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The St. Paul intersection is home to more than two dozen businesses owned by women.

                         Fourteen lady bosses strike a pose on Selby Ave. Photo by Caitlin Abrams

For some time now, I’ve consi...

Most of the recent publicity about the intersection of St. Paul’s Selby and Snelling avenues was about the decision of O’Gara’s owner to not reopen the 79-year-old bar in a new development in the old neighborhood.

And two years ago, a New York institutional buyer acquir...


Associated Bank is a member of Selby at Snelling and a neighborhood institution. The Bank is a vital partner in the development and expansion of the area, and welcomes new residents and retailers with personal service in a friendly and convenient setting.

Associated bra...


Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a national builder, developer, designer and real estate manager based in Minneapolis. Ryan has offices throughout the US. We know the local commercial real estate market and have collaborative relationships with business leaders, municipaliti...


It’s a sure thing! Owner Tony Andersen, successful local gastronomic proprietor who created The Happy Gnome on Selby, opened Augustine’s Bar & Bakery in the Selby-Snelling neighborhood in 2017. It’s a concept cafe where you can find something wholesome and delicious to...


The  St. Paul Whole Foods has lots to love...

  • about 160 Whole Foods customer parking spots

  • Wide, wide aisles

  • 16 registers

  • Diverse and delicious lunch options: many options hot food bar, salad bar, and neapolitan style pizza

  • Fresh home-baked bread...

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For 77 years, Twin Citians have known O’Gara’s Bar & Grill on the corner of Snelling and Selby—a casual place for comfort food, tasty brews at lunch o...

Bye to Neighborhood Landmark: O'Gara's

November 5, 2019

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