The GABA Membership and Events committee has had a busy year! The Membership committee has a goal of returning to 50+ paid members and we are well on our way to achieving this goal. Please consider joining or renewing your membership today and help build momentum around the new mission to support Grand Avenue business success and promote our community as a unique destination experience.
The Events Committee is currently preparing for the execution of the 14th Annual PAWS on Grand event scheduled for September 11th from 11 am - 3 pm with a Happy Yappy happy hour concluding the event highlighting the Babinski Foundation at Red Rabbit. PAWS will include more than 15 nonprofit rescue groups partnered with Grand Avenue Businesses as far East as Frattalone's' and west to Wet Paint. The event will also have an author reading and puppet show at Red Ballon Bookshop, Pet portraits at Wet Paint, Dog Washes at Frattalone's East, Dog races at Macalester College, and a Pet Marketplace vendor show at 791 Grand. We expect hundreds if not thousands of dogs once again to parade down the avenue with their pawfect families!
Planning for Grand Meander is underway and scheduled for December 4th. The Grand Old Day committee is beginning their work on September 7th to discuss the return of Grand Old Day after a three-year hiatus. We have much to discuss and are hopeful we can work with the City of Saint Paul to collaborate to find the financial resources to provide a safe festival atmosphere for the community.
Grand Avenue continues to be a destination in which friends and families build memories and create shared experiences. We need you, our neighbors, to help us continue to build a vibrant corridor and could use your help. Are you retired, have a passion for marketing, for dogs, for the holidays, do you desire a reimagined Grand Old Day, or have ideas of how we can better build relationships between businesses? If yes, please feel free to email email@example.com and let us know your interests and we can get you involved.
Thank you for supporting our diverse business corridor throughout such dramatic change in the past few years. We are grateful to see each and every time you choose to spend your time on Grand!