Something to chew on: New eateries aim to please diverse palates

From wood-fired meats and fish to European-inspired small plates to East Coast-influenced hero sandwiches, area diners have a wealth of new choices when it comes to eating out. Emerald Lounge, Gus Gus and Momento are among the new restaurants to…

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Preliminary designs for downtown river balcony unveiled

Mile-and-a-half promenade would connect downtown to riverfront. Preliminary designs for a 1.5-mile promenade along the Mississippi Riverfront in downtown Saint Paul received favorable reviews at a virtual unveiling on February 10. The so-called river balcony would extend from Upper Landing…

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Downtown venues hanging on in hopes of return to normal

Downtown Saint Paul restaurants and entertainment venues have been devastated by the pandemic. Patrons have shied away from indoor dining and large crowds during successive surges of COVID-19, and thousands of downtown employees have vacated their offices to work from…

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HPC finds Kellogg Blvd. bikeway won’t affect historic properties

A grade-separated bikeway along Kellogg Boulevard between Saint Peter and Jackson streets is now being planned as the next leg of downtown Saint Paul’s Capital City Bikeway, with construction being eyed in 2023. The half-mile project got a boost on…

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City Council reviews five-year plan for streetwork in Saint Paul

Stretches of Edgcumbe Road, Minnesota Street and Summit, Grand and Pleasant avenues are slated for improvements in the city of Saint Paul’s Five-Year Streets Plan for 2022-26. So are alleys in parts of Summit Hill and traffic control devices at…

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Advantage goes to the seller

With inventory low and demand high, single-family home prices are soaring. The real estate market in the neighborhoods served by the Villager is setting records with a persistent shortage of homes for sale, multiple offers from prospective buyers and hefty…

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