A note from
the president Emma
Happy Friday, everyone!
As Joe continues his adventure out west this week I'm dropping in with this week's note.
Earlier this week the Ordway announced that while the Flint Hill Family Festival will remain primarily virtual again this year, a limited number live, outdoor events will be returning! It's an understatement to say we're excited to welcome families and performers back to Rice Park in June. As I walked across the park Tuesday afternoon I was greeted by the sight of roller skaters, readers and coffee sippers taking advantage of the break in the rain. It was truly wonderful to see people enjoying the park.
It was a big week for restaurants. Meritage announced that they will reopen at the end of the month and Barrio, Saint Dinette and Amsterdam Bar and Hall are all officially open again. We also learned the Oxcart roof top bar will return with the Saints season. If the past few weeks have been any indicator, I think we can expect to hear more and more reopening news in the coming weeks and we'll keep you posted on all of it.
The good news continues with the recently completed $25 million renovation of the Degree of Honor building and the Public Works recommendation for the extension of the Capital City Bikeway. Check out the Downtown Development Tracker for all the latest updates on projects in and around downtown.
Keep reading for three great opportunities to get involved. One of them is even happening in real life! Outside of your home! Away from a screen! We'd love to see you there.
Have a great weekend,
Director of Operations
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance