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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.



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…