I learned this week that Re/Max Results has sponsored a City and Neighborhood Film Festival this year and last. Downtown Saint Paul, by Nancy Ford was the 2012 first place winner. This film does a nice job of showing the charm and character of downtown Saint Paul. A lot of people like to demean downtown Saint Paul as a ghost town. I admit that I like to joke about how an auto manufacturer could easily make one of its ads showcasing the product speeding freely along empty downtown streets without obtaining a permit or closing any streets to traffic.
That said, downtown Saint Paul has really grown on me over the past two years since I’ve been spending much more time there. There’s a lot to love about it and it has some great places that downtown Minneapolis simply cannot match. Please share your thoughts about Saint Paul’s downtown in the comments below.