A Grand redo planned from Snelling to Fairview

A map showing the existing conditions on Grand Avenue between Snelling and Fairview avenues. Improving pedestrian safety and slowing traffic are among the primary concerns that have emerged as planning gets underway for the reconstruction of Grand Avenue between Snelling…

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Billy’s seeks sound variance for June 5 Grand Days event

Billy’s on Grand’s request for a sound-level variance for its Grand Days promotion on Sunday, June 5, will be heard by the Saint Paul City Council at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Billy’s, 857 Grand Ave., is seeking the variance…

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Comments sought on rebuilding Grand from Snelling to Fairview

A virtual meeting will be held on June 1 regarding the city’s plans to reconstruct Grand Avenue from Snelling to Fairview avenues (shown in red above) in 2024 at a cost of around $6.9 million. Plans for reconstructing Grand Avenue…

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Committee weighs in on Grand reconstruction

Public comments are being sought on a plan to add new pavement, sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities on Grand Avenue between Snelling and Fairview avenues. The estimated $7 million project is scheduled to start in 2024. The stretch of Grand…

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Spring brings a flowering of new SE Asian fare

Three restaurants whose roots are in Southeast Asia are being transplanted this spring in Saint Paul. The owners of the single Filipino and two Vietnamese establishments all promise updated versions of classic family recipes.KALSADASet to open by the end of…

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Wet Paint artist keeps Ukrainian folk tradition alive

Grand Ave. shop's Ukrainian Easter egg class will benefit war-torn country. Justin Terlecki has been decorating Easter eggs in the Ukrainian tradition of pysanky since his childhood in Youngstown, Ohio. After moving to the Twin Cities nearly 25 years ago,…

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Billy’s on Grand hit with fine, more license conditions

The Saint Paul City Council decided on March 2 that Billy’s on Grand, 857 Grand Ave., must pay a $500 fine and adhere to additional license conditions following a city and police review of numerous “quality of life” calls related…

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Neighbors object to Billy’s 2 a.m. closing

The objections of neighbors and the Summit Hill Association to a 2 a.m. closing time appears to be holding up the approval of new business licenses for Billy’s on Grand, 857 Grand Ave. A City Council vote on the licenses…

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