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Crushed Red, a Billboard and Menards: Feedback Friday

Here's a look at conversations that happened this week on the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

We're marching toward 400 Facebook likes on the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch page: This week, we made it to 331, and since April 13 we've gained four new likes.

Meanwhile on Twitter, we surpassed the 1,000-follows mark and gained another nine followers this past week.

Thank you so much! We'll continue providing breaking news updates, videos and photos through these channels. Please tell your friends to like and follow us, too!

Overheard on Facebook

is now open, and after spotting a review of the pizza-and-salad restaurant in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch we wondered: Who's visited, and what's it like?

Josh Gardner: "Want to go…haven't…but I've heard good things!"

Later in the week, another Facebook friend had a question about the decision to outside of community center along Highway 40.

Lori Franke: "jw how much was earned from the billboard, and how that money will be raised otherwise…"

We checked with City Manager Amy Hamilton, who told us the billboard land lease brought in $30,000 annually over the last few years. Additionally, the city has no plans currently to recoup that revenue in other ways.

Overheard on Twitter
continue to attract interest. Questions included:

@retailbroker: "Anybody doing a study to see how much Menards will take away from Brentwood/Maplewood tax receipts?" (Our response: Not that we're aware of.)

@bobbyautry: "Is this a done deal? I would love to see a Menards come to town but that seems to be a saturated area for it." (Our response: Richmond Heights has selected the company as its preferred developer, but discussions about a public-financing package and other paperwork won't be finished for months.)

Overheard on Patch
Several people gave props to of the First Amendment and Media Litigation website.

Kurt Greenbaum: "Hey, congrats, Gail!"

Linda Goldstein: "Congratulations on a well-deserved honor!"

Others had words of praise for at the school forced students and teachers out of their ordinary classrooms.

Alex Berger III: "Hooray for the children of Wilson School !!! Many, many thanks to the Clayton School District !!!"

Patch is also looking to , and one reader had a Clayton spot in mind.

Joyce Nischbach: "BEST brunch (breakfast or lunch too!) has to be at City Coffee House & Creperie!"

Thank you so much for your comments!

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