Saturday, May 18, 2013
Don't miss the fifth annual Taste of Maplewood!
Are you going to the fifth annual Taste of Maplewood on Saturday? Of course you are! As usual, the the annual street festival on Sutton Boulevard just south of Manchester Road, will feature booths from Maplewood restaurants and all sorts of retailers. New for 2013, is a food contest, where one dish and one drink will be named "The Best of Taste of Maplewood." Celebrity judges so far include Allyson Mace, Editor of Sauce Magazine, John Carney, Host of 550 KTRS Evening Show, and James White, mayor of Maplewood. It will run from noon to 9 p.m. Main Stage Entertainment Community Stage Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. When you go, check out these vendors, listed on the Maplewood …
The shop moved out of Deer Creek Center last year.
Since moving to Shrewsbury about a year ago, Pizza World’s business has been up, owner/manager Tim Miller said. Pizza World moved out of the Deer Creek Center before the center was redeveloped with Ross Dress for Less, Joann’s Fabrics, Buy Buy Baby, Marshalls and other large national retailers as anchors. Miller said the new space, at 7504 Murdoch Avenue, is smaller than his Deer Creek location but business from the nearby neighborhood has made up for it. Miller is 25 and has worked at the shop since he was 16. He and Virgil Avamzado bought the store from Robert Goombas in January 2012. Since then Avamzado has left, leaving Miller as the only owner. He added beer last summer, and said it didn’t add greatly to his business. The pizza itself…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The grand opening celebration will begin at 8 a.m.
The Marshalls store in the Deer Creek Center will open Thursday, May 23. The grand opening celebration, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. will include giveaways and gift card prizes. The store hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sundays. “The new Maplewood store will be stocked with a new, fresh assortment of the designer and brand name merchandise that shoppers love, every single week,” said Richard Sherr, President of Marshalls in a press release. “Our buyers are fashion experts with a keen sense of style and are passionate about finding the most coveted merchandise for our shoppers for so much less!” Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The 24,000 square …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Owner Kateri Meyer is open just in time for Taste of Maplewood.
Maplewood is now where to go for the best tea in St. Louis. Traveling Tea, recently transplanted from the Benton Park neighborhood, has passed all inspections and is open for business Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2707 Sutton Boulevard, the space recently used by S. Carmody Photography. Meyer has been selling her teas at the winter Schlafly Farmers Market for five years. Maplewood businesses Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, Pie Oh My and Home Wine Kitchen serve Traveling Tea, and Kakao Chocolate offers her packaged tea. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Also in Patch:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Maplewood Galleries features the collections of seven experienced dealers.
Business partners James Afflixio and Louise Harre opened their antiques shop, Maplewood Galleries, at 7415 Manchester Road. They show their own and the collections of five other experienced dealers. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Kathleen Mack, David Richardson, Michael Lloyd, Shannon O'Dougherty and Paula Roberts show their antiques and also their design expertise in separate areas of the shop. The shop is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5. Watch co-owner James Afflixio give a tour. Also in Patch:
Also, Roots Antiques requests to move into the Tigerlily space on Manchester.
At the Maplewood City Council meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday the council will consider revising the ordinance that allowed QuikTrip to move, allowing Roots to move to the space that Tigerlily is vacating, and Vom Fass's request for a liquor license. These items are from the public notes of the meeting agenda. See the included PDF for the complete public notes. Item no. 9 is a motion to approve a request for a full liquor license by Mark Williams of Vom Fass. Vom Fass would like to be able to serve wine by the drink along with cheese plates, and at the same time obtain a caterer’s license. Item no. 10 is a resolution authorizing the city manager to accept the low bid for the 2013 capital improvements street project. The streets to be …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Book House is in an historic building that will soon likely be demolished.
The Book House is a used book shop with a lease in a historic two-story Gothic Revival house in Rock Hill. The lease ends July 31. They've been there for decades, but the owner, Michelle Barron, received a notice this week that she and her shop need to be out by the end of July, according to an report in the Riverfront Times. Developers and the city of Rock Hill are exploring the possibility of demolishing the house and building a large storage facility. In spite of the eviction notice, Barron has started a petition to remain, Webster Groves Patch reported. She's also looking for a new location, and listed Maplewood as a possibility. Would you like The Book House to come to Maplewood? Where do you think would be a good spot for the shop?
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The two business partners said it's been great working with the city.
An empty storefront in Maplewood is about to be empty no longer. Business partners James Afflixio and Louise Harre (rhymes with safari), both experienced antiques dealers, are opening a shop in the previous Print Station location, at 7415 Manchester Road. The build-out is going on now and they plan to start moving in their furniture, rugs, art and other antiques in in early May. "We have some really great people coming in with us," Harre said. "It’s going to be fun." Afflixio said the Maplewood city staff has been very helpful. "One of the things that attracted us, is everybody has been so nice," he said. Harre said she's been in the business in the Central West End for 20 years, and it’s time for her to leave there. "I’m impressed with …
Have you had the wings with five sauces while watching a game?
The Riverfront Times recently listed its favorite sports bar food, and The Post Bar & Grill made the list. The Post's patrons are always quick to point to the wings as no-fail crowd pleasers (wings come baked or fried and dressed in your choice of five different sauces), but the Post has some fun innovations to the standards, like its baked Post-its, sinfully good garlic-cheese-bread bites. Read the full report on the Post at The Riverfront Times. The Post has won its share of recognition in the past.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The snow cone stand owner said on Facebook that Family Video has 'kicked them out.'
Maplewood is gaining a new pizza spot this summer, but in the process apparently losing a snow cone stand. Family Video is adding a Marco's Pizza to its operation, which will take up about a third of the store's current space. Cup of Sno has had a lease to sell snow cones on the Family Video parking lot for several years, but now has stated on Facebook that they're leaving. "We have been kicked out," a Facebook posting states. "They are putting a pizza place in there and they say there is not enough room for us too." The stand is up for sale on Facebook. Family Video owner/manager Roy Williams III has not immediately responded to Patch's questions about the decision. Also in Patch: