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Get to Know an Ambassador: Tom Claymon

Posted on June 16,2020

In a few short weeks, people visiting, residing in, or working in downtown Rochester will start seeing our Clean Team Ambassadors (they'll be hard to miss in their bright orange shirts). Let's meet some of the friendly faces who are part of the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program being implemented starting July 1. Tom Claymon, the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program's operations manager, answers our five Get to Know an Ambassador questions.

Tags: Clean and Safe


5 Ways to Extend Dining into Public Spaces

Posted on June 11,2020

Before COVID-19 pushed Minnesota restaurants to quickly pivot to outdoor offerings, al fresco dining was already gaining popularity around the country. Take a look at these precedents from Minneapolis, Seattle, Boston, and elsewhere. 

Tags: Food | Lifestyle


Father's Day Weekend from Downtown Rochester

Posted on June 10,2020

Dad. Daddy. Papa. Pop. Pappy. No matter what name you have for him, he's your father and June 21 is a day to celebrate him. Here's a list of Father's Day gift specials from downtown Rochester!

Tags: Entertainment


A Cleaner Downtown is More Important than Ever

Posted on June 9,2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty of whether a doorknob is disinfected can cause anxious feelings. Cleaning and sanitation have become more important than ever. Our Clean Team Ambassadors will be here to create ease of mind by being a highly visible presence in downtown Rochester starting July 1. Let's hear from Jeff Heinrich with Block by Block, the national vendor selected for downtown Rochester's Clean and Safe Ambassador Program, why these programs are a vital and essential service.

Tags: Clean and Safe


Make a Reservation at your Favorite Downtown Restaurant

Posted on May 29,2020

Minnesota bars and restaurants are welcoming back patrons for outdoor dining. Guidance from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development requires reservations to be made in advance. When you're ready to dine downtown, here are bars and restaurants accepting outdoor dining reservations.

Tags: Food


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