A note from the president
I'm writing to you today with some great news to share.
around downtown continue to move forward. The Viking Building and Cleveland Circle are well underway, and just this month The Gallery St. Paul broke ground at Wacouta and 9th streets. Also, a huge congratulations to Health Partners CEO (and Downtown Alliance board member) Andrea Walsh and everyone at Regions Hospital on the grand opening of the 160,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art birth center that opened last week!
Events look different these days, but we're seeing both familiar favorites return in modified ways and new events pop up. Last night was the fourth Lowertown Local community event with a performance from downtown’s own Ken Takata. It has been wonderful to see this concept, which started as a simple idea from neighbors around the park, become a bright spot in the week. These pop-up concerts will continue throughout August. Tomorrow night will be another opportunity to gather in Lowertown for a socially distanced, outdoor music experience. This time it will be Big River Pizza hosting at the Farmers Market.
Saints baseball returns next week
! More details on all of these events below.
Finally, I want to thank all of our neighbors, City partners and public safety officials who have been working around the clock to make sure that our downtown is safe and welcoming for all. There is no doubt that these have been a challenging few months, but the level of commitment and collaboration we've seen from our partners has been encouraging.
I hope to see some of you from a safe distance around downtown in the near future.
Mask up and be well,
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance