Maplewood council OKs group home, antiques store


Maplewood officials on Tuesday gave permission to a group called Loretto Volunteers to operate a group home at 7406 Flora Avenue, the St. Louis-Post Dispatch reported on Wednesday.

The house is in an area zoned single family residential with a current maximum occupancy of six people. The permit to operate a group home limits occupancy to five people.

The group home will house people taking part in a post-graduate program for social justice ministry advocacy. From the Loretto Volunteers website, “The Loretto Volunteer Program pairs volunteers with social justice organizations for a formative year of service. Through meaningful work and communal living, volunteers live out the Loretto Community’s mission to work for justice and act for peace – guided by the core values of social justice, community, simplicity and spirituality.”

The council also OK’d Get the Word Out-Vintage, Antiques, Global Goods, an antique store to operate at 7405 Manchester Road. It’s a not-for-profit shop, with the proceeds going to pay for kids in Kenya to go to school, and to help women there start and maintain small businesses. City employees said Wednesday that the owner has bought her business license.


  1. Both of these sound as though they are starting from a very positive point. Wishing them well. How I love the flavor of Maplewood.

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