News from the Downtown Alliance
January 31, 2020
A note from the president
Hello Friends,

This Thursday, February 6 there will be a great opportunity for all downtown community members to see current plans and weigh in on the future of the Capital City Bikeway. Feel free to stop by Osborn370 between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to learn more about the proposed route down St. Peter Street or Wabasha Street and offer feedback.

It's going to be an exciting month at Treasure Island Center. February will mark the opening of the Saint Paul Event Center, Pillbox Tavern and (fingers crossed!) Red's Savoy Pizza. We'll keep everyone posted on details but we're very excited to welcome these new businesses downtown.

Finally, some fun local news - perhaps like me you heard whispers a few weeks back that one of our favorite local diners could be making a national TV appearance. Suspicions have been confirmed and it will certainly be exciting to see the fraternal twin of Saint Paul staple Mickey's Diner featured among the Super Bowl ads on Sunday (and fun that Winona Ryder came to town, as well).

Be sure to get outside and enjoy this warm weekend! More information on events going on downtown is below.

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
After this year's Securian Financial Winter Run
New coffee shop, Super Bowl market and more around Lowertown this weekend
If you think all the fun is happening in Rice Park this weekend you may be missing out. Take the twelve minute walk across downtown to Lowertown to grab a coffee or a bite to eat at the brand new True Stone Coffee Roasters Cafe inside Market House and then check out the Fire & Ice Winter Carnival art gallery happening at AZ Gallery. Sunday morning there will also be a special Super Bowl edition of the Winter Farmers Market in case you forgot to pick up a dish to share.
Final chance to register for our first 2020 Speaker Series event
If you haven't yet signed up it's not too late! Join us this Tuesday, February 4 at CHS Field as we hear from David Dixon, FAIA about how downtown Saint Paul can make plans today to manage—and draw public benefit from—this period of transformational change. This event is free and open to the public, but spots are limited. Please use the link below to reserve your spot and share widely within your network!

This event is part of our 2020 Speaker Series, where we will host guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to downtown employers, workers, residents and community members.

Downtown Saint Paul in the news 
Events coming up around Downtown Saint Paul
Michael Kiwanuka | February 3, Palace Theatre

SPDA P re se n t s Dav i d Dix on | February 4, CHS Field

Accordo with Silent Film | February 4, Ordway Concert Hall

Laugh Camp Comedy Club | February 7, Camp Bar
Now open downtown
289 East Fifth Street
275 4th Street East
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