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Pro QuikTrip Flyer Hits Maplewood Mailboxes, Heats Up Conversation

As a group gathers signatures to stop the QuikTrip move, the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce mails a pro-move flier to residents.

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce has taken the QuikTrip relocation, OK'd by city council, but contested by some, to the residents.

A group of residents opposed to the move are collecting signatures to force a referendum, and are about a week and a half into a 30-day deadline to gather more than a thousand certified signatures.

Some Maplewood residents, including Mayor James White and former mayor Andy Hummert have gone on the offensive, and spoken in favor of the relocation in a chamber-sponsored flyer that many residents received in the mail on Wednesday.

Wednesday's mailing brought comments from both sides on Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. Here are some of the first, in the order they came in. You may add your own comment here or on the Facebook page.

I love it. My favorite thing from the Christmas walk was the look on the ladies face who asked me to sign the petition and I told her "no way!"

QT!!!

We had two lovely people come by our house and ask us to sign the petition - my husband and I gladly did so. I think that adding another business to that already busy intersection is a bad idea, and at the very least, I think that we should get the chance to vote on it. I don't want a giant gas station in my backyard.

Katie, that new location would be a great distance futher from anyone's back yard than it is right now. So if a business shoulldn't go there, please enlighten us as to what should...

Thats exactly what I was going to asking Bart. Good question!

That intersection is already busy enough and with the middle/high school right there it would be TOO busy. Safety for the kids first. Just my opinion.

I'd just rather have a Dunkin' Donuts!:) Or at least something that doesn't already exist 1/4 mile down the road...

Also on Patch:

  • Maplewood Mayor: School Board Made it Clear QT Discussion Was Over
Doug Miner December 19, 2012 at 02:05 AM
The MRH-written letter didn't get to me, on Marietta. BTW, there will be a pro-QT move Letter to the Editor from Ward 3 Councilman Barry Greenberg in Patch tomorrow.
Gary K Lee December 19, 2012 at 03:18 AM
What did he say? I must have missed the antagonism.
mormit December 19, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Gary, He speculated that the MRH School Board had some "ulterior motives" for opposing the move. He made this claim at the final council meeting and it was quoted in the flyer. It was unprofessional, petty, and baseless. I would point out that the school board has had clearly defined points of concern. Most were not met. New problems have been added with the council's recent modifications to the plan.
Gary K Lee December 19, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Thanks, mormit.
Doug Miner December 19, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Brian Adkisson, from MRH, sent me the letter from the district. I'll post it tomorrow.

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