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Step aside, Minneapolis. Your shadow isn’t good enough for the capital city anymore.
For years, walking through downtown St. Paul after 11pm has been not unlike sauntering through a ghost town. You could walk down the middle of any given street and hardly see anybody—much less detect a vibrant nightlife. With all its decades-old class and charm, St. Paul has simply faded over time into the soft-spoken older brother to the young, hip Minneapolis.
But the times, they are “a-changin’.”
At least, that’s the feeling residents of downtown St. Paul—including both Concept Group and myself (a brand new resident this month)—are starting to get.
From virtually any corner of every block you can see the signs of a citywide revitalization. It begins with the renovation of the St. Paul Union Depot and the completion of the final leg of the light rail connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis (scheduled to be fully operational June 14). But it doesn’t end there.
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