News from the Downtown Alliance
December 4, 2020
A note from the president

Friends -
Earlier this week exciting news that's been bubbling for some time made its way around our virtual water coolers. While we're still waiting for an official announcement, it looks clear that our very own St. Paul Saints will become the Class AAA team for the Minnesota Twins. The positive impact for downtown can't be overstated and we can't wait to hear more of the specifics as they're announced, or to simply quote the Saints themselves - "big if true."

In other exciting news, several of our downtown partners were honored this week. Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce CEO B Kyle and Structural CEO Scott Burns were profiled as two of 2020's Most Admired CEOs, and SPACC VP of Economic Development Channon Lemon was named as one of the 50 Over 50 who are making a significant impact on their community. Congratulations to all and thank you for your continued leadership in downtown!

Finally, I'd like to invite you all to join me in a game of virtual bingo next Wednesday evening. For the first time, local bingo mavens BIZ-ingo will be hosting a special all Saint Paul edition of their hit pandemic pastime. BIZ-ingo cards are available with your take out order from participating restaurants and breweries starting Monday and running through game time Wednesday night. Learn all about how to play and where to pick up game cards in downtown.

Mask up and take care,
Joe Spencer
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Checking out the lights in Mears Park
with my daughter, Harriet.
A Copasetic Christmas Carol will stream online
Our friends at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival have put their twist on a classic holiday tradition. Next Thursday evening you'll be able to stream A Copasetic Christmas Carol free online. The jazz adaptation features original music and lyrics performed by local musicians. Grab your beret and mark your calendars.

A Copasetic Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 10
7 pm, free online

Share the love and be entered to win!
Local businesses need your support now more than ever. In addition to shopping local, show your love for downtown businesses by letting them know why they’re so important to you.

If there are places in downtown you can’t imagine being without, this is the perfect time to let them know. Is there a go-to restaurant that always makes sure you’re taken care of or a Saint Paul shop you really love? No matter what Saint Paul business is close to your heart, give them a boost by telling them why they mean so much to you.

Let your favorite Saint Paul business know why they are so important to you and be entered to win two $25 gift cards of your choice — one for you and one to share.

Downtown restaurant and retail options
Stumped for where to order dinner from these days? Or who might have that perfect holiday gift?

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