Merrlam Park Neighborhood News and Events

UNION PARK - comprised of Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline and Lexington-Hamline neighborhoods, is one of 17 neighborhood districts in Saint Paul. In 2007, the Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline Community Councils merged into one organization to represent all residents of Union Park, hence the name, Union Park District Council (UPDC). (Information from UPDC website)

For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass.

Port Authority development on Pelham leaves lingering questions

Construction site at Pelham and Wabash.

After a lawsuit with the City of Saint Paul and vigorous community objections, construction is underway at Industrial Equities’ new 68,000 square fo


Ax-Man Surplus: In spite of light rail, a family affair

One of the managers of Ax-Man, Ben, helps a pair of customers at the register. Photo by Daniel Surman.

Packed into an old building at the corner of University and Fry, Ax-Man Surplus does not seem particularly noteworthy from the outside.


Groundswell Coffee's big new deals in St. Paul: $5 or $1,000?

Coffee pourover (from Groundswell website)

Talk about a bottomless cup — at Groundswell Coffee in the Hamline Midway neighborhood they’re taking it to extremes. $1000 buys you membership in the Founder’s Club, and one free beer, glass of wine, or cup of brewed coffee every day for the rest of your life.


Urban Boatbuilders: Building boats and young lives in St. Paul

Stephanie Yang wants to own her own business and says her experience at Urban Boatbuilders is helping her prepare for that. (Park Bugle photos by Roger Bergerson)

A boat can take you places—in more ways than one—as a St. Paul organization has been proving for the better part of 20 years.


What's your favorite view of the Mississippi River? The National Park Service wants to know

View of the Mississippi River from the Lake Street Bridge.

Is there a view of the Mississippi River that every time you pass by it, you can’t help but stop for a moment and take it all in?