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Events announcements. Transportation updates. Facility news. Browse this collection of print, broadcast and web media coverage to learn more about the exciting ways Union Depot is helping bring new energy to the community and region. Sign up for the monthly newsletter, or see the most recent newsletter.

Union Depot Welcomes New Restaurant
November 05, 2019

Local non-profit aims to revitalize space through both menu and mission
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Connie Shaver, (612) 308-5785, connieshaver@outlook.com
 
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (DATE) – Union Depot is excited to welcome Station 81, an affiliate of the non-profit Appetite for Change, as its new restaurant destination—opening December 6, 2019. Station 81, its name a nod …


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Union Depot Team Seeking Tall Evergreen Tree for “Hub for the Holidays” Festivities
July 15, 2019

The Union Depot management team is seeking a 50’-70’ tall evergreen tree to serve as the Union Depot Holiday Tree . The majestic evergreen will be the glittering showpiece of the venue’s Hub for the Holidays festivities, beginning with the Holiday Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, December 6. The Union Depot Holiday Tree —twinkling brightly with …


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Lowertown Pop 2019 Pops Up In Union Depot
March 06, 2019

Lowertown Pop – A Minnesota Maker market featuring local artisans and craftspeople including brewers, bakers, distillers, artists and musicians. The annual market will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Waiting Room at Union Depot and will benefit Her Spirit. Lowertown Pop is a fundraising marketplace, meaning 50 percent of ticket sales will …


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Free Saturday Morning Yoga Classes at Union Depot to be Held Outdoors on North Plaza during Warm Months, Weather Permitting
May 25, 2018

Yoga enthusiasts will be able to strike a pose under sunny skies with the magnificent Union Depot and the Saint Paul cityscape as their backdrop this summer with the popular, free Saturday morning yoga classes at Union Depot in Lowertown being held outdoors on the building’s North Plaza. The classes, taught by professionals from Studio925, are held Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:00 …


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Train Day at Union Depot Set for May 5, Featuring Historic Railcars, New and Vintage Buses, Model Railroads, Bike Test Drives and Fun for All Transportation Enthusiasts
April 12, 2018

Train Day will be celebrated at Union Depot in St. Paul on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free, fun annual event will offer guests a glimpse of the history and future of passenger train travel, the historic and current role of freight railroads in our region, and changing transportation trends and needs. …


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Nearly 30 Artists to Exhibit Work at Union Depot During Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl, April 27-29
April 03, 2018

Nearly 30 local artists will showcase their work at Union Depot in lowertown Saint Paul during the Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl. The event will be held Friday, April 27 from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, April 28 from 12-8 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 from 12-5 p.m. The Saint Paul Art Crawl is recognized as one of the largest cultural …


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Lowertown Pop Minnesota Makers' Market Returns to Union Depot on March 24 with More Than 50 Local Artisans and Craftspeople
February 21, 2018

The annual Lowertown Pop Minnesota Makers’ market will take place Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. The event, held in partnership with Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique, will feature more than 50 local artisans and craftspeople including bakers, distillers, musicians, and visual artists, as well …


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Nearly 30 of the Top Twin Cities Bakeries and Hostess Gift Purveyors will be at Union Depot for Fifth Annual Holiday Bake Sale on December 9
November 20, 2017

From festive holiday baked goods to gourmet confections and holiday gifts, guests at the Fifth Annual Holiday Bake Sale at Union Depot will find an array of delectable bakery items and other goods when the Waiting Room is transformed into the popular event on Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Holiday …


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Hub for the Holidays Celebration at Union Depot Begins December 1 with Official Holiday Tree Lighting and Other Festive Activities
November 02, 2017

Union Depot will transform into a glittering Hub for the Holidays on Friday, December 1, when the annual Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting takes place with live musical entertainment featuring American Idol contestant, Eric Gordon, and fireworks, in addition to the opening of the festive, outdoor European Christmas Market, train rides on the North Pole …


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Nearly 30 Artists to Be Showcased at Union Depot During Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl, October 13-15
September 30, 2017

Nearly 30 local artists will showcase their work at Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul during the Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl, October 13-15. In its 26th year, the Saint Paul Art Crawl is recognized as one of the largest cultural events of the year, featuring more than 400 artists and live entertainment in venues …


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Union Depot is “Official Transit Hub” of 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
September 20, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Union Depot in downtown St. Paul will serve as the “Official Transit Hub” of the 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, October 1.  During the marathon, Union Depot will offer convenient parking for visitors and easy access to the METRO Green Line for people wishing to be …


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"St. Paul Shopping" Experience Added to Union Depot's "Choose Your Own Experience" Online Campaign
August 04, 2017

A new “St. Paul Shopping” experience has been added to Union Depot’s popular online campaign, “Choose Your Own Experience,” that launched in 2015 to promote a variety of experiences around the Twin Cities in which guests can participate when they visit Union Depot. Each experience includes a visit to Union Depot, whether simply to park …


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Tall Evergreen Tree Sought for Union Depot's "Hub for the Holidays" Festivities
June 02, 2017

A tall evergreen tree, approximately 80 feet in height, is sought to serve as the sparkling centerpiece of Union Depot’s annual “Hub for the Holidays” festivities this winter in Lowertown. The majestic evergreen fitting this description will become the featured holiday tree for the Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, December 1, 2017.

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Northern Pacific Railway Post Office Car No. 1102 to Make First Appearance in More than 40 Years at Union Depot Train Day
April 26, 2017

For the first time in 40 years, the Northern Pacific Railway Post Office Car No. 1102 will be accepting mail for Railway Post Office cancellation when it appears at Union Depot’s Train Day on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special envelopes with a special cancellation stamp will be available for purchase …


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Nearly 40 Artists to Exhibit at Union Depot During Saint Paul Art Crawl
April 20, 2017

Union Depot will be a hotspot in downtown Saint Paul when more than 30 local businesses celebrate the Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl, April 28-30. In its 26th year, the Saint Paul Art Crawl is nationally recognized as one of the largest cultural events of the year, featuring more than 400 artists and live entertainment …


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Lowertown Pop Minnesota Maker’s Market Returns to Union Depot on April 15 with the Twin Cities’ Most Talented Artisans and Craftspeople
April 03, 2017

The popular Lowertown Pop Minnesota Makers’ market will return to Union Depot in downtown St. Paul for its second year on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the venue’s Waiting Room.  The event, held in partnership with Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique, will feature an array of local artisans and craftspeople …


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Union Depot will Host Annual Doggie Depot Event February 4 with Canine Experts, Pet Adoptions, Vendor Marketplace, Dog Yoga and More
January 06, 2017

Union Depot will go to the dogs for a day when it hosts Doggie Depot, the popular annual celebration of all things canine, on Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota and …


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Union Depot Hosts Top Twin Cities Bakeries at Fourth Annual Holiday Bake Sale on December 10
November 15, 2016

From gluten-free cupcakes to honey-infused chocolate confections, Union Depot will offer visitors a sweet day of shopping when its Waiting Room is transformed into the Fourth Annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The popular event will showcase top bakeries from around the Twin Cities, hostess and holiday …


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European Christmas Market Returns to Union Depot with More than Double the Number of Vendors
November 10, 2016

The festive European Christmas Market will return to Union Depot’s East Plaza with more than double the number of vendors from last year’s event, and an expansion of dates to include Thursdays. The market will run December 1-4 and December 8-11. Inspired by “Christkindlmarkt,” the traditional open-air holiday festival common across central European countries during …


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Hertz® Will Host Grand Opening at Union Depot With November 15 Ribbon Cutting and Public Celebration
November 08, 2016

The Hertz location at Union Depot will celebrate its Grand Opening at a public celebration with refreshments and a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 15.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 3 p.m. at the rental counter, located in the entrance at 240 Kellogg Boulevard East, next to the Amtrak® ticketing and baggage area. …


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