News from the Downtown Alliance
December 6, 2018
A note from the president
Hello friends!

It is an exciting time in Saint Paul, with The M grand opening this past weekend, holiday offerings in full swing bringing great crowds downtown, and hundreds of high tech analytics enthusiasts clamoring to get into the MinneFRAMA event at the Science Museum. It was a particularly great week for a favorite son of Saint Paul, Justin Sutherland.

Our very own celebrity chef has been all over television in a variety of chef competitions including Top Chef (viewing party tonight at Handsome Hog). Best of all, he’s not parlaying his success into a move to a coast, but rather he’s making news about a huge business deal that lands him in a leadership role in six new restaurants in downtown Saint Paul. Way to go Justin!

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
New brewery officially open in downtown
Located within Treasure Island Center, Stacked Deck Brewing Co. officially opened for business this week. The brewery will be open seven days a week, perfect for weekday happy hours or weekend visits. The space is also available for private events and currently has seven unique beers on tap.

City seeking scooter sentiments
The dockless scooter pilot program ended on November 30. Saint Paul Public Works is heading up a cross-departmental Scooter Working Group to review data and feedback from the scooter pilot program. The working group plans to put together a mobility ordinance for the city’s policymakers to review in early 2019. The City of Saint Paul would like to get your feedback about the scooter pilot program. Share your thoughts with this short survey .

Science Museum hosts MinneFRAMA conference
Earlier this week, the Science Museum of Minnesota hosted to the MinneFRAMA (that's Financial, Retail and Marketing Analytics if you're not in the biz) Conference. This was the first time MinneAnalytics has held an event in Saint Paul and the sold out conference boasted more than 40 sessions featuring 60 speakers and industry experts. Congratulations are in order both to MinneAnalytics and the Science Museum for their success.

Downtown Saint Paul in the news