East Side Review

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07
Aug

Dayton’s Bluff St. Paul Saloon to reopen under new ownership


The St. Paul Saloon, located at 1045 Hudson Road, was purchased by a new owner in the late spring and will open in late August or early September. Below, Alex Rivero, the new owner of St. Paul Saloon, made some cosmetic updates by replacing the carpet and painting. He also updated appliances and the food and drink menus.

The St. Paul Saloon, a small establishment with a checkered past located next to the Historic Mounds Theatre on Hudson Road, is now under new ownership. 

Sun
07
Aug

Urban bee farm filling empty lots on the East Side


Teen volunteers work with Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit helping low-income homeowners and neighborhoods, to prepare the empty lot at 499 Minnehaha Avenue for the planting of a bee garden.

Pulling up to an empty lot along Minnehaha Avenue near the corner of Burr Street on a recent muggy morning, there was a group of about 10 volunteer, high-school boys cutting down brush, screwing fencing together and mixing concrete. 

Sun
07
Aug

Bike lanes coming to Payne Avenue this fall


The Payne Avenue bike lanes will provide a north-south connection through the neighborhood, connecting to the Bruce Vento bike trail to the south and the Grand Rounds bike path along Wheelock Parkway, via Edgerton Street.

Bike lanes are a go for Payne Avenue after a St. Paul City Council vote on July 27. 

Sun
07
Aug

A night out with neighbors

Many neighbors and organizations on the East Side had block parties for National Night Out on Aug. 2. The event is meant to strengthen communities by getting neighbors out and meeting each other. 

Sun
07
Aug

50 years after winning World Series, an East Sider reflects on his baseball career

The first thing Bob “Rocky” Johnson will do when you ask him about baseball is show you his baseball cards. 

Wed
03
Aug

Some local governments opt out of new statute that allows for temporary tiny homes


Entrepreneurs Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle, both 25, stand inside a DropHome, a mobile home their New Brighton-based company, NextDoor Housing, offers individuals who need temporary living spaces next to family members who can care for them durning illness or recovery.

A New Brighton-based start up faced big challenges its first year in business, so its two young founders took on the law, so to speak, in order to ease the red tape that makes operating their business a bit of a hassle.

Sun
31
Jul

‘MINNESOTA GOLD’


Patrick Mader discusses his book, “Olympic Gold,” at the Roseville Library. Pictured is a slide of Roseville’s Sara Reiling Hildebrand.

As Rio 2016 approaches, local author’s book prompts recollections of Minnesota’s past Olympic contenders

Sun
31
Jul

White Bear Avenue and Third Street construction headaches

East Side residents are going to find fewer routes around road construction beginning Aug. 1. 

Sun
31
Jul

Archdiocese admits wrongdoing, Ramsey County Attorney’s office dismisses criminal case

In a press conference on July 20, the Ramsey County Attorney announced that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis admitted to wrongdoing in the handling of the sexual abuse of three children by former priest Curtis Wehmeyer. 

Sun
31
Jul

Landscaping at American Indian Magnet school calls for sound variance


The landscaping will take place in the park area in the corner of Hancock and Third streets. Facing west, the American Indian Magnet School is behind and up the hill from this park area, and the Parkway Little League baseball fields are across the street.

Neighbors to the American Indian Magnet School may need to prepare for some louder-than-average construction noise within the next few weeks.

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