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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring The Tap House

Posted on December 18,2018

In Sam and Ariel's #MyDowntownRochMN they both mentioned how much they enjoy The Tap House, especially for "date nights", live music, along with a variety of food and drink options. So we only thought it was appropriate to head over to The Tap House and grab an interview with the two powerhouse women behind it all. Below is their story and how The Tap House came to be, enjoy! 

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Sam & Ariel Jensch

Posted on December 18,2018

In our last #MyDowntownRochMN we had the opportunity to hear from Sheryl, a Rochester native that moved around until she found her way back to her home town. This week we get to hear from country music lovers and nontraditional High School sweethearts who share their love for a good company, food, and drinks. This is their #MyDowntownRochMN story:

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Sheryl Willms

Posted on December 4,2018

In our last #MyDowntownRochMN with had the opportunity to hear from one of Rochester's youngest and his dad about all the family friendly things they do together Downtown. This week we are speaking with Sheryl Willms, a Rochester native who boomeranged back to Rochester in 2013 from Wisconsin. She shares her love for events, shopping, eating, and of course socializing with friends; below is her #MyDowntownRochMN story. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring Poppi Italian Leather

Posted on December 4,2018

In Sheryl's #MyDowntownRochMN she shared that both her and her daughter share a love for shopping, particularly handbags and shoes! When asked where they like to shop, Poppi's was the top of their list for their unique pieces, along with the exceptional quality. So we decided it was time to catch up with Rebecca, owner of Poppi Italian Leather to get her take on holiday shopping, fashion trends, and much more! 

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring Rochester Downtown Alliance Events

Posted on November 20,2018

In Logan and Declan's #MyDowntownRochMN they shared how much they enjoy all the family friendly events that Downtown Rochester has to offer. So we caught up with one of our very own, Meghann Southwick, the brains behind some of your favorite Downtown events such as Here Comes Santa Claus, Fall Fest, Dogs Downtown, and the award winning event, Thursdays on First & 3rd. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Logan and Declan

Posted on November 20,2018

In our last #MyDowntownRochMN we had the opportunity to learn from Rashid and how he uses the skyways and subways to avoid the cold winters. This week we are getting to hear from one of Downtown Rochester's youngest and his Dad on the family friendly scene Downtown has to offer. They share their favorite eats, treats, and more! 

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring International Spice & Grocery

Posted on November 6,2018

In Rashid's #MyDowntownRochMN story he shared how much he enjoys interacting with the owner of International Spice Grocery Store, along with their convenient Downtown location. So we decided to sit down with Anwar Haq, owner and self proclaimed "cashier" of the International Spice and Grocery Store to hear his story and why he enjoys operating in Downtown Rochester. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Rashid Fehmi

Posted on November 6,2018

In this week’s #MyDowntownRochMN blog you’ll meet Rashid Fehmi, a 19-year Rochester resident and Mayo employee. Keep reading to learn about why he enjoys living in Rochester and what events are his favorites. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring the Mayo Civic Center

Posted on October 23,2018

In Misun's #MyDowntownRochMN story she shared the many memories she has had at the Mayo Civic Center with her family and how much she enjoys attending events there. So we took the time to sit down with the Managing Director, Andy Krogstad and Marketing Manager, Erin Okins to get the inside scoop on upcoming events, day to day operations and more. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring Misun Bormann

Posted on October 23,2018

In this week’s #MyDowntownRochMN blog, meet Misun Bormann. Misun is a mom of three who spends much of her time Downtown between working meetings, entertainment, and family time. Keep reading to learn more!

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring Tangerine

Posted on October 9,2018

In Tim Hawkin’s #MyDowntownRochMN interview he shared how Tangerine is one of his Downtown ‘go-to’s’ for shopping, so we decided to sit down with Joan Blakely McCoy, the owner of Tangerine, to learn more about her store.

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Tim Hawkins

Posted on October 9,2018

Our last feature of the #MyDowntownRochMN Campaign was with Amita Patel who shared how much she loves everything about Downtown. This time around we are chatting with Tim Hawkins to learn what makes his time spent Downtown so unique. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring The Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

Posted on September 25,2018

In Amita's #MyDowntownRochMN blog, we learned about her perfect day, which included a trolley tour of the city of Rochester. We decided to catch up with, Dan Butterfass, the owner of the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company to learn his story along with the trolley and tour options that are available. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Amita Patel

Posted on September 25,2018

Meet Amita Patel, a newly settled Rochester resident, in this week’s #MyDowntownRochMN blog and learn about how she’s found a new home in Rochester.

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria

Posted on September 11,2018

In Lisha Leonard’s #MyDowntownRochMN blog, we learned about her favorite vegetarian and vegan spots Downtown. When she shared about Pasquale’s vegan cheese option, we knew we had to sit down with owner and chef, Pasquale Presa, to learn more!

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Lisha Leonard

Posted on September 11,2018

For this week's #MyDowntownRochMN we would like to introduce you to Lisha Leonard. Lisha moved to Rochester about five years ago from a small town in Wisconsin and is excited about the every changing menus that work with her vegan lifestyle. Keep reading to learn about her favorites. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Craig Jacobsen

Posted on August 28,2018

For this week’s #MyDowntownRochMN blog, meet Craig Jacobsen, a Police Officer in Downtown Rochester. We learned about his Downtown view as a police officer, as well as his recommendation for the best coffee.

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring the parks of Downtown Rochester

Posted on August 28,2018

Downtown Rochester holds an abundance of businesses, restaurants and shops which serve visitors and residents alike. However, sometimes the best form of entertainment is relaxation. Downtown is home to four major parks that double as event spaces and a great way to sit back and enjoy the scenery. Downtown police officer, Craig Jacobson, shares about his job working in the parks, as well as how he spends his time there off-duty. We’re here to give you a run-down of Downtown’s parks and how each one offers a unique touch.

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Posted on July 31,2018

In Danae Gaio’s #MyDowntownRochMN interview she talked about how she loves going to Potbelly Sandwich Shop for a quick bite to eat with her daughter, Jayme, because of how close it is from her work. I chatted with Kirk, the General Manager of Potbelly Downtown, to find out more about their business.

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Danae Gaio

Posted on July 31,2018

Our latest featured shared the story of high school sweethearts John and Sandy MacLaughlin. This week we caught up with Danae who enjoys the convenient location of her job and the proximity to the great food options, steps from her desk. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring Blue Sky Dental

Posted on July 17,2018

While the average dentist may not offer a paraffin wax or a massage chair during your routine checkup, Blue Sky Dental is not your average dentist office! During John and Sandy MacLaughlin’s #MyDowntownRochMN interview, Sandy commented on how terrific she feels after her appointments at Blue Sky Dental. We talked with Dr. SonjaMae, owner of Blue Sky Dental, to find out what makes them an above average dental clinic.

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#MyDowntownRochMN with John and Sandy MacLaughlin

Posted on July 17,2018

Our last feature was on Ahmed Makkawy for our #MyDowntownRochMN campaign. This week we sat down with high school sweethearts John and Sandy to get their take on all things Downtown Rochester, MN. Plus, we learned how to make your trip to the dentist more enjoyable. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Ahmed Makkawy

Posted on July 3,2018

Our last feature was on Shane Braatz and Svaar, owner of Knights Chamber for our #MyDowntownRochMN campaign. This week we sat down with Ahmed Makkawy to get his take on all things Downtown Rochester, MN. Plus, we learned some very interesting information about the banking industry as we also interviewed PJ from Think Bank.

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#MyDowntownRochMN Featuring Think Bank

Posted on July 3,2018

Ahmed Makkawy shared with us in his #MyDowntownRochMN interview that the customer service at Think Mutual Bank helps make his Downtown experience stand out. We sat down with PJ, the Branch Manager at the Downtown location, to learn about Think Mutual Bank.

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#MyDowntownRochMN Featuring Knight's Chamber

Posted on June 19,2018

Located in the heart of the Shops at University Square lies Knight’s Chamber of Rochester. Shane Braatz mentioned in his #MyDowntownRochMN interview that the staff at Knight’s Chamber “provide a whole new level of customer service”. We decided to dig deeper into his statement and sit down with Svaar, owner of Knight’s Chamber, to learn about the ins and outs of his business.

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Shane Braatz

Posted on June 19,2018

We are one month into the #MyDowntownRochMN campaign and we, at the Rochester Downtown Alliance, are so excited to continue to provide interviews all year long. No matter the season, we’ll provide you with firsthand knowledge of how you can make YOUR Downtown experience even better. Plus, we invite you to share what you love about Downtown Rochester by using #MyDowntownRochMN on your social media accounts. 

Last week we heard from Amanda Golden and her love for the First Avenue Food Court. This week we sat down with Shane Braatz for #MyDowntownRochMN to get his take on all things Downtown Rochester, MN. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Amanda Golden

Posted on June 5,2018

The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) introduced #MyDowntownRochMN two weeks ago by featuring Nicki de Vera and highlighting Canvas & Chardonnay. The RDA will continue to provide interviews all year long, so no matter what the season, we’ll provide you with firsthand knowledge of how you can make YOUR Downtown experience even better. Plus, we invite you to share what you love about Downtown Rochester by using #MyDowntownRochMN on your social media accounts. 

This week we sat down with Amanda Golden for #MyDowntownRochMN to get her take on all things Downtown Rochester, MN. 

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#MyDowntownRochMN Featuring the 1st Ave Food Court

Posted on June 5,2018

First Avenue Food Court

Where is the First Avenue Food Court? This can be a common question for those who have yet to discover this Downtown Rochester gem. The First Avenue Food Court offers incredible food options. This includes on-the-go versions of Rochester restaurant favorites or unique cuisine all over the world. Wondering how to get there? You can find the First Avenue Food Court by entering from the street level on First Avenue or 2nd Street. In addition, you can also head up to the second floor of University Square and just pop around the corner. Make sure to add the First Avenue Food Court to your Downtown Rochester destination list. It is worth discovering and exploring!

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#MyDowntownRochMN Featuring Canvas & Chardonnay

Posted on May 22,2018

Do you love painting with your girlfriends or just enjoy a fun night out with adult beverages? Nicki de Vera thinks Canvas & Chardonnay is the perfect place, as she mentioned in her #MyDowntownRochMN interview. We stopped by Canvas & Chardonnay to chat with Leah, one of the new owners, and learn more about the business.

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#MyDowntownRochMN with Nicki de Vera

Posted on May 22,2018

The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is excited to introduce a new campaign called #MyDowntownRochMN. The campaign will feature interviews with a variety of community members so we can share with you all the things they love about Downtown Rochester, MN. We want you to know to where the locals go!

RDA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Samantha, will be doing interviews all year long so no matter what the season, we’ll provide you with firsthand accounts of how you can make YOUR Downtown experience even better. So, without further ado, let’s get started. Meet Nicki de Vera!

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#MyDowntownRochMN featuring the Rochester Downtown Alliance Events

Posted on November 30,-0001

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