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Pedro Building comes down - brick by brick

Not as glamorous as being imploded or being stricken down by the wrath of a wrecking ball, but the Pedro Building is finally coming down – brick by brick.

I’m not entirely sure as to why they chose this method of demolition.  Maybe there was some environmental issues to deal with?

At any rate, the building is coming down to make way […]

Demolition of the Pedro Luggage Building Coming Soon!

On March 18th, the first step in a new city park will take shape in the demolition of the Pedro Luggage Building on 10th St & Robert St.

The Pedro (Pea-dro) family generously donated their building and land to the City of St Paul in order to help get the park build. The park was […]

Fitzgerald Park No More

Did I scare ya?  Well, don’t be frightened, that’s a good thing!  A major stakeholder in the developer of what was once Fitzgerald Park has donated their land to the City of Saint Paul.  There were a few conditions that went with the donation.  1.  The land must always be used as a park (hopefully, […]

Fitzgerald Park one step closer!

Monday was a pretty big day for the boosters of Fitzgerald Park (myself included), as the Mayor included $100,000 design and engineering grant to get the wheels moving on Fitzgerald Park!  Now before you start naming your kids Fitz in honor of the new park, we still have some hurdles to tackle.

City Council needs to […]

Fitzgerald Park a go . . . . Sort of

You just about have to peel me off the ceiling right now!  After many years of meetings, campaigning, and all out street fighting, it looks like Fitzgerald Park is moving forward!

A few weeks ago there was an important meeting before the CIB (Capital Improvement Board) where the Fitzgerald Park was up for a funding request of […]

Three New Business to Fitzgerald Park

You’ve asked for it, so here it is.  More Downtown news!

Equipt Fitness has opening a personal training facility in the Rossmor building along 10th street.  Check out www.equiptfitness.com for more information.

Camp Bar has also recently opened in the Rossmor building in the old Trixx space along Robert Street.  I have heard estimates that they have spent […]