Editor's note: The agenda for the May 7 meeting came out after this article, and the QuikTrip discussion wasn't on it, so those opposed to the move will not be there with petitions, according to Tanya Powell.
Management of the Quiktrip, on South Big Bend in Maplewood, announced it would like to relocate the shop to a busy intersection that many kids have to cross on their way to school.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School Board opposed the move in a letter to the community, stating a "gas station at this location would pose significant safety issues for our students and neighborhood families."
Supporters of the school board position have been gathering signatures to show support, and will present the petitions at the Maplewood Planning and Zoning Commission at Monday's meeting.
MRH mother Tonya Powell is one of the organizers of the opposition. She said adding a Quiktrip to a corner that already has a plan for a CVS Pharmacy and possibily a McDonalds is a "recipe for disaster.”
A Quiktrip spokesman said it's too early in the process to comment, though a petition in support of the move, along with a rendering of what the new shop would look like, sits on the counter at the current location.
The Maplewood Planning and Zonning Commission will meet at on May 7, at 7 p.m. at Maplewood City Hall.
(This article stated incorrectly previously, that the meeting is on April 7. Sorry for the error.)