News from the Downtown Alliance
March 21, 2019
A note from the president
Friends,

These glorious days when the mercury tops 50 and the sun shines are wonderful in downtown Saint Paul. We heard this morning about the Flint Hills Family Festival at the Ordway (formerly Children's Festival) and were reminded yet again that warm weath er (and festivals) are right around the corner in downtown. Also, our Mayor dropped in to announce that Flugtag will be back . Finally, I am really excited about our pilot Stewardship Program and the im pact i t will h ave on downtown. It will be even better if you help us drum up proposals for activations. Please forward our request for proposals to anyone who might be interested.
 
Before I close, let me say that I will truly miss the Kelly Depot bar and will definitely be in one last time in the coming days. However, progress means change, and Iā€™m thrilled to see yet another majo r investment and more residents joining us in downtown Saint Paul.

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
President
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
New signage went up at Osborn370 this month!
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Red Bull returns to downtown Saint Paul
Earlier this week Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter dropped in from 12,000 feet for a press conference at Harriet Island announcing that Saint Paul would once again host the Red Bull Flugtag in September . The event features teams of five attempting to flying non-motorized aircraft. Teams are judged on more than just distance flown - creativity and design are also key.  Saint P aul last hosted the event in 2010.

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Whitecaps take the cup!
Huge congratulations are in order to the Minnesota Whitecaps this week, as they ended an amazing inaugural season in the National Women's Hockey League in the best way imaginable - by taking home the Isobel Cup in overtime. The Whitecaps play at TRIA Rink and the overtime win was their tenth consecutive sold-out game.

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