The vacant lots in the 400 block of Whitall Street, marked with a star, are located just up the hill from the HealthPartners medical complex (light purple) along Phalen Boulevard. (courtesy of the St. Paul Zoning Committee)
The rezoning application for 419 Whitall St. was approved unanimously by the St. Paul Planning Commission on Aug. 19 and awaits final approval by the St. Paul City Council.
The modern view of the corner of Payne Avenue and York Street, facing south, with 900 Payne on the left side. (Marjorie Otto/Review)
As new businesses begin occupying storefronts along Payne Avenue, many building owners are discovering that careful considerations must be made regarding the historic character of the avenue’s historic commercial corridor.
The parklet, which is located in front of Plaza Latina at 927 Payne Ave., was installed in early August and will remain until October.
Driving south on Payne Avenue, one may have noticed an odd, wooden structure in front of Plaza Latino at 927 Payne Ave., which now houses Mangos Restaurant, a Mexican restaurant that opened there in July last year.
Mai Vang and her son Kevin made and sold egg rolls during the 7th Street Live event on Aug. 13. Mai lost her hearing three years ago, leading to the loss of her jobs. The East Side mother of four sells egg rolls to pay the bills.
Mai Vang started the business to support herself, is now supporting others in need
“I woke up one day and I lost my hearing, like all my hearing,” said Mai Vang, a long-time East Side resident.
From left, Delena Zekarias, Aisha Mohamud, Nyalat Dojiok, Hafsa Mohamud, State Sen. Foung Hawj, Fatuma Jama, Nahome Zekarias, Andrew Parker, Ramla Zekarias, and youth council advisor Chia “Chilli” Lor. These members of the District 1 Youth Council and Youth Task Force hosted the first East Side Pride Open Mic on Aug. 16.
On the stormy summer evening of Aug. 16, East Side youth gathered at the East Side Freedom Library, nervously awaiting the arrival of poets and performers.
From left to right, State Rep. Tim Mahoney, State Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough and State Sen. Foung Hawj discussed their ideas to address educational disparities on the East Side.
Policy-makers talk educational disparities, new superintendent