The hole on 5th is no more

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Hogs ground hogs day. I feel like celebrating the mild winter we have had. It has been good for business and the heating bills have been significantly lower than last years.

In November of 2010 I wrote about the hole at 5th street and Wall and then last August I showed the progress as the Lofts at Farmers Market rose out of the ground. The hole was supposed to be filled with these way cool lofts but then the housing market crashed. The city owns the project and it became an apartment building. They start at $925 for a studio and go up over $1700 for a two bedroom.

It is nice to see a building where the hole used to be and it is a great area for housing. One block from the light rail and across the street from the farmers market in the Lowertown neighborhood.

260 E 5th St Saint Paul, MN 55101

Wall street entrance

You can see the reflection of the roof of the farmers market in the glass.

Near the main entrance on 5th

It is a lovely building and it fits in with the historic architecture in the immediate area and looks so muh more inviting than a large hole with a chain linked fence around it.