A note from the president
It was wonderful to see some of you out last week for the first Lowertown Local event in Mears Park. We are truly grateful for everyone that made it possible to enjoy an evening together, despite the need for masks and physical distancing. Special thanks to The Bulldog, Aja, Solomon and Kavi, Friends of Mears Park, SPPD, Saint Paul Parks and Rec, Councilmember Noecker and many Lowertown residents who helped imagine what a community event could look like in the time of COVID. We hope to be able to continue these events Thursday evenings throughout the end of summer. Events like these and the Films and Fireworks events hosted by the Saints are great to help us all remember what we love most about our downtown. More information about tonight's gathering is below.
Finally, there have been ongoing discussions regarding a bonding bill during special session at the State Capitol this week, which would potentially include some significant projects in downtown Saint Paul – see the article below to learn more. As I've mentioned in the past, these types of investments are critical to downtown and a smart way to accelerate economic recovery. We'll be eager to see what happens in the coming days.
Stay safe and be well,
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance