park

The Summer Concert Series brings neighbors, friends, and everyone in between together for an evening of music and fun. This year the series runs June through September and is FREE to attend. The concerts are held in Ryan Hummert Park and made...

Liquor store application is withdrawn after residents express opinions in meeting

The Maplewood City Council was set to vote on a request to open a liquor store at the former 7 Eleven location at 2423 S. Big Bend, but after seven nearby neighbors spoke strongly against it at the Tuesday council meeting, the...

Boogaloo taking reservations until shutting the doors

On Saturday, Boogaloo (7344 Manchester Road), said on Instagram that they've had overwhelming support since announcing that their doors are shutting for good on June 15, and they'd be taking reservations. Since then the crowds have kept coming, so if you want a...

Maplewood History: Our Early Train Stations

I am probably asked questions about our vanished train stations as much as any other subject.  Well, no wonder.  This summer rerun hasn't seen the light of day for over 7 years! https://40southnews.com/maplewood-history-a-thrilling-new-discovery-leaves-just-one-more-station-to-go/

Opinion: I’m a teacher. Here’s what Barry Greenberg gets wrong about listening.

If you’ve read anything about higher-ed teaching in the last ten years, it’s likely to have revolved around the importance of inclusive classrooms. Instructors can’t just teach a lesson and passively hope for student engagement. If they want everyone involved, they have...

Brewery meeting with planing and zoning postponed to September

The Maplewood Planning and Zoning Commission will not consider a request by Cory King of Side Project Brewing at a June 3 meeting as originally scheduled. That's according to a letter sent to residents of Hazel Avenue, a resident told 40 South. King...

Developer is considering other options for senior housing location; 19 appointed to commissions

Tuesday at the Maplewood City Council meeting 19 residents were appointed to commissions and boards. All the council votes were unanimous. Also, in a city staffing adjustment, the position of city clerk became part of the city manager's job, so City Manager...

Maplewood History: Summertime Nirvana with a Hint of Chlorine

The Maplewood Pool is an extraordinary asset to our life in this small town.  It opens once again this Memorial Day weekend just as it has for the last (approximately) 85 years.  I'm not exactly sure what year it opened. Here is a...

Side Project Brewery to seek rezoning for adjoining lot on Hazel Avenue

Maplewood Planning and Zoning in June will consider rezoning an empty lot on Hazel Avenue from single family residential to community business district. Side Project Brewery bought the empty lot in December last year from Dan Lesseg. On the other sides are a...

Crow’s Nest, Loco Tacoz, Benevolent King, Pizza Champ and other Maplewood restaurants in the news

Maplewood restaurants have been recommended in the news lately. Sauce Magazinen— This week on the Sauce podcast: The Crow's Nest, Olive + Oak, Madrina and more Sauce Magazine — Prioritized Pastries is opening in the former home of Pie Oh My in Maplewood St. Louis...

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. Phipps said several years ago that...

New bakery to open June 1, and more in the news

Prioritized Pastries is set to open June 1, at 2719 Sutton Boulevard, according to Feast Magazine and the Riverfront Times. Prioritized Pastries will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and take online and specialty orders throughout the rest of the week. McDonnell...

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...

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  1. Restaurants closing in Maplewood MO – Summer 2024. When the famed Monarch Restaurant closed on the corner of Manchester and Sutton I was shocked, and my first reaction was “this is the beginning of a downward trend”. I have lost count of the number of openings and closings of restaurants and businesses in the Special Business District. Lately three more restaurants closings this summer Boogaloo, Meadow Cafe, Burger Champ. I remember when former Councilmen Barry Greenberg said to me “Maplewood does not want to be the next Delmar Boulevard” The vibrant Delmar Loop, designated “One of the 10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. A decade ago, the city’s leaders realized their community needed a new spark, a new call to action. At the time, the city’s face, the commercial strip along Manchester and Sutton, was suffering; at one point there were more than 15 vacant storefronts. And a community development director Rachelle L’Ecuyer appointed. But Rachelle L’Ecuyer, resigned as the Maplewood community development director. Forward to Aug 7, 2018 · In a news release, Loop chairman and “Duke of Delmar” Joe Edwards announced that Rachelle L’Ecuyer will serve as the first-ever executive director of the Delmar Loop.
    What I heard from the Councilmen, it became personal for Mr. Greenberg. A specific goal. Now Barry Greenberg is Mayor for a second time. So Barry is getting his wish.
    How is this working for Maplewood MO?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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