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What makes the Raymond-University Area Cool ?

Everyone who works in the Raymond/University area knows we have a good thing going..... cool renovated buildings, new business start-ups, nonprofit groups, and soon - an LRT station. Why is our neighborhood thriving even in this down economy? It is because we are a "Creative Enterprise Zone". Our success has been due to the many artists and creative businesses that have chosen to work in the Raymond/University area. We also have tireless supporters in the St. Anthony Park Community Council and the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation.

So we know we have a good thing, how do we foster the creative businesses and arts groups in our area? And how do we spread the word about the great things happening here?

Catherine Reid Day and I met at the Edge Coffe Shop and had a great conversation about the creative enterprise zone plan that has been developed. www.SAPCC.org/cezplan I look forward to helping the many collaborators with sharing our vision for the neighborhood and working to make our cool creative neighborhood a great place to live, work and visit.

PS: Check out Edge Coffee at http://www.edgemsp.com/     SHOP LOCAL!!

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