November 27, 2013

Downtown Clayton Mobile App has launched!

The City of Clayton just launched the new Downtown Clayton mobile app available in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. The app provides listings for all Clayton retail shops, restaurants and services. The listings include contact information, hours of operation, store description and social media links. Business locations are indicated on the directory map and business names appear on the list view. City maps, special event calendar and social media integration are also available.

December Events in Clayton

All That Glitters
Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Downtown Clayton and Shaw Park Ice Rink

Clayton ends its centennial year with a spectacular holiday celebration. All activities are free and open to the public. Besides the festivities at The Crescent from 6 to 9 p.m., guests are encouraged to Skate with Frosty from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Shaw Park Ice Rink, and watch the fabulous fireworks display at 8 p.m.  


Cat Works exhibition and reception
Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Clayton Fine Art Gallery, 21 N. Bemiston

The gallery will host a reception to introduce The Visual Storytelling of Cat Works by Jay Thompson. The exhibition continues through January 6. Click here for more information.  

Clayton Farmers Market
Saturdays, December 7 and 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue

The Clayton Farmers Market hosts its Winter Market at The Center of Clayton from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month: December 7 and 21, January 4, February1 and 15, March 1 and 15, April 5 and 19. The same high quality products you enjoyed all summer will be available - farm fresh products, winter and greenhouse varieties, locally grown, hand-crafted artisan foods, selected goods for hearth and home.

Candlelight Holiday Tour
Friday, December 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hanley House, 7600 Westmoreland

Do not miss this chance to view the Hanley family home through the glow of candlelight and traditional decorations. Enjoy live music and tours led by guides dressed in period attire. Children 5 and under are free. Register at The Center of Clayton or by calling 314.290.8500.

Ward III Coffee
Saturday, December 14 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Starbucks on North Central Avenue in downtown Clayton

Aldermen Mark Winings and Alex Berger III will host the monthly coffee for their Ward III neighbors.

City Hall and The Center of Clayton closed
Wednesday, December 25

November 19, 2013

Announcement - New private social network for our Old Town neighborhood

Dear Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association,

Our neighborhood has a new and impressive online communication tool called 'Nextdoor' which launched this week for Old Town. I wish to thank Old Town resident Lauren Herring for informing me about this free and exciting concept that will vastly improve our neighborhood communications. This is not's better because it is designed to be private.

Learn all about it and sign up at .  Some of you have already received an invitation to join by email or postcard.  I highly recommend that all Old Town residents consider joining.  Share this information with your neighbors. You are easily able to opt in on how you want to be alerted to news, etc. once you join.  There's even a free Nextdoor app to download for smart phones.

It takes just a few minutes to sign up.  I met with a 'Nextdoor' rep today and asked that our neighborhood's boundaries be made you may need to wait and try again in a few days if your address is not immediately recognized as an Old Town Clayton address.

Let's stay in touch with 'Nextdoor'!

Cheryl Verde
President, Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association

November 12, 2013

Clayton citizens created new Facebook page -' Keep Clayton Green'

Disclosure: This posting is for information purposes only, and does not imply any official position from the Old Town Board.

If interested, you may wish to visit the following link to keep informed:

November 1, 2013

Statement from Ward III Aldermen regarding Maryland School Property

We have been contacted recently by several residents about the Clayton School District’s potential sale of the Maryland School property to a developer.  The property has been on the market for some time, but we do not have any information about a pending sale.  Please note that the City’s approval is not required for the sale of this property by the Clayton School District.

The property is zoned single-family residential.  To date, nobody has requested a zoning change.  A zoning change would require a public hearing before the Plan Commission and the approval of the Board of Aldermen, which would involve another public hearing.  All meeting agendas for the Plan Commission and the Board of Aldermen are posted on the City’s website in advance, and you can also register on the website to automatically receive emails containing the agendas when they are posted.  In addition, notice of the Plan Commission hearing would be mailed at least 10 days in advance to the last known address of all owners of property located within 200 feet of the boundaries of the property for which a rezoning is being considered.

We appreciate and welcome your input, and also encourage you to participate in any future meetings and/or public hearings involving the property. 

Mark Winings
Alex Berger III
Clayton Ward III Aldermen

November 1, 2013

September 3, 2013

SAVE THE DATE - Annual Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association Meeting – Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7 p.m
St. Joseph's Parish Hall

Mark your calendars to attend our informative Annual Neighborhood Meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, located at N. Meramec and Maryland in Old Town.  Guest speakers include Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger...City Manager Craig Owens...Ward III Aldermen, Mark Wining and Alex Berger III...Police Chief  Thomas Byrne....and Fire Chief Mark Thorp.   There will be time allotted for questions following all presentations.  Come hear what’s new in Clayton and maybe you will win a fabulous attendance prize! You must be present to win.

Attendance Prizes:
The Crossing Restaurant (chef owner Jim Fiala) -Gift certificate for Tasting Menu for two

Niche Restaurant (chef owner Gerard Craft) - Gift certificate for Tasting Menu for two plus wine pairings at chef's counter

Libertine Restaurant (chef owner Josh Galliano) - $100 gift certificate

Jennifer's Pharmacy -  $10 gift certificates (two)

David's in Clayton Hair Salon - Gift certificate for a blow dry and salon products - $75 total value

Massage Envy - $39 gift certificate to be applied towards a massage or facial

The Designing Block - Whimsical purse

Straub's Grocery Store - Gift certificate for one fresh deli 'Dinner for Two'

Touchstones Jewelry (Jill Petzall) - Gift certificate for jewelry - $125 total value

Red Key Realty Leaders  (Bruce Butler) - Gift certificate for chauffeured Limo ride and Ice Cream Outing for 9 persons

Kemp Auto Museum - Four admission tickets - $36 total value

Pomme Restaurant -  $20 gift certificate and wine bottle corkscrew (two)

Pomme Cafe and Wine Bar - $10 gift certificate and wine bottle corkscrew (two)

Five Star Burgers Restaurant -  $25 gift certificate

July 17, 2013

Free History Lecture Tonight

Clayton Century Foundation Speaker Series
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - TONIGHT!
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Church of St. Michael St. George, Great Hall

Jim Healey, a local historian, and Jim Sherby, Clayton author and CCF History President, to present 'How Wydown Became a Great Street and the History of the St. Louis Country Club', once located in present day Polo and Davis Place neighborhoods.

May 17, 2013

Neighborhood Meeting Announcement: This Sunday, May 19th

Update on the Maryland School Green Space
Sunday, May 19, 2013 
3:00 PM 
Hanley Park Pavilion 
7600 Westmoreland 

Ward III Aldermen, Mark Winings and Alex Berger, will be in attendance. If interested, please consider joining concerned neighbors to discuss the potential contracts on the property, and become informed.

March 20, 2013

Free Clayton History Lecture tonight

March 13, 2013

Mayoral Debate -- March 14th Reminder

Mayoral Debate
Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Clayton High School Auditorium

Clayton’s three mayoral candidates Alderman Alex Berger III, Alderman Michelle Harris and former Alderman Harold Sanger will participate in a debate presented by Husch Blackwell and hosted by the Clayton Chamber and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. The event is free and open to the public; however, reservations are requested. Please call the Chamber at 314-726-3033 or register online

Come and see the candidates in action and become an informed voter. High school students and their immediate families are invited to an exclusive reception to meet the candidates in the library following the event.

The mayoral election will be held on Tuesday, April 2.

February 25, 2013

Information on Candidates for Clayton Mayor

Three candidates are seeking Mayor Linda Goldstein's seat when her term expires in April. Each candidate has a website with more information:

On March 14th, there will be a  Meet the Candidates Night:  7pm at Clayton High School... Sponsored by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

Remember to vote on April 2nd!

January 10, 2013

January 7, 2013


Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:30 p.m.
City of Clayton – 2nd Floor Council Chambers - 10 N. Bemiston Ave.

A. Rezoning to Planned Unit Development – new hotel
216 North Meramec Avenue
Consideration of a request by Michael Mullenix, owner of RBP Clayton, LLC, for a rezoning of the subject property from C-2 (General Commercial District) to a PUD (Planned Unit Development District).

A. Addition & Renovation – new hotel
216 North Meramec Avenue
Planned Unit Development
Consideration of a request by Michael Mullenix, owner of RBP Clayton, LLC, for a Planned Unit Development to allow the proposed construction of a 13,330-square-foot 5th story addition to the existing 49,865-square-foot structure for the purposes of operating a Hampton Inn & Suites containing 106 rooms and a public restaurant.

Site Plan Review

Consideration of a request by Michael Mullenix, owner of RBP Clayton, LLC, for review of the site plan associated with the proposed construction of a 13,330-square-foot 5th story addition to the existing 49,865-square-foot structure and related site improvements.

Architectural Review
Consideration of a request by Michael Mullenix, owner of RBP Clayton, LLC, for review of the design and materials associated with the proposed construction of a 13,330-square-