On Tuesday, Jumpin' Jupiter lost its license to do business in Maplewood.
Jumpin' Jupiter has lost its business license for the second time since June for nonpayment of state taxes. The first time, owner James Callahan told the city council he was working it out with the state, and would remain open, which he did. Tuesday night, neither Callahan nor anyone else came to represent the business. Like Maplewood-Brentwood Patch on Facebook! Maplewood City Council listened as city attorney Craig Biesterfeld and city clerk Karen Scheidt went through the legal motions. It took nine minutes. City Manager Marty Corcoran said business revocation hearings are rare in Maplewood, and this is the first time an owner didn’t show up that he knows. Corcoran said Callahan would be served the papers to vacate, most likely on …
A peer-reviewed publication named Craig Biesterfeld the best in St. Louis for land use law.
Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication in the legal field, has named Maplewood’s city attorney, Craig S. Biesterfeld, its 2013 St. Louis Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year. Biesterfeld, a partner with Husch Blackwell LLP, was appointed Maplewood’s attorney in 1988. Husch Blackwell announced the recognition in a press release. "He has assisted clients in the use of numerous economic development programs such as Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Special Business Districts (SBD) and Community Improvement Districts (CID) and represents cities and other local governmental entities." The release states this is the third straight year Biesterfeld has made the list. Read the complete release from Husch Blackwell.