SAINT PAUL, Minn (July 19, 2010): Business and property owners along the Central Corridor have an advocate in their corner and a new set of tools, resources and supports to help them prepare for the construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Line.
Metropolitan Council Chairman Peter Bell, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will be joined by business owners from the corridor to introduce a corridor-wide “Ready for Rail” initiative that will help strengthen the small businesses currently operating along the Central Corridor route. Its sponsor, the Central Corridor Business Resources Collaborative, spans business organizations, nonprofit community developers, local governments and the Metropolitan Council.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Shuang Hur Supermarket
654 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55145
On the Central Corridor, located near the corner of University Ave. and Dale Street
in the Frogtown neighborhood. The press conference will be held on the sidewalk in front of the Supermarket or inside the market in case of bad weather.
PARKING: Parking is available for the media in the Shuang Hur Supermarket lot and on
University Ave. There is also parking ½ block away in the Rondo Community Outreach Library.
CONTACTS: Lori Schaefer, Business Resources Collaborative Contact; 612-341-4185
Erin Dady, Office of Mayor Chris Coleman; 651-266-8878
John Stiles, Office of Mayor R.T. Rybak; 612-673-3665
Steven Dornfeld, Metropolitan Council Public Affairs; 651-602-1518