Just minutes from downtown St. Paul, Payne Avenue and Arcade Streets, create parallel north/south backbones of the Payne Phalen neighborhood. Residents and visitors are drawn to the neighborhood’s rich architectural history, unique destination businesses, old world charm and the sparkling waters of Lake Phalen. Whatever your tastes: hot coffee and homemade pie, tamales, egg rolls, pizza or chow mein, you’ll find a global menu in local shops and restaurants. Strong schools, green parkways, and a spirited, energetic, committed and diverse community make Payne Phalen a vibrant neighborhood.
2012 saw the continuation of transit plans that could impact Dayton’s Bluff in ways that recall the 1964 construction of Interstate 94, as the Gateway Corridor Commission chose its route for an arterial transitway that would link downtown St. Paul and the East Metro.
Author Ka Vang reads from her book Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon, created and published as a part of the the Reading Together Project through the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Council for Asian Pacific Minnesotans.