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Liking these benches

I like the benches that Jack and Jim crafted for our building at 661 LaSalle.  
They look great, and should last a long time outside.



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New Neighbors - Dual Citizen

Dual Citizen Brewing is now open at 725 Raymond Avenue! We are excited to welcome our new neighbors.  Their space is really a nice space to have a beer.    Too bad our spring weather hasn't been ideal to open up the glass doors; I bet this space will be great when it's warmer.  It nice that you can order from the Naughty Greek too. The Creative Enterprise Zone continues to attract great businesses!
www.dualcitizenbrewing.com

Looking back and looking forward

Now that our newest building at 661 LaSalle is up and running, I have a little time to reflect on the progress Update Co. has made in the St. Anthony Park/Creative Enterprise Zone area.   This map shows our projects over the years.  I'm proud of the positive changes our company has made to the neighborhood, helping to bring investment, workers and energy to an area that was getting a little run down.

It's satisfying to see other groups investing in the area and bringing even more people to the Raymond/University area.   I'm excited for the new apartments, restaurants, breweries and other developments.   

What would I like to see next?  Some better signage, a few more green "pocket parks"
maybe some cool new public art.  Another restaurant would be great too.  A left hand turn signal from Raymond to University.  How about some of that St. Paul sidewalk poetry?   Planters?  Replacement trees for all the ash trees we lost?

As we catch our breath after the last developme…

So Excited for a New Restaurant in the CEZ

New kids in the Park: The Naughty Greek

St. Anthony Park Community Council is excited to announce a restaurant coming soon to University Avenue in the CEZ. Construction is underway for The Naughty Greek at University . Coming from a family of over 30 years of Greek restaurant tradition and experience, owner Angelo Giovanis shares the taste of quality ingredients and traditional recipes from his home that he couldn't find when he moved here with his wife 18 years ago. After taking it upon himself and opening doors on Snelling and Selby last year, he looks forward to a larger location to expand catering to accommodate larger events. 
Angelo tell us, "My kitchen is open and I passionately await to teach our Neighbors and friends the true meaning of a Greek Fresh Gyro, a fresh Greek Village salad, Tzatziki made from real Greek yogurt, Feta cheese actually made in Greece along with all of our other Greek ingredients." As we watch construction across from the SAPCC office, we …

Welcome Congresswoman Betty McCollum

We are pleased to announce that Congresswoman Betty McCollum has moved her congressional office to our new office building at 661 LaSalle St.  
It's interesting to work with the federal government to see how their process is for leasing space and it has worked smoothly!  We are excited to work with her great staff and I think they will like their new offices.

Welcome Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts has moved into their new office at 661 LaSalle St. They have a sunny office with lots of space for their displays of artwork.

http://artsmn.org/

MCA is a statewide arts advocacy organization that organizes the arts community to lobby the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress. Their mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts. WELCOME!