The Lowertown Paradox: Can artists build a community without pricing themselves out?

When Mike Savage emerged from the alleyway with a black suit and black hat, holding high his black umbrella, you could tell this was no ordinary funeral. It was a wake for the JAX, an old warehouse building that, for years, held the heart of St. Paul’s arts community. The memorial procession was a New … [ Read more]

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Hollywood is coming to Albertville

A Minnesota development group and Sony Pictures Consumer Products are teaming up to build—wait for it—a “Hollywood-themed family destination” next to the Albertville Outlet Mall, reports the Star Tribune. The park will include a mini indoor amusement park, a Marriott hotel, and a large indoor water park. It will be “filled with activities and experiences based on … [ Read more]