January First Friday Community Happy Hour

There will still be plenty of New Year to ring in on January 2nd, so why not do so with your downtown friends and neighbors at the First Friday Community Happy Hour.

This month the Happy Hour will be held at The Hat Trick Lounge

Hat Trick Logo


134 East Fifth Street

January 2nd


Join us for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar, and as always everyone in the downtown community is welcome!

CRC Board supports movies at the Palace Theatre

The CapitolRiver Council’s Board of Directors voted on December 17, 2014 to support the inclusion of movies at the Palace Theatre with the following motion:

The Capitol River Council recognizes the City’s planned renovation of the Palace Theatre will create a cultural asset for the City of St. Paul. We support the inclusion of weekly, regularly scheduled independent and/or arts films to the best of the city’s ability and with the understanding they will digress to a significant concert or event as needed.

St. Paul Bicycle Plan Position

The CapitolRiver Council has adopted the following position on the Draft St. Paul Bicycle Plan:
WHEREAS, the CapitolRiver Council believes a system of safe and convenient bike trails will be an asset to the City of St. Paul, and 

WHEREAS, the CapitolRiver Council believes that parking is an important factor in the economic viability of Downtown St. Paul, especially for small businesses and retail businesses, and 

WHEREAS, the City of St. Paul is undertaking a parking study in Downtown St. Paul that is scheduled to be completed in early 2015,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the proposed loss of on-street parking in Downtown St. Paul requires further study, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Downtown Bike Loop should promote safe and convenient biking with minimal adverse impact on local, downtown businesses.

The Draft Bicycle Plan is available here: http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=4604

Join the Skyway Governance Advisory Committee

The Skyway Governance Advisory Committee is an advisory body to the City of St Paul and City Council on issues and policies overseeing the operations and maintenance of the downtown St Paul skyway system including its design, signage and hours of operation.

The committee has 7 voting members and one non-voting chair. Members are appointed for two-year terms, with each half of the committee appointed in alternating years.  Committee members must be residents of the district, employed within the district, or an owner of business or property in the district.

The committee meets regularly every other month. For a history of agendas and minutes, and for more information about the committee’s purpose and processes, please check out the Skyway Committee web page.

Applications are available for download here: 2015 Application to Serve on the CapitolRiver Council Skyway Governance Advisory Committee or in the CRC office.  Please note that applications are due back no later than Monday, January 5th at 4:30PM.

Please contact Paul at the CapitolRiver Council with any questions at paul@capitolrivercouncil.org