Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It was among the incidents reported in the Maplewood Police blotter between March 19-24.
The following information was supplied by the Maplewood Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Tuesday, March 19 Wednesday, March 20 Thursday, March 21 Friday, March 22 Saturday, March 23 Sunday, March 24
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Current and former owners watched on Friday as the Sports Attic in Brentwood burned.
In 1926, Mary Engelhard Van Cleave’s parents bought the building that later became the Sports Attic. Van Cleave, who with two of her daughters watched the building burn on Friday morning, was born on the second floor a year after her parents' purchase. Back then, the building was home to a tavern called Engelhard’s and Manchester Road was a dirt road. “I loved the tavern business. It was so much fun,” she said. “My dad was bootlegging first. It was just a little bitty building." She said that little building was later moved to Hanley and Brentwood to become an ice cream stand. She bought the place with her husband, John Van Cleave ("Van"), who tended the bar for her dad, Fred Engelhard. They ran it until 1974. “We had dinners for the Lions…
Friday, April 13, 2012
At the time, it was one of the few businesses located on Manchester Road in Brentwood.
The Sports Attic building destroyed Friday in Brentwood by an early morning fire operated for more than 110 years as a tavern. The original building was constructed in 1900, said Dan Fitzgerald, president of the Brentwood Historical Society. "It was pretty small," Fitzgerald said. He didn't know who owned it or what the business was called. Back then, that stretch of Manchester Road didn't have much activity. It was "a one-of-a-kind place," he said. The Engelhard family bought the property in 1926, built an addition and lived there into the early 1970s. One of their daughters, Mary Engelhard Van Cleave, owned the building after that and raised her family there. She later sold the building to another owner who opened a tavern called the …