A new five-unit commercial building is just about complete at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Arcade Street. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Multi-unit shop seeking tenants A new potential retail hub is popping up on the busy intersection of Maryland Avenue and Arcade Street. Built "on spec," the 5,240 square-foot, five-unit building should be finished by the end of the month.
"It's a great corner," said Alex Aqel, who represents the building owner. "The density and demographics are great."
He also cited the traffic counts as a motivating factor.
The Rush Line transit corridor is still in its infancy, but Ramsey County is bearing down and focusing on the corridor. A study concluding next summer will decide whether to put the transit line through the East Side up to White Bear Lake, or along I-35E up to Forest Lake. (submitted graphic)
With Payne Avenue experiencing a bit of a renaissance in the past few years, Arcade Street seems to be taking a backseat -- the street, just a few blocks east of Payne, remains mostly unchanged. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Payne Avenue has seen a lot of transformation over the past year.
Crime index down 6 percentSummer's nearly over, and on Tuesday, Sept. 2, teenagers attending St. Paul Public Schools will return to class. And with that, likely there will be fewer kids out past curfew, said Matt Toupal, the St. Paul Police Department's Eastern District senior commander.
"I wish I could turn back time," Nicole Beecroft told Washington County Judge John Hoffman, her voice shaking, in her first public statement since her arrest seven years ago, after she murdered her newborn baby.
May mean more students in community businessesFor many, the word "internship" often follows the word "unpaid." Such is often the case for students seeking internships at Metro State University. But thanks to a grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, Metropolitan State University will hook up 100 students with paid internships.
HealthPartners submitted a site plan for a 128,000-square-foot building to go alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., near where it intersects Interstate 35E. Leslie McMurray, director of the Payne-Phalen district council, expressed enthusiasm at the potential new building. (submitted photo)
Could mean major investment, new jobs If what HealthPartners is planning comes to pass, the Phalen corridor will take on a whole new look. The HMO has submitted a site plan to the city of St. Paul for a 128,000-square-foot, four-story neuroscience center to go up alongside existing facilities at 295 Phalen Blvd., according to Tom Beach, who oversees site plan reviews for the city of St. Paul.
Andrew Vega, 17, of St. Paul, does a trick at St. Paul's new Front Skate Park. With the new skate park in there, the park's old equipment may be resurfaced and moved over to the East Side. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Side skateboarders and aggressive skaters could be in luck -- the East Side may get ramps, rails and quarter pipes of its own.