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QuikTrip Move Progresses Behind the Scenes

QuikTrip has presented at the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and secured OKs at the county level.

, on the corner of Flora Avenue and Big Bend Boulevard, in Maplewood, wants to move to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and Big Bend. It would be a bigger store - what's known as a "Generation 3" QuikTrip.

The to the move. Maplewood City Manager Marty Corcoran released a . In May, with the property owner Elsie Lesseg, that would go into effect if the city approves the move.

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Daniel Lesseg, attorney for the property owner, his mother, Elsie Lesseg, had said he has a list of "talking points" addressing many of the issues around the move. At one point he said he would release the list to Patch, but recently said things are "progressing" for QuikTrip, and had changed his mind about releasing the list.

Representatives from QuikTrip and the property owner presented plans for the proposed move to the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce at their last meeting. Karen Hall, MRH superintendent of schools as of July 1, was also at the meeting.

Jeannine Beck, chamber executive director, said at that point, QuikTrip was in the process of securing approval from St. Louis County, and that it was her impression that they expected to get approval by July.

She said the board heard from both sides, but no consensus was reached. She said they decided they needed more information before they made a decision on whether the chamber would take a position. The chamber's next meeting is June 21.

Beck said the next steps would be for QuikTrip to go before the Maplewood Planning and Zoning commission, then to the city council. The next planning and zoning meeting is July 2.

Ian Storm June 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Thanks for keeping us informed on this, Doug. Am I remembering correctly that the main place where the city could block this move is in planning and zoning, since it's not currently zoned for gasoline sale? If there is no chance for public comment before then, how is the city letting the public have their say?
Pat Maloney (Wilken) June 11, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Ian, there is an article, printed earlier on the Patch, concerning some of the questions you have......Look right, and the one is "Maplewood Releases QuikTrip Status Statemen" Click on that one....it is also informative.
Keith Parham June 11, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Personally, i dont see anything wrong with the move, the probs that have been brought up, already exist, the main street most are annoyed with is more or less the size of an alley, so instead of b@#ching about it, they should get them to widen it
William June 11, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Has anybody seen a master plan for what the intersection will look like after CVS gets finished? What I think about qt is dependent on what the whole package is supposed to look like...
mormit June 12, 2012 at 05:16 AM
The reason people are "b@#ching" about it is because there is no good entrance from Northbound Big Bend and Eastbound Manchester. Exiting onto Northbound Big Bend and Eastbound Manchester will also pose a big problem you have obviously not considered. You have a solution then inform the rest of us and we won't complain. Widening Martini is no solution. So we drive a bock North to the 7/11 and exit there? The existing QT virtually has its own stop light and is a good location. There is no reason that they should not stay put. Convince me otherwise.
mormit June 12, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Cool. Let QT pay to have the intersection redesigned to fit them. They pay for it and that drops half of my reservations against it. I doubt that doing on their dime is in their plan. Open your wallets taxpayers.

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