You’re invited to the Creative Enterprise Zone Launch party!

From the Creative Enterprise Zone Website:
“For everyone who lives, works, or plays along the Central Corridor, the opening of the Green Line Light Rail June 14 is something to celebrate. That’s just what we’re doing, and we’re doing it in a big way! Join us for a daylong celebration at Raymond Station. There will be live performances throughout the day, visionary public art installments, activities, pop-up spaces and events, tasty food and abundant fun for the whole family. As many as 250,000 people are expected to ride the rail the day of the launch; help us mark Raymond Station as one of the hippest, most vibrant stops on the Green Line.
There are lots of ways for you to join in the fun. If you are interested in participating, fill out the appropriate interest forms below.
Submission Deadline has been moved up to April 25!”

Cool beans!

Image courtesy of City Pages

Roundtable CW is coming to The Creative Enterprise Zone!

Roundtable CW will be opening a communal roasting space and offering coffee and pastry on Raymond Ave in early March.

From City Pages:

Coffee snobs, grab your mugs. Shawn Person, of Moonshine Coffee, is in the midst of readying a space at 2386 Territorial Road, near the corner of Raymond and University, to become a kind of community kitchen for the coffee roasting set.

Roundtable Coffee Works will have a storefront where you can stop in to get a serious cuppa joe and a bun, but its purpose will be deeper than simply setting up shop. Inspired by craft guilds and collaborative workspaces, Person is creating what he calls a coffee roasting manufactory — essentially a place that offers access to commercial roasting equipment along with guidance at whatever level is desired.

Roundtable will be one of the newest businesses to open along the Green Line LRT, in the Raymond District. In addition to whole bean sales, expect a limited menu that includes drip coffee, espresso, and pastries. Source
I love my neighborhood!

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Check out tonight’s Give & Take!

Photo courtesy of TU Dance

Check out tonight’s Give & Take — dance, beer, and floating islands

What do you know? What do you want to know? Give & Take uses these simple questions to launch an interactive
evening of presentations, performances and participatory games – tapping
into the knowledge and curiosity of participants to spark unexpected
conversations and connections.

Tonight’s Give & Take will take place in and showcase the CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONE.

Located mid-city between St. Paul and Minneapolis, and traditionally
home to makers of all kinds, the CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONE has the goal
to be a recognized center of creativity and enterprise, a place where
more people make a living by their creative capacities. As all of the
presenters will demonstrate, the community that’s in the neighborhood
now is dynamic, intriguing and surprising.

Tonight’s Give & Take will feature short interactive presentations from:

Every Give & Take CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONE happens in a different
part of the neighborhood. Tonight’s event is happening at Tu Dance Center, a non-profit professional dance organization located in the
Creative Enterprise Zone.

Co-presented by Works Progress Studio, Saint Anthony Park Community Council and the Creative Enterprise Zone


Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Doors @ 6:30 PM
Program @ 7:00 pm
All Are Welcome!

Tu Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114

Tu Dance is located on the North Side of University Avenue, one block
east of Vandalia, directly behind Subway on the building’s east side.

Want to know more about tonight’s presenters? As if the words ‘dance’ and ‘beer’ and ‘floating island’ were not information enough? OK. Here you go:

Tu Dance Center

TU Dance is an award-winning non-profit professional dance organization founded
in 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands. The Minnesota-based company
reaches across dance styles, drawing on a broad range of dance
traditions from contemporary ballet to modern and traditional forms. TU
Dance’s work aims to reveal the connective power of dance, celebrating a
beautiful diversity on stage. In its first few seasons, TU Dance has
premiered a compelling repertory of new work by choreographer Uri Sands,
named as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2005, and recipient
of the inaugural 2005 Princess Grace Award in choreography. The company
has also premiered work by leading American choreographers such as
Camille Brown, Dwight Rhoden and Ronald K. Brown. Source: Creative Enterprise Zone, Kyle Mianulli

Bang Brewing Company

The Creative Enterprise Zone is quickly becoming a destination for
upstart microbreweries, and Bang Brewery at 2325 Capp Road is setting
the trend. With the official opening of
their taproom last month, Jay and Sandy Boss Febbo’s Bang Brewery
became the first of several planned breweries to open their doors in the
area. They are brewing delicious all organic beers in their circular
metal prefab building reminiscent of a grain bin. The CEZ-based firm
Alchemy Architects designed the energy efficient structure that allows
patrons to enjoy a freshly poured beer in the same room in which it was
brewed. Source: Creative Enterprise Zone, Kyle Mianulli

Midwest Floating Island

Midwest Floating Island BioHaven® systems provide a concentrated wetland
effect by utilizing a buoyant matrix mat made from 100% recycled
plastic and natural vegetation to mimic what occurs naturally in healthy
wetlands around the world. Source: Midwest Floating Island
There are lots of great photos at their Facebook page.