News from the Downtown Alliance
March 8, 2019
A note from the president

These days, the Minnesota State High School Hockey tournament looms large for Saint Paul and communities across the state. For many young people their stay with us this week will be seared into their memories for a lifetime. Along with their elation or agony, they’ll remember the sandwich from Justin Sutherland’s Handsome Hog, the pancakes at Mickey’s Dinner, and the beauty of our parks and buildings in late winter. As you see these visitors on the street, be sure to go out of your way to be friendly and plant the seeds for a future downtown worker or resident.  

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Happy birthday to the better Spencer, my partner Joanne!
Science Museum appoints new board members
The Science Museum of Minnesota recently announced three new members to their board of trustees – all with strong ties to the East Metro and downtown, which of course we love to see. Mayor Melvin Carter, Saint Paul College President Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd and 3M CTO John Banovetz will all serve three-year appointments.

State of our City Summit happening next week
The 2019 State of Our City Summit is happening Thursday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Harding High School. It's a great opportunity not only to hear from Mayor Carter about everything happening in Saint Paul, but to also participate in the policy workshops that will be taking place. The event is free and appropriate for all ages but registration is encouraged.

Minnesota Museum of American Art opens newest exhibit
The M’s newest exhibit will be on view beginning this weekend . The Good Making of Good Things explores the American craft movement the middle of the twentieth century. From the M, " The Good Making of Good Things  provides audiences with a rich, first-hand account of the history of craft in America, as well as a contemporary selection of makers pushing the field forward today." As always, admission to The M is free and open to the public.

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