7th Place Mall
7th Place is a one-block pedestrian mall in the heart of DtStP. It’s anchored by the Palace Theatre and long time home to Afro Deli and Park Square Theatre. Also home to several vacant storefronts, a large chunk of which is the former Walgreens location. The east end of the 7th place leads to a very welcoming, yet notoriously closed (after 5pm) entrance to the skyway system.
Once part of 7th Street, 7th Place was converted to a pedestrian street in 1983. The city paid for the conversion and the adjacent building owners (Grace Building, Hamm Building, 7th Place) signed an agreement to pay an annual assessment for the maintenance and upkeep.
City of St. Paul
Adjacent Building Owners (Grace, 7th Place, Hamm)
Hamm’s Bear Shrine
Grace Building Murals
Notes/Location Detail/Unique Events:
Seasonal Thursday Farmer’s Market
1983 Agreement with HRA
10/16/19 City Council Agenda Item
9/11/19 City Council Agenda Item
10/7/20 City Council Agenda Item
10/2/20 email inquiry to CM Noecker to clarify 7th Place agreement, subsequently looped in Andy Hestness (PED Project Manager) and Bruce Engelbrekt (St. Paul Real Estate Division):
Immediate Action Items:
- Gather contact info for buildings and storefronts
- Find out who’s in charge of holding events in plaza space
- Find out status of all the spaces
Long-Term Action Items:
- Assess the community and artistic value of existing murals on Grace Building
Potential Related Projects?
DtStP Bike Racks – Same general area