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St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
September 2017 
New kids in the Park: The Naughty Greek

St. Anthony Park Community Council is excited to announce a restaurant coming soon to University Avenue in the CEZ. Construction is underway for The Naughty Greek at University . Coming from a family of over 30 years of Greek restaurant tradition and experience, owner Angelo Giovanis shares the taste of quality ingredients and traditional recipes from his home that he couldn't find when he moved here with his wife 18 years ago. After taking it upon himself and opening doors on Snelling and Selby last year , he looks forward to a larger location to expand catering to accommodate larger events. 

Angelo tell us, "My kitchen is open and I passionately await to teach our Neighbors and friends the true meaning of a Greek Fresh Gyro, a fresh Greek Village salad, Tzatziki made from real Greek yogurt, Feta cheese actually made in Greece along with all of our other Greek ingredients."  As we watch construction across from the SAPCC office, we also look forward to trying a traditional Gyro, made fresh daily from local pork and traditional Greek seasoning with other authentic offerings.

Learn more and see their menu at:
A Walk in the Park

On September 13 St. Anthony Park was selected to host a "Walk in the Park" as part of the National Walking Summit  in St. Paul. We led visitors from across the country as far as East Harlem, New Jersey, and Oklahoma, as well as those from nearby Wisconsin. Walking from the Raymond Station, Hampden Park, Langford Park, and along Como Avenue, we shared a variety of work SAPCC has done to improve our neighborhood's walkability and other ongoing projects in St. Anthony Park. A huge thank you to Transportation Committee members John Mark Lucas for coordinating SAPCC's role in the summit, and Scott Jensen and staff for helping share our work with these visitors. Learn more about these and other projects of our Transportation Committee at

SAPCC visits AIOIC Takoda Resources

SAPCC makes an effort to visit different organizations that provide services to our community. We visited last week's open house at the American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (AIOIC) located in Minneapolis on Cedar Avenue at the Franklin LRT station, easily accessible across the river from St. Anthony Park. We are excited to connect many students and job-seekers in our community with the great resources and programming they provide. Through vocational education, GED and post-secondary enrollment, as well as job training and job placement, AIOIC works to connect community members of all races and ethnicities with in-demand careers in business, healthcare, and information technology. Learn more at

Look for more educational and job development resources serving our community online at Keep scrolling down for job and volunteer opportunities. 

Thank you for participating in community survey

 Thank you to more than 400 community members who have contributed great ideas and challenges facing St. Anthony Park through the online Community Survey, and hundreds more who spoke with volunteers canvassing the neighborhood throughout the summer. This great feedback was achieved through the efforts of the SAPCC Equity Committee who worked to hear from people representing the many diverse experiences in our community. 

Your ideas are guiding our committees as they draft the next 10-year plan to guide development across St. Anthony Park.  The next steps are for committees to draft goals and strategies to achieve our community's vision for the future around transportation, housing, land use, environment, and equity in our community . There will be public feedback sessions in November in locations in North and South St. Anthony Park to respond to these ideas and provide further input for our committees to reflect. 

By gathering feedback from all the diverse voices in our community we will be able to advocate for and prioritize what our community wants as we guide development in our neighborhood over the next 10 years. Thank you for your ideas and support making St. Anthony Park a strong and sustainable community!
Did you miss the survey? You can still share your ideas!  Look for additional ways to stay involved, and e mail any other thoughts, concerns, or questions to .

Annual St. Anthony Park Neighborhood Garage Sale: Saturday, September 30

The St. Anthony Park  Neighborhood-wide Garage Sale  will be on  Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm . Look for upcoming maps of garage sale locations throughout the neighborhood and online.

Households interested in participating should fill out the information below or download the registration form at Please contact event coordinator Rich at 651-641-1172 for more information. 

Your $15 registration includes: 
  • Listing your address in maps of garage sale locations distributed at Speedy Market, Hampden Co-op and other locations;
  • Garage sale sign delivered, posted and picked up at your address;
  • Ads in the Park Bugle, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune and Craigslist.

Volunteer for Citywide Drop-off event: Saturday, October 7 

The St. Anthony Park Neighborhood Wide Garage Sale is followed by the Annual Citywide Dropoff event on Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm at the State Fairgrounds. Residents can dispose of appliances, electronics, furniture, tires, demolition debris, scrap metal, and other household refuse you cannot put in the trash. 

Volunteers are still needed for this dropoff event, in collaboration with our partners at the Como Community Council (District 10). Volunteers covering a 3.5-hour shift for the early or later half of the event will receive a voucher to dispose of one free load, in addition to food and good will for supporting your community. Sign up with the Como Community Council at or call 651-644-3889.
Welcome to new team members at SAPCC!

SAPCC welcomes two new faces to join in our work. 

Emilee joins us from Augsburg University, where she is a senior Urban Studies major, Sociology and Public Policy minor, and interns with us through the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. She previously served with the Friendly Streets Initiative, Augsburg Environmental Stewardship Committee, and currently serves on Augsburg's Environmental Action Committee. 

Ana joins SAPCC to support our GIS program, bringing a wide range of skills as a Macalester College alumna with a background in environmental research. She has also worked with other local nonprofits such as Cycles for Change.

Mayoral Forum Series

The League of Women Voters St. Paul is hosting a series of Mayoral Forums throughout the City leading up to this November's elections. 
  • Q&A Wednesday, September 27, 7:00-8:30 pm
    • Hallie Q. Brown Community Center - 270 North Kent St.
  • Roundtable Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 pm 
    • Wellstone Center - 179 Robie St. E.
  • Q&A Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-8:30 pm
    • Highland Park Middle School - 1015 Snelling Ave. S.
  • Roundtable Tuesday, October 17, 7:00-8:30 pm
    • MN Humanities Center - 987 Ivy Ave. E.
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters St. Paul will share more information about this upcoming forum at the October 12 SAPCC Board meeting at Jennings Community School from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Find more information  online

Upcoming Community Events

Annual St. Anthony Park Neighborhood Wide Garage Sale - Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. More info.

Cornucopia, the UMN Student Organic Farm at the corner of Lindig St and Dudley Ave, will have an open house on Thursday, September 21, from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm. More info

Ramsey County F ood and Nutrition Commission Community Listening Sesson - Monday, October 2 5:30-7:30 pm at MLK Recreation Center.   More info.

City-wide Dropoff Event - Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm at the State Fairgrounds. More info.

St. Anthony Park Foundation Annual Meeting and Mayoral Candidate Forum - Thursday November 2 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at Murray Middle School. More info

Election Day - Tuesday, November 7. Polling places are open from 7:00 am-8:00 pm. Learn more about elections online, to find your polling place, find where to vote early, become and election judge, or learn about ranked choice voting.  

Job Opportunities

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Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities

Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Eureka Recycling

Lutheran Social Services
University of Minnesota

City of St. Paul

The State of Minnesota is hosting a career fair on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the St. Paul RiverCentre. More event info or search for jobs online

St. Anthony Park is proudly home to many great businesses and nonprofits. Send job tips to

News, tips, or other feedback to share?

SAPCC is here to serve our community! Please send us a note if you have news to share, jobs to include in our newsletter, feedback on our programs, and other ideas to support all in our community. 
Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. For more information, upcoming agendas, or minutes, visit our website.

Land Use--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of the month 6:30-8pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)
Environment--Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- First Friday of the month, 8-9:30am
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

About Us
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is a non-profit citizen's organization of residents working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life, residential character, economic vitality, and physical development of St. Anthony Park. The Board meets monthly as do our four committees: Land Use, Transportation, Equity, and Environment. Any resident may join the committees. The Board is elected with five delegates and two alternates each from North St. Anthony, South St. Anthony, and Business.
Newsletter written by Sarah Goodspeed. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email