I'm giving Joe the week off while he spends Spring Break in NYC with family. No doubt he'll be back next week bursting with with ideas after a week in another downtown.
First off, I want to extend a huge welcome back to so many workers who returned to downtown this week. We expect to see more and more folks returning in the coming weeks and as always, are here and ready to help with any questions or concerns about downtown. I also want to thank the SPPD beat officers who have been, and will continue to be, out in the mornings recently to offer their assistance.
As we alluded to last week, registration is now open for our Annual Meeting happening on April 28. Covid got in the way of hosting our past two events so we're even more excited to see you all this year. All are welcome to join, so feel free to share the invite. More details can be found below.
In addition to the start of road construction season — we've shared some important updates below, don't get distracted by this next part and forget to read them — it's also the start of baseball season! The Saints play their first home game of the year next Tuesday to kick off a six-game streak at CHS Field. As is to be expected, opening week promotions are on point from the jersey giveaway on Tuesday to an egg hunt and Easter brunch specials on Sunday.
Keep reading for all sorts of good stuff this week including a great op-ed from man-about-Lowertown Bill Hanley, the scoop on which restaurants have advanced to the Fish Fry Final Four, and more news and events from around downtown.
Take care and enjoy the rest of the week!