Warrenton approves new coffee shop after addressing resident's concerns

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 3/1/24

Warrenton MO aldermen approved plans for the Shield Maiden Coffee Shop, a new restaurant and business on Highway 47 and Brune Parkway.

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Warrenton approves new coffee shop after addressing resident's concerns


Warrenton aldermen approved plans for a new coffee and tea shop in the city during the Feb. 20 board of aldermen meeting.

Shield Maiden Coffee House will be located on Brune Parkway near Highway 47.

Aldermen approved the plans by a vote of 4-0. Aldermen Scott Schulze and Roger Romaker were absent.

Before approving the plans, though, the board did consider concerns from a resident who lives in the Forest Ridge subdivision, including traffic concerns and preventing construction equipment from being parked on the road.

“We shouldn’t have an ‘other competing coffee place’ problem” regarding traffic, Brandon Kurtz, of Lewis and Bade, Inc., told aldermen.

Lewis and Bade is handling the engineering and design for the new coffee shop.

“I think my biggest thing is, I know to a certain degree, you’re going to have construction that has to be on the roadway,” Mayor Eric Schlueter said. “Limiting that just on an agreement verbally, if we could try to cut that down, I get what that gentleman was saying with the traffic.”

Kurtz said that would be doable.

“If they bring out a high lift of a dozer, they’ve got to unload it on the street,” he said. “But they unload it on the street, they get it on the site. … Those don’t hang around for very long.”

Kurtz also said the plan is to keep most of the construction equipment on the site.

“There’s no doubt with construction, you will occasionally have a vehicle stop and unload a skid loader or something like that, but that’s not the normal procedure,” he said.

At the Feb. 20 Warrenton Planning and Zoning meeting, Shield Maiden Coffee Co. owner Sara Bunton said her tentative hours of operation were from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aldermen were also to consider approving the plan for the new MK Ranch Longhorn Bar and Grill but Kurtz said the applicant had asked for that approval to be delayed.

“They’re working on some contract issues,” Kurtz told the aldermen.

Aldermen approved tabling those bills by a vote of 4-0.

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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