Greetings friends and happy Friday!
First, thank you to all of the candidates and volunteers that invested time and energy in the election. We appreciate your passion and love for our community. Second, congratulations to our new and returning council members – we look forward to working with you.
I’m sure you saw the great news about Bio-Techne and its $40+ million investment adjacent to downtown Saint Paul. Many thanks and congratulations to CEO Chuck Kummeth and everybody who helped make that project happen. It’s a terrific testament to the opportunity and strength of our downtown business community.
Finally, I want to thank artist Chris Larson for his vision in putting together a collaborative artwork featuring the mega-enlargement of three pieces by local rock hero Grant Hart. This beautiful triptych on the back wall of the Palace Theater on St. Peter Street is a fantastic addition to downtown’s public art collection. It’s the kind of creative placemaking that makes downtown Saint Paul a fantastic place to work, and draws in more employers.
Have a great weekend, and Ski U Mah!
See you all around (down)town,
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance