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Special Business District
Historic Downtown Maplewood...and more!
Maplewood's Special Business District includes Maplewood's Historic Downtown and a very vibrant part of South Big Bend, Sutton and Manchester.  The heart of the district is a walkable community with just about everything within a few footsteps.  We are a destination for shopping, dining and entertaining! 

Stop by City Hall for a brochure and let the journey begin!  Unique boutiques to destination dining and bowling to live Rock n' Roll or live theatre... we have it all!

If you are looking to be part of our business community, please take a look at our
real estate listings page.

Beautification and Branding
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Setting the Stage
Signage, trash cans, street lights.  Standards of the urban streetscape but key components of how inviting an area is to visitors.

During the last few years the Special Business District has funded street lighting, trash cans and new signage to better identify parking and shopping areas.

Banners enhance the downtown area and recently, the area was further enhanced with designs by Firecracker Press for the formerly drab electrical boxes found throughout the district.

Historic Presence
History plays a role, too and visitors are invited to take a walk down memory lane and visit the Route 66 tribute and memorial plaques

Brochures and Guides
We look good on paper, too.  The Special Business District's 200+ businesses appear in a lovely brochure, printed bi-annually with a distribution between 10,000 to 15,000.  The brochures are available at the St. Louis Visitor's Center in Downtown St. Louis and in Forest Park, City Hall, area retail shops and are given out at our events.

Events are also an important part of what the Special Business District does. Let Them Eat Art, Women Making History, The Coffee Crawl, The Harp Attack, Fiddle Fest and Arts & Eats Walk bring thousands of people to the area and receive positive press coverage.

Special Business District Boundaries and Benefits

The Special Business District boundaries are roughly as follows:  From the east to west, the City of St. Louis and Maplewood border on Manchester ending at the Metrolink overpass on Manchester; also includes Sutton from Lohmeyer at the north and to Flora at the south; and Big Bend from Weaver at the north to Flora at the south.
Businesses within the Special Business District may qualify for facade improvement grants and building renovation grants. 

It is recommended that businesses consult with Rachelle L'Ecuyer, director of community development at (314) 646-3607 as benefits are added or adjusted on an annual basis.



Bike Racks
The Special Business District now has bike racks. Thanks to a Community Development Block Grant there are three brand-new bike racks in Downtown Maplewood. 

More bike racks have been added throughout our downtown thanks to a very generous grant from Trailnet.

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