Thursday, April 18, 2013
Motorists ski through high water where the streets on the hill meet Manchester Road in Brentwood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Doug Miner
Thursday, April 18
The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood watch in eastern Missouri until 6 p.m. in an area that includes Maplewood and Brentwood. Anyone driving through Brentwood on Manchester Road has their own guage: the usual high water when it pours. Take care out there!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
It's scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation released an announcent on Monday that it will close the intersection of Hanley Road and westbound Manchester Road at 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 for pavement repair work. All lanes on westbound Manchester will reopen by 5 a.m., Thursday, June 28. Because the closure extends into the intersection, southbound Hanley will be closed at Litzinger, and northbound Hanley will only be able to turn right onto eastbound Manchester. In addition, westbound Manchester traffic will only be able to make a right turn onto northbound Hanley. During the work, eastbound Manchester traffic will not be able to turn left onto northbound Hanley, but will be able to turn onto southbound Hanley and remain on eastbound …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Local company Horner Shifrin will be responsible for designing and managing phase 3 of the construction process.
A local engineering firm has been chosen to help oversee a $2.8 million construction project on sections of Manchester Road in Maplewood. Maplewood City Council approved Horner Shifrin for engineering services for the job at last Tuesday's meeting, based on a qualification review that deemed the company's skill sets, experience and staff competency to be up to the city's standards. In what will be the third and final phase of the project, construction will begin by August 2014 for curbs, gutters, sidewalks and a wider roadway from Bredell Avenue to Hanley Road, according to a city memo. Director of Public Works Anthony Traxler said there will also be additional landscaping and new light additions once construction is complete. See …
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 …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
If the Golden Arches sought to move to Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road, would you be a supporter?
Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham raised some residents' concerns on Facebook when he posted the following note to his Facebook page: "McDonald's has been mulling around the space next to the new CVS. I am vehemently opposed to a McDonald's in Maplewood. I believe I have enough support on the Council to squash it. If you have any thoughts, please share." The note drew plenty of responses from people who agreed with Faulkingham. A few others responded on Patch's Facebook page too. He also described why he opposes the move, stating that Maplewood is a "healthy, walkable and sustainable community" that has "enough restaurants that sell CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operations) foods." In a follow-up call with Patch, Faulkingham said …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Residents raised concerns about adequate barriers between their homes and a new CVS pharmacy possibly going in near their neighborhood.
A plan to rezone 7468 Manchester Road into a planned unit development (PUD) for a proposed CVS Pharmacy was approved during Tuesday night's Maplewood City Council meeting. A CVS pharmacy has proposed to take over the space at Auto Plaza Ford, which covers 2.08 acres of developed land and .656 acres of undeveloped land east of Big Bend Boulevard for future development. During a public hearing at the meeting, a group of residents from the neighborhood behind the development—at the corner of Big Bend and Hazel Avenue—voiced concerns about living near the pharmacy. While some residents asked city council about better barriers between their neighborhood and the business center, others rejected the idea of the pharmacy completely. "I've lived on…
Monday, October 31, 2011
A similar incident occurred 11 days ago, when a 72-year-old man was hit by a car at the same intersection on his birthday.
Jennifer Mills was driving to her home in South City at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday when a girl darted in front of her Jeep Liberty. Mills was driving east on Manchester Road, and the girl was moving south on Sutton Boulevard, when Mills struck the girl with her Jeep Liberty. Mills had a green light and didn't see the girl until the last second, she said. The girl, estimated to be 13 years old, was in stable condition with a broken leg, said Lt. William Appel of the Maplewood Fire Department. She was transferred to St. Louis Children's Hospital. Traffic was rerouted from the intersection for roughly 20 minutes as emergency responders transported the girl in an ambulance and talked to witnesses on the scene. A similar incident occurred 11 …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The 72-year-old Maplewood resident was crossing against the lights in rush-hour traffic.
It wasn't the best of birthdays for Maplewood resident Raymond Raridon. Just before 6 p.m. on Thursday, the 72-year-old man was hit crossing Manchester Road at the Sutton Boulevard intersection. He had been crossing against the lights when he was struck by a car heading west. The sun was setting directly ahead of the driver. Raridon was conscious after the accident and wasn't bleeding, said Sgt. Anthony Cavanaugh of the Maplewood Police Department. Another vehicle then rear-ended the car that hit Raridon. The drivers of both vehicles were on the scene but had no comment. Raridon was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for a leg injury following the accident.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Brentwood Redevelopment Corporation discussed plans to alleviate flooding issues during a meeting on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Brentwood Redevelopment Corporation discussed options for advancing development on Manchester Road between Brentwood Boulevard and Hanley Road. Much of the area lies in a floodplain, which has led some buildings to be vacated. In September 2008, Deer Creek flooded and forced dozens of residents out of the Executive Walk apartments, KSDK Newschannel 5 reported. The city so far has been unsuccessful in its efforts to get federal funding to buy out some of the property, located at 8703 Brentshire Walk, Rottjakob said. The Board of Aldermen expressed support for an effort to get federal funds in a November 2010 resolution, meeting minutes state. At the time, the demolition of the buildings and preparatory work needed to convert…