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Surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi, with dramatic bluff views of the surrounding cityscape, the West Side is energized by its diverse cultures and enriched by one of the largest collections of public art in the Twin Cities, ranging from murals that tell neighborhood stories to sculpture by nationally recognized artists. The area's pleasant residential zones are dotted with intersections offering an eclectic mix of small shops, restaurants, and cafes both old and new. District del Sol, Saint Paul's original Mexican-American neighborhood, is chockablock with authentic taquerias and restaurants, many of which predate today's mushrooming Latin business growth by generations.
West Side Features
The Dish on Heritage Restaurants: Food, Families, Neighborhoods
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
A look at four heritage restaurants in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, their origin stories, their participation in their neighborhoods, and why their loyal patrons—and new generations of diners—keep coming back.
The Odd (Retail) Couple
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Need a kicky pair of high heels or an affordable, eco-friendly coffin? Two shops sharing a building on Saint Paul's evolving Smith Avenue are ready to help with fashion or funerals.
Karen Washington tells local urban gardeners: to go permanent, get political
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
What do you do when the urban garden you've struggled to create gets sold out from under you? At the recent Community Garden Spring Resource Fair, New York gardening advocate Karen Washington told local growers that if they want their gardens to be
sustainable--i.e., permanent--they'd better get savvy about the political system.
The Big Picture 9: Bruce Corrie on the power of "ethnic capital"
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Often, says Concordia University economist and biz-school dean Bruce Corrie, our minority and immigrant communities are seen solely through the "problem" lens. Their struggles are real, but their contributions to our prosperity and potential for growth are greater than most majority Minnesotans realize. And Corrie's got the figures to prove it.
Smith Avenue looks to the future
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Smith Avenue between the High Bridge and Dodd Road is very Saint Paul: comfortable houses alternate with an eclectic mix of independent businesses with loads of local character. A plan's afoot to turn this under-the-radar neighborhood into a full-fledged retail destination--without letting it lose its soul.
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