News from the Downtown Alliance
October 4, 2018
A note from the president
Hey Friends,

This is a particularly exciting week in downtown Saint Paul with the Wild home opener/block-party on Saturday, the Marathon on Sunday, and Twin Cities Startup Week all next week. I also want to call your attention to the proposal rolled out this week for the investments at Pedro Park. The block has been ignored for at least a decade, and downtown can’t wait another decade. I know there are strong feelings about the particulars of that block, but I think it is exciting that we may see some real improvements (of one sort or another) there.  

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
President
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Twin Cities Startup Week starts Sunday
Twin Cities Startup Week is back and better than ever this year. Kicking off Sunday evening at Lake Monster Brewing and running through nex t week.The conference boasts more than 200 events, with more being hosted in Saint Paul than ever before. It will showcase the creative tour du force that is the Twin Cities startup community. Be sure to follow TCSW on Twitter for daily updates and schedule announcements.

Take to the streets for Hocktoberfest and the Wild home opener
For the first time ever the Minnesota Wild are turning their home opener into a great excuse to throw a huge street party on West 7th. Everyone's invited and festivities will run from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. this Saturday between Walnut Street and Kellogg Boulevard. There will be no shortage of awesome activities - facepainting, photos with Nordy, the #MegaJump, food and beer gardens and even a mechanical bull. Plus, the game will be shown on two Jumbotrons so you don't have to worry about missing the puck drop.


Twin Cities Marathon
The 2018 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is this Sunday and events will be taking place all weekend at the Capitol. Now in it's 36th year, the Twin Cities Marathon is considered the most beautiful urban marathon in the America and we have to say, we agree. So whether you're running, volunteering or cheering from the sidelines the marathon is a great reminder to get outside to enjoy the fall weather in our beautiful city.

New rapid transit planned
Metro Transit is looking for feedback from downtown residents and commuters about the new Gold Line Rapid Bus Transit proposal this Tuesday at two open houses . Stop by if you're able and weigh in on the future of downtown rapid transit. If you're unable to attend but still want to provide feedback click he re .

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