Jumpin Jupiter is Back in Business

The Maplewood club has settled with the state for the third time this year.

The Jumpin Jupiter's doors are open again.

For the third time this year, owner Jim Callahan has lost then regained his license to do business in Maplewood. All three times were for nonpayment of state taxes.

He lost it then settled with the state, for the first time, in a week in June and July.

After losing the license a second time, in November, owner Jim Callahan drove to Jefferson City to clear his record.

Two weeks later Maplewood Police cleared the venue on a Sunday night because he hadn't met his tax obligations to the state, and the city had pulled the license for a third time.

Now, just in time for an already scheduled New Year's Eve show, The Jumpin Jupiter's state taxes have been paid.

Friday morning at 11:30 Callahan showed his 'no tax due letter' to city clerk Karen Scheidt at city hall. She said she called the state to comfirm the letter.

More on Jumpin Jupiter in Patch:

  • , June 19
  • , June 27
  • , July 3
  • Jumpin' Jupiter Accused of Sales Tax Non-Payment, Nov. 26
  • Owner is a No Show at Jumpin' Jupiter License Revocation Hearing, Nov. 27
  • , Nov. 30
  • Jumpin Jupiter Patrons Leave When Maplewood Police Arrive Sunday Night, Dec. 17





Jennifer S. January 03, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Wow, you are clearly unstable and probably need to seek professional help. First of all, let me clarify that there have been women out there multiple times - I live around the corner. They would hang out outside on the corner to drum up business. Hmmm - and that is reflective of an upscale business? I don't recall any other restaurant or venue in Maplewood resorting to that desperation. I also know someone that was at a show there recently and there were people dressed up as those "stuffies" - which I mean whatever floats your boat but let's not call this an "art form" an adult dressing up in an animal suit which we all know wasn't for a kids bday party. You know nothing about me, so to personally attack me and then make assumptions about myself and my daughter is really a sad commentary on your life. I actually do feel sorry for you - whomever you are, because we all know you are not the mom of the burlesque performer. I will applaud the day this cheesy venue goes out of business once and for all and we can all move on.
Burlesque Mom January 03, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Jennifer what do you do for a living hmm? I am certain you do not have a background in art, music, dance or otherwise that qualifies you to determine what is or isn't art. Also I am pretty sure the routine you are referring to was when one of the performers in the Friday night show was dressed up like "Slimer" from "Ghostbusters" as its a MOVIE themed burlesque show. Also I don't care if you have a tent set up next to the Jumpin Jupiter the street promotion was a ONE time thing, the only other time there would be performers outside is if they would be SMOKING. Also why would I lie about being the mother of a performer? It would be easier for me if I were a random but I wholeheartedly admit that my daughter performers there. Also why is it cheesy? Because you say it is? Well sorry lady but your close minded bigoted opinion isn't worth a hill of beans in the real world. I have lived in Maplewood and now still live close and I can without a shadow of a doubt say as far as class, style, etc. the Jumpin Jupiter is the NICEST place in that town. You should be HAPPY such a place chose to call Maplewood it's home.
maplewood4ever January 03, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Burlesque Mom = JJ owner. Let's get real. Too many details on the business that a staff person's mom would be privy to. It's actually pretty funny.
Burlesque Mom January 03, 2013 at 08:14 PM
No I am not either of the JJ Owner's. As far as details my Daughter has performed there two nights a week and rehearsed 2 others for over 6 months. One of the two shows she performs in one of the JJ owners ALSO performs in and I have an open relationship with my daughter where we talk about everything. Not to mention I have become friends with Jim and the other owners and talk to them often. Why is that such a stretch of the imagination? Again here's what funny about this....ALL OF YOU are missing the point. MONTHS ago Jupiter made the final payment to VEP (however undeserved), the show everyone keeps referencing ran for only a couple weeks with ONE night of street advertising and that was OVER SIX MONTHS AGO, they are also now COMPLETELY up to date on their taxes. They have squared away everything, most of which was a long time ago! That proves clearly two things. One those of you continuing to attack and harp on the same stupid dated crap would look for any excuse to attack the JJ based purely on your own close minded backwards thinking ways. Two Doug Miner is NOT a reporter he is a stalker, a slandering libelist, a CREEPER, and someone out trying to personally do damage to a business he does not like.
Doug Miner January 03, 2013 at 08:38 PM
I think at this point everyone has had their say. So to prevent this stream from spiraling downward into further name-calling on both sides, comments are now closed. Thanks all, for your contributions.


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