News from the Downtown Alliance
October 11, 2019
A note from the president

It's a busy time of year and downtown Saint Paul has been bustling! Twin Cities Startup Week events are well underway. Today is Saint Paul Day which is a new and exciting change from previous years, but there's also still plenty of opportunity to engage next week as well. As a reminder, here's a round up of some of events happening in Saint Paul.

In other exciting downtown news the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority issued a request for private development proposals for the RiverCentre parking ramp site earlier this week . Reimagining the site along Kellogg Boulevard and the river is a great opportunity to increase vitality and amenities downtown and we're eager to see what comes next.

Sunday, I’ll be out of town with other business and community leaders on the annual Inter City Leadership Visit, which unfortunately means I’ll miss the Meritage Oysterfest – slurp down a few extra for me!

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Open coworking continues through Wednesday at Wellworth in The 428.
Fall Art Crawl and Lowertown Ethos kick-off tonight
The Saint Paul Fall Art Crawl takes place this weekend! Artist studios and work spaces in Lowertown and throughout Saint Paul will be open to the public beginning this evening. Special this season will also be an exhibit happening in the community room at the Black Dog Cafe. Lowertown Ethos will celebrate the work of a wide variety of Lowertown artists and will include live music and dance, screen printing demonstration and games. And as a reminder, the Farmers' Market will still be operating normal hours throughout Art Crawl so you can experience two wonderful downtown events at once.

Sights to see, places to go
Sometimes all it takes is a little outsider perspective to really shine a new light on old treasures. This week Saint Paul got national love by way of a fantastic visitor's guide from the Washington Post . We loved reading the author's delight at watching planes come and go while enjoying brunch at Holman's Table or taking in the full splendor of afternoon tea at the St. Paul Hotel. It's can be too easy to take for granted all of the amazing things our city has to offer and the guide is a great reminder to get out an explore (even if we heartily disagree that we're the less popular twin city).

Camp Bar adds new comedy acts
Camp Bar quietly spent the summer building up to what's looking like a fall full of comedy talent. Comedians from around the country will perform Friday and Saturday evenings at Laugh Camp Comedy Club. Tickets to shows can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Downtown Saint Paul in the news 
What's happening next week in Downtown Saint Paul
Tuesday Trivia | October 15, Birch's Lowertown

MN Wild open practice | October 19, TRIA Rink
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