Quik Trip buys corner in Ellendale

NextSTL, on Instagram (@nextstl), has posted that Quik Trip has taken possession of 6800 Arsenal. It’s in the Ellendale neighborhood next to Maplewood.One can only assume it’s for yet another QT location.

Current Maplewood business buys former Intaglia building

The former Intaglia home furniture shop at the corner of Manchester Road and Bellevue Avenue (7195 Mahchester Road) has been purchased by JZ Vacation Rentals, according to an agent at Saint Louis Group. JZ Vacation was previously in the 7200 block of Manchester. The agent said JZ Vacation Rental plans to turn its previous spot into shared co-working spaces.

Basketball game between Richmond Heights police and fire departments: outreach for new hoops courts in Forest Park

New basketball courts are being planned at Forest Park, and part of the process is community outreach with basketball players and fans in the region, according to a press release. On Thursday, January 26, from 4-7 p.m. at The Heights, Forest Park Forever will host an open house to show concepts and solicit community feedback about the project. This particular event has a special hook — a bragging rights basketball game between the Richmond Heights police and fire departments, emceed by Y98 radio host Julie Tristan. Project team members will be there with boards illustrating design concepts and asking about preferences, plus there will be interactive activities like a “Design A Jersey” contest. This is one of four upcoming open houses related to the Forest Park basketball project at local community centers (the others are in St.

Here’s some Maplewood History posts you might have missed

Maplewood historian, Doug Houser, has continued to post on 40 South: from collecting matchbook covers to previously unseen photos of Maplewood’s second high school. Here’s some of his recent. Maplewood History: A Hunk, A Hunk of Burning…Hobby? Revisited
Maplewood History: Now You Can Own A Reproduction Of A Stan Masters Watercolor! Maplewood History: Stan Masters – A World Class Watercolorist…From Maplewood
Maplewood History: The Bruno Farm
Maplewood History For Sale
Maplewood History: For Sale – A Painted Photograph of Gertrude Harper
Maplewood History: Previous Unseen Images of Maplewood’s Second High School

Special election to be held in Maplewood Ward 1

With the resignation of Shana Jones from the Maplewood City Council last September, a special election will be held on February 7 to elect a replacement for the Ward 1 seat. Matt Coriell, Jones’ opponent in the April 2022 regular election, will be running unopposed. Most of Ward 1 is the part of Maplewood that’s west of Big Bend Boulevard. See the city ward map here. Read about Coriell on his crowd-funding page for the April election: Coriell for Ward 1

Coffee shop, bakery, looks for March opening, as building is rehabbed

The new owner of 2500 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood, Danny Slavin, has been busy replacing all the systems there. It’s the location of the former Stone Spiral Coffee and the yet-to-open Looking Meadow Coffee Co. The plumbing, wiring, heating and cooling all needed to be replaced when Slavin bought it, he said, and the ceiling above the coffee shop/bakery, which is planning to open in March, according to the owner, needed to be removed to access plumbing. Slavin said only two tenants are living upstairs, of the eight total units. He’s trying to work around them as he updates the building, including replacing windows.

Kitchen Conservatory coming to Brentwood

The business offering cooking classes from beginner to gourmet, Kitchen Conservatory, is moving from Clayton to a new location in Brentwood on Manchester Road — the location of the now demolished Brentwood Lanes and the smaller contiguous lot to the west. The lot to the west is the one next to Gene-Del Printing at 9019 Manchester Road, with the oak tree that the Brentwood Optimists has used for years for its summer barbecue and Christmas tree lot in December. The tree was knocked down.

For the record: council member resigns, chief of police named

Maplewood city council member, Shana Jones announced on Facebook, Sept. 23, that she was stepping down from the council. As of today. I have step down as a Councilwoman of Ward 1 in Maplewood. Even though I don’t have the title of Councilwoman it want stop me from Serving my community as I been doing for the last 10 years.

AT&T internet down for a week or more in a section of Maplewood, resident reports

A Maplewood resident reports that around 9:30 Wednesday morning a street crew at Piccadilly Avenue and Oxford Boulevard chopped through a large bundle of fiber optic cable providing Internet service for AT&T customers. Many residents south of Greenwood Boulevard in Maplewood have reported the outage. Technicians were dispatched to homes to check individual modem statuses, only to find that the outage is not due to customers’ needing to restart their modems. One Maplewood resident was told that the repair could easily take a week or more.

Former Brentwood mayor supports naming new street after founding family

Brentwood resident Barry Williams recently began promoting the naming of a new street in Brentwood after the city’s founder Thomas Madden. The street will be the entrance to the new Brentwood Park, south of Manchester in the area currently being developed. Former mayor Karen Kintz, who is a descendant of Thomas Madden, contacted
Mayor David Dimmitt in support of the proposal after learning of it. With her permission, this is Kintz’s letter to Dimmitt. Dear Mayor Dimmitt:

It has come to my attention there is a movement to name a proposed street in
the new Brentwood Park development in honor of my great-grandfather, Thomas
Madden.

Brentwood resident: name a street after the city’s founding family

Brentwood resident Barry Williams last month sent a letter to Brentwood Mayor David Dimmitt suggesting a way to honor Brentwood’s founding family, the Maddens. He says that nothing in Brentwood bears the family’s name since the city stripped it from the annual Maddenfest festival. Maddenfest began in In 1979 when Brentwood celebrated the 60th Anniversary of its incorporation. The name of the festival was changed to Brentwood Days in 1995, went back to Maddenfest in 2012, and has since reverted back to Brentwood Days. Williams suggests a new street to be built at the intersection of S. Brentwood Boulevard and Russell Avenue be named after the founding family.

Maplewood Jack in the Box closes

The Maplewood Jack in the Box closed permanently on Monday. That’s according to an employee on the site, signs in the windows, and Google. The location, at 7520 Manchester Road, is owned by Foodmaker Inc. It was built in 1970 according to county records.

Petition to stop forced sale of properties on Manchester Road in Brentwood circulated online

An online petition to attempt to stop the forced sale of multiple businesses in Brentwood has garnered 1,877 signatures as of Sunday, October 2. Green Street Real Estate Ventures, assisted by the city of Brentwood, intends to purchase all the properties along a three quarter-mile  stretch of Manchester Road for redevelopment. The petition:
The developer Green Street Real Estate Ventures assisted by the City of Brentwood, MO intend to purchase all the properties along a 3/4-mile commercial stretch of Manchester Road for a $400 million redevelopment project by negotiation and if that does not work, the use of eminent domain. We feel this is a gross misuse of the law and a classic example of the wealthy taking a now desirable plot of land from local businesses. This is the classic political and social question, “Can you fight City Hall?”

This raises many concerns to our business community.

MRHMS Cardboard Boat Regatta 2022

Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School held its annual cardboard boat regatta, and shared a YouTube video of the event. https://youtu.be/IumY7XdForU

Press release: Saint Louis Closet Co. Donates $3,125 for Connections to Success, Provides Resources and Training for Those Living in Poverty

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Saint Louis Closet Co. donated $3,125 to Connections to Success through their Closets for a Cause giveback effort. These funds will go toward the nonprofit’s Personal and Professional Development Class, which provides job readiness training, mock interviews, connections with employers, professional clothes, and transportation assistance. This amount is a direct result of a percentage of gross sales made throughout August 2022.

Carl’s Drive-In has expansion plans, and more in the news

Carl’s Drive-In owner has plans for a burger and ‘entertainment destination’ in Winghaven, St Louis Magazine reports. KSDK — Maplewood pool becomes a ‘dog dish’ one day each year – KSDK

Sauce — Locoz Tacoz Taqueria is opening a brick-and-mortar in Maplewood this winter

St. Louis Magazine — Carl’s Drive-In owner wants to create a new burger-and-entertainment destination in Winghaven

In the news: Richard Fister obituary

Richmond Heights resident Richard Fister has died at 90, and more in the news. KMOV — Shots fired in Richmond Heights neighborhood during car break-ins – KMOV

KSDK — 22-year-old is arrested in connection to Valley Park dispensary break-in – KSDK

St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Richard Fister Obituary (1931 – 2022) – Kirkwood, MO – St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Legacy.com

Both westbound lanes on Manchester Road at Hanley to open tonight

Tonight (September 19) crews should be reopening most of Manchester Road on both sides of Hanley Road near the Black Creek bridge, starting at about 9 p.m., MoDOT Communications Specialist Andrew Gates reported today. At 9 p.m., crews will reopen both westbound lanes, one eastbound through lane and the eastbound left turn lane.  The remaining eastbound through lane, the eastbound right turn lane and sidewalk will not open until further work is completed.  That is expected to happen about a month. MoDOT’s work to replace the Black Creek Bridge began in June. See MoDOT’s photos of the project here.

Maplewood house historically known as Woodside is for sale

Maplewood’s oldest home, known as Woodside, built in 1848, is being listed for $899,000 by Coldwell Banker. A Richmond Heights couple bought the house in 2016 and has renovated it throughout. Its address is 2200 Bredell Avenue. See the listing, including photos here.  

See also:

Maplewood History: Pre-Restoration Images of Woodside
Maplewood History: The Historic Papers of Woodside 1838-1914
Maplewood History: Woodside and the Rannells Family
Richmond Heights couple buys Woodside

See all 77 references to Woodside in 40 South by entering Woodside in the search box.

Tempo, by Hilton, planned at Clayton and Brentwood: CityScene STL

After years of trying to find a developer for the empty lot on the southeast corner of Brentwood Boulevard and Clayton Road, there are now plans for a 10-story Tempo by Hilton Hotel, CityScene STL reports. The 210-room hotel would be the first “Tempo” branded hotel in St. Louis and the state of Missouri. CityScene STL — Tempo Hotel, First in Region, Planned at Clayton Road and Brentwood Boulevard