News from the Downtown Alliance
August 9, 2019
A note from the president
Friends,

I hope you were all able to take advantage of the beautiful weather we had this week to get out and meet your neighbors at National Night Out. A huge thank you to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is in order for their massive efforts at the downtown event. Thanks as well to Governor Walz for stopping by!

Congratulations are in order as well to the Saint Paul Port Authority and Lee Krueger! This week we celebrated the ribbon cutting for Equity on Ice as well as the announcement of their newest tenant at Treasure Island Center, more on that below.

Finally, I'd like to officially welcome RW Baird downtown! We had the privilege of celebrating their new move into the Wells Fargo tower this week and we're thrilled to have them.

Have a great weekend!

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
President
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Streets of Summer survey
We've still got a few weeks of Streets of Summer left and we need your feedback. Please spend a few minutes completing the following survey and then pass it along to downtown colleagues and neighbors.

Your input is critical as we plan for year round programming downtown.

New restaurant coming downtown
The owners of Jerseys sports bar in Inver Grove Heights have plans to open a second location right here in downtown at Treasure Island Center. The Pillbox Tavern will pay homage to Saint Paul's deep sports history roots - the Pillbox was the original baseball field downtown at the turn of the 20th century. Plans to open are currently timed for the end of this year.

2020 Budget Address next Thursday
Thursday, August 15th Mayor Carter will present his 2020 Our City Our Budget Address at the Frogtown Community Center. The event is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. If you're unable to attend the address will also be broadcast live on the City of Saint Paul's HD cable channels Comcast 859 and CenturyLink 1234. Viewers can also watch the address via Facebook livestream at www.facebook.com/cityofsaintpaul .

Downtown Saint Paul in the news 
What's happening next week in Downtown Saint Paul
Big River Concert Series : Stephen Marley | August 16, Big River Pizza

Saint Paul Food Truck Festival | August 17, Mears Park

Summer Beer Dabbler | August 17, CHS Field