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Showing posts from October, 2009

Wyndgate Health - Our Newest Tenant

I'm excited to tell you about our new tenant at 970 Raymond Avenue -- Wyndgate Health PLLC is a clinical practice specializing in personalized therapeutic vitamin and dietary programs treating symptoms of: Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Issues, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Behavior and Violence, Parkinson’s Disease, male and female hormone imbalances, food intolerances and gastrointestinal dysfunctions. Press Ctrl+Left Click on the following link or Copy into your browser’s address bar. What a great way to take better care of our families and ourselves!

700 Raymond Project Advances

Construction Continues on our new project - 700 Raymond Ave. In spite of all the rain, we're making progress on the excavation of the storm water runoff pond and the parking lot. The window openings for the high windows is being done and the utilities are being installed from the street. Sometimes the project looks worse before it looks better. There is a LOT of mud this week, but once the parking lot is complete, people will be able to see how the building will work. And the windows will be amazing! There will be over 30 monitor style windows on each side of the building, letting in so much natural light, our building will definitely save energy on lighting. This photo is a rendering of the west side of the building that faces Raymond. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Save the Victoria Theatre!!

825 University - The Old Victoria Theater is in Danger I have been working with a group of people interested in buying and renovating the old theater at the intersection of University and Victoria. The building was originally built as a theater for silent movies, then next used as a music venue. Our vision is to restore the building back to its music and art purpose. Unfortunately, it may be torn down to make a parking lot. We are hoping to work with the neighbors on the block to come up with a better solution. There are many buildings on University that may not be worth saving, but I've been through this building and it has promise. There is a neighborhood visioning meeting at the Rondo Library Wednesday Oct. 21, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is a chance to keep a little gem from being razed! Please help us by contacting the mayor's office, or Council Member Stark's office and tell them to save the Victoria. Check out the Facebook page "Save the Victoria Theatre"

WomenVenture - On Channel 4 this week.

Our Tenant WomenVenture is in the news! Update Company has been proud to work with WomenVenture since 1990. Since they moved into Midtown Commons, they have grown and expanded many time. Services provided include help in starting your own business and creating a business plan, to specific classes such as marketing your business. They also have individual offices to lease for start-up businesses. I encourage you to view the WCCO spot from this week: Also check out to view their classes and register for their 14 th annual WomenVenture Professional Development Conference on November 14. I've taken classes from WomenVenture and attended a number of conferences and found them to be very worthwhile.

Celebration of Small Business - October 10 & 11

Small Box Festival: a celebration of small businesses Oct. 10th & 11th, Historic Raymond & University Come visit some great small businesses in our corner of St. Paul! Jay’s Café – BBQ Saturday & Sunday all day Café specials Swift School of Music - The “A” Team (in the alley) - Sat. & Sunday 5:30-6:30 Swift School of Music - Demonstration/Free Lesson – Sat. & Sunday Jana Nyberg Trio - Jay’s Café - 6:30-7:30 Saturday – inside Kenpo Karate - Demonstration on Sat and Sun morning Succotash – side walk sale - Saturday & Sunday The Edge Coffee Shop – Bluegrass MusicWine Tasting Jay’s Cafe – The Vino Source - Saturday 1-2:30