A Place for Fun
Lowertown's vitality is reflected in its reputation as an entertainment
center. Downtown Saint Paul's only movie theater is located in
Galtier Plaza, as are a myriad of dining and entertainment choices
- from ethnic restaurants and coffee shops to colorful saloons
and jazz joints - located in the blocks surrounding Mears Park.
Part of the fun lies in Lowertown's distinctive turn-of-the-century
"look" and "feel". Ornate Victorian lights brighten the streets
and warm the festive nights. Mears Park, a popular lunchtime and
evening gathering spot, serves as our village commons, filled
with trees, flowers, benches, sculpture and even a rippling creek.
Summertime brings outdoor concerts, performances, events and festivals,
while in winter the park's many trees are festooned with hundreds
of thousands of twinkling lights. Newly restored bridges across
Interstate 94 serve as beautiful new gateways to the neighborhood.