News from the Downtown Alliance
May 6, 2020
A note from the president


Thank you to our amazing downtown community - so many of you have already signed up to help out with our first Downtown Clean Up Day happening tomorrow. We do still have a few spotsavailable and would love to have them all filled. If you've already signed up and plan to participate tomorrow please snap a few photos while you're out and about and show off how much you collect using the tag #StPDowntownCleanUp. More information and the link to sign up are below.

Be sure to check out the fresh crop of good news and re-opened restaurants below as well. And as always - send us your good news and shout outs to neighbors helping neighbors anytime.

Stay safe and be well,
Joe Spencer
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Tomorrow is Downtown Clean Up Day!
Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far!
We still have a few spots available and hope to see them all filled.

Looking for a way to give back to the downtown community during these unprecedented times?

Volunteers will be assigned to zones, with only two volunteers per zone to ensure proper social distancing protocols.

Make sure to wear gloves and a mask when participating in the clean-up. We also recommend bringing a paper shopping bag along as well for collecting recyclables.

Complimentary gloves and trash bags will be available for no-contact pick up in Rice Park and Mears Park from 3-5 p.m.
Please bring your own masks. You may walk your zone to pick up trash at any time on May 7 if you plan to bring your own gloves, masks and trash bags.

Filled trash bags can be dropped off in Rice Park or Mears Park on May 7 any time before 6 p.m.

Share photos of your efforts using #StPDowntownCleanUp.
Thank you for caring for our downtown community!

Good news from around downtown
Andy and Sara Remke, the sibling co-owners of Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown, and their customers recently receive some much deserved recognition for their collective work providing free meals to anyone in need.

Image - Scott Takushi, Pioneer Press
This week several Lowertown favorites announced they would be re-opening for modified service. The Bulldog Lowertown and Dark Horse Bar & Eatery both announced they would be open for curbside pick up and Dreadlocks for Dingoes is once again open for pet grooming. All have been added to the Support Local page. Support Lowertown neighbors and check off your BINGO squares at the same time!
Hope Breakfast Bar, which has been providing free meals and grocery items since mid-March, announced that they will host a "social distance prom" on May 22. Participants and their dates will be treated to photos and more - all from safe distance.

Click for a larger, downloadable version of the bingo card.
Shop small, support local, get entered to win!
The rules are simple - shop small, support our local restaurants, breweries and retail shops, and be entered to win a $100 gift card to your favorite downtown spot!

Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal BINGO by spending $25 or more at downtown businesses.

Email us your receipts
by May 31, 2020. Receipts can be dated back to March 12, 2020. Don't forget - call directly for takeout or delivery whenever possible and always tip your delivery drivers!

Visit our website to get the full details for each business as well as dozens of options you can use to fill your free space.

Good luck!
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