A note from the
president project manager
Though I normally prefer a more behind-the-scenes role at the Downtown Alliance, I'm happy to bring you this week's note as Joe spends some time on vacation with family.
First off, I want to give a big, downtown welcome to SteppingStone Theatre, who announced this week that they will be merging with Park Square Theatre and sharing their spaces in the Historic Hamm Building. We're thrilled to have their entire team downtown and can't wait to see what these two organizations produce in the coming years.
I also want to congratulate the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and Midway Chamber of Commerce for reaching the halfway goal towards the We ❤ Saint Paul + We ❤ Midway Fund. Over 700 individuals and more than 50 businesses have contributed over $1,000,000 towards rebuilding our community. Thank to all who have donated so far to reach the halfway point. More info and details for how to contribute can be found here.
More exciting news came this week with the launch of both the Ready Together Pledge and the Lowertown Art Market. Keeping reading to learn more about both of these exciting programs that demonstrate our city's commitment to resiliency, safety and supporting small businesses.
Finally, a quick reminder that Lowertown neighbor Desdamona will be the featured artist at tonight's Lowertown Local community gathering. I hope to see some of you (with masks in tow of course!) at Mears.
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance