According to consulting firm HR&A Advisors Inc., St. Paul should encourage local businesses to set up shop in St. Paul’s Union Depot.
I like the way they think. People coming into St. Paul from the suburbs or other states via rail are not looking for an experience they can have at home.
I also think it’s pretty awesome that someone got paid to say that we should strive to have local businesses in St. Paul’s Union Depot.
If HR&A Advisors Inc. is looking for a new project, maybe they could take a shot at transforming Block E in Minneapolis? That project has long suffered from hosting venues that won’t keep people downtown. Kieran’s Irish Pub being the first positive thing to happen on that block in years.