For Immediate Release
Media Contacts: Cathy Kennedy, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting – 612-309-3951
Pam McCarthy-Kern, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting - 612-360-0647
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (January 15, 2016) – Doggie Depot, the popular celebration for pooches and their owners, will return to Union Depot in downtown St. Paul on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include rescue dog adoptions, a pet products vendor marketplace, Q & A with Katie K9 from MyTalk 107.1, and the crowning of the first-ever Saint Paul Winter Carnival doggie royal court – Canine-King Boreas and Canine-Queen of Snows.
The live broadcast by MyTalk 107.1 will take place simultaneously during the event and representatives from Sidewalk Dog will be on hand to share tips with guests about the Twin Cities’ most pet-friendly restaurants, retailers and more. Several area rescue organizations will be there with dogs available for adoption. The event is free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their dogs to Union Depot for this special event, which is the only time dogs are allowed inside the venue. There will be fun activities for guests to do with their dog, a pet photographer to capture photos, and each dog will be given a doggie bandana, while supplies last.
Union Depot accepted nominations from the public for Canine-King Boreas and Canine-Queen of Snows through January 13 in a Facebook campaign. Sixteen Queen and 16 King finalists will be chosen to go tail-to-tail in the online Doggie Depot Bracket Contest. The public can cast their vote
January 19-February 2 by visiting http://www.mytalk1071.com/doggie-depot.
Getting to Union Depot
Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Daily service on Metro Transit's Green Line
Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Zipcar and Car2Go
About UNION DEPOT...The beautifully renovated Union Depot, originally built in the 1920s, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and certified LEED® Gold in 2014. Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) owns Union Depot which offers a full complement of transportation services: Amtrak®, Green Line, Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, megabus.com, Metro Transit and MVTA buses, car sharing (Zipcar and Car2Go), and parking - including electric vehicle charging and bicycle storage. JLL, under contract with RCRRA, is responsible for management of Union Depot and creating a community gathering place at this historic landmark. For more information, go to uniondepot.org.
JLL’s retail business serves as an industry leader in retail real estate services. The firm’s more than 800 dedicated retail experts in the Americas partner with investors and occupiers around the globe to support and shape investment and site selection strategies. As the largest third party retail property manager in the United States, JLL is currently handling the management, leasing and/or disposition of more than 710 centers, totaling 83 million square feet specializing in regional malls, lifestyle centers, grocery-anchored centers, power centers, central business districts, transportation facilities and mixed-use projects. For more news, videos and research from JLL’s Retail Group, please visit: www.jllretail.com.
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