News from the Downtown Alliance
September 20, 2018
A note from the president
Hey Friends,

What an exciting time to be downtown! Tonight alone you could find yourself at the Fitzgerald to hear local musician-turned-writer Dessa discuss her new book, check out the latest and greatest local micro-retailers at the inaugural Shopcicle market at Union Depot, or let loose at the Children's Museum (more on that below). Do yourself a favor and get out to enjoy all that our city has to offer and tell all your friends about these examples of what makes working in downtown Saint Paul so fantastic.

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
President
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
New life for former West Publishing site
There is a lot of good news about investments in our downtown buildings including Seestads, the Jax, the Pioneer Press building, and more. However, the visions we are seeing emerge for the Ramsey County West site are really exciting. A project that will both transform our skyline and reach down to the river’s edge will take our beloved hometown to a new level.

Saint Paul Port Authority wins Leaders in Local Government Award
Congratulations to the Saint Paul Port Authority for being the Planning , Land Use, and Public Works award recipient at the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Leaders in Local Government Awards, for transforming the former Macy’s into Treasure Island Center. The building includes the Minnesota Wild practice facility and draws 700,000+ visitors per year.

Act like a kid again at the Children's Museum
The Children's Museum is opening it's doors tonight for a Adults@Play, a 21+ evening of grown-ups only fun. Explore the museum, grab a drink and a bite to eat and flex your brainiac muscles - tonight's event is a special Challenge Edition that will feature brain teasers, puzzles and other chances to win prizes.

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