Proud woodworkers keep on turning old into usable again

Tom Guelcher ran a successful painting company with seven employees in the 1980s before his attention turned to woodworking, the eventual primary focus of his career.Guelcher, a Macalester-Groveland resident, has stayed busy ever since as the owner of Turning Point…

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UST can serve liquor at more spots on campus, with conditions

The University of Saint Thomas will be able to serve alcohol at several additional locations on its Saint Paul campus with the City Council’s approval of an amended liquor license on January 26. The new locations include the north athletic…

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Council supports plans for making B Line between St. Paul-Mpls.

The 12.6-mile B Line is designed to provide faster and more reliable bus transit service in the Route 21 corridor along Lake Street in Minneapolis, and Marshall and Selby avenues in Saint Paul. The final corridor and station plans for…

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BZA allows apartment to use Selby lot for parking

The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on June 14 approved three variances for a lot at 682 Selby Ave. to be used for parking to accommodate an expanded apartment building at 683 Hague Ave. The Selby lot was…

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Commission again rejects request to raze Selby-Dale repair shop

A shuttered auto repair shop cannot be torn down to make way for a new apartment building near Selby Avenue and Dale Street. The Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) voted 6-2 on October 19 to reject another request from…

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Taking it from the street

Selby JazzFest doesn't miss a beat with virtual shows in SeptemberBy Anne MurphySelby Avenue JazzFest will have a different vibe this year, according to founder and still director Mychael Wright. Rather than the one-day event that has become a September…

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Coming together

Alan and Nicole Milligan pose with one of the pinwheels for “Better Angels,” their new sculpture scheduled to be installed on Landmark Plaza in downtown St. Paul later this week. Photo by Brad Stauffer Sculpture on downtown plaza will evoke…

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Variances OK’d for 5-story Selby-Dale apartment project

Commission also supports rezoning former auto repair shopBy Jane McClureSeveral variances were unanimously approved by the St. Paul Planning Commission on May 29 for TJL Development’s plan to construct a five-story apartment building at 594 Selby Ave. Commissioners also supported…

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News Briefs May 13, 2020

Neighbors appeal permit, variances for seven-story building on West 7thIrvine Park neighbors are appealing the St. Paul Planning Commission’s decision on May 1 to approve a conditional use permit and variances for an 85-foot-tall mixed-use building at 337 W. Seventh…

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program offers a lifeline to small businesses in the area

By Iric NathansonBonnie Alton considers herself one of the lucky ones. The owner of Great Harvest Bread Company, 534 Selby Ave., Alton was able to secure a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration before the…

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