Union Depot to Host Lowertown Pop Showcase of Minnesota Maker Products
Media Contacts: Cathy Kennedy, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting - 612-309-3951
Pam McCarthy-Kern, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting - 612-360-0647
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (January 21, 2016) – Union Depot in downtown St. Paul, in partnership with Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique, will host “Lowertown Pop” on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a live broadcast from MyTalk 107.1’s “Shop Girls” Allison Kaplan and her mother, Harmony, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and live demos on the main stage throughout the event. Lowertown Pop is a Minnesota Maker market featuring local artisans and craftspeople including brewers, bakers, distillers, artists and musicians. The event will be held in the Waiting Room at Union Depot and will benefit Face to Face, a non-profit organization serving more than 3,300 youth ages 11-24 annually with health care and counseling, and programs for homeless youth. Fifty percent of ticket sales will be donated to Face to Face and 50 percent will be given to one lucky Minnesota Maker.
Here’s a sampling of Minnesota Makers who will participate in the event. The Union Depot website will be updated periodically as additional Makers sign on.
American Craftsmen Jules Loft
Beeline Honey Leather Works Minnesota
Blue Henn Minnesota Nice Spice
Bodylish My Little Chickadee
Bruno Press Muddy Mouth Cards
Cravin’ Pie Scrappy Products
D8agirl Serendipity Accessories
Debbie Wolk Designs StormSister Spatique
Duluth Preserving Company Superior Switchel
Eclectic Goat Sweet Jules Gifts
From Your Mat Tattersall Distilling
Grlk Sauce Tumblewalla
Hagen & Oats
Advance tickets are $10 each with free admission for children ages five and under (tickets are $15 at the door). Admission at the door is $10 for members of American Craft Council or guests who show their ticket stub from the American Craft Council show that will take place April 8-10 at St. Paul’s River Centre. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lowertownpop.com. For information about Face to Face, visit www.face2face.org.
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 is one of American’s great rail stations from the early 20th century. Celebrating 90 years since its completion in 1926, Union Depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and certified LEED® Gold in 2014. Today, it is a welcoming destination for all and serves as a major transportation center and dynamic event venue in the heart of the Twin Cities. Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority owns Union Depot which offers a full complement of transportation services including Amtrak®, Jefferson Lines, Greyhound and megabus.com. The Regional Railroad Authority is dedicated to a long-range vision that addresses changing transportation needs by preserving rail corridors for future transit use, studying transit options and providing transit services. JLL, under contract with the Regional Railroad Authority, is responsible for management of Union Depot and working collaboratively to establish a welcoming community gathering place at the historic landmark. For more information, go to uniondepot.org.
About JLL…JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $57.2 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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