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Partner Feature: Tootsie Too’s

Tootsie Too’s opened in downtown Red Wing this last March. They filled a need in our market for quality clothing, accessories and toys for children, birth to toddlers. Jill Fanslow is passionate about the products she sources and puts an emphasis on providing products that are environmentally friendly. One of her most popular products is a […]

Partner Feature: Simple Abundance

Simple Abundance, Red Wing’s locally owned health food store was started in 2000, with a dream and a tight budget. They take pride in offering a wide selection of products in a relatively small space. Anna Boelman purchased the business from her mother Kiki in July of 2018. Anna spent 10 years working alongside Kiki […]

Beautiful Mosaic Benches New to Downtown Red Wing

Downtown Main Street, through a grant from Wings Foundation, was able to purchase four beautiful mosaic benches for three corners on 3rd and Bush Streets. Artist Kaye Luetke used the river and the natural areas around Red Wing as inspiration to create the benches. This spring, the benches will be joined by flower pots purchased […]

Randy’s Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years

  You may recognize Sarah Plum, owner of Randy’s, Red Wing Minesota, from her over-the-top dramatic (and hilarious) commercials that are shown on the big screen prior to your movie at Red Wing Cinema 8. Her energy, sense of humor, and passion for what she does is just as good off-screen as it is on. […]

Building/Property Owner Listening Session Notes

On March 21st, 2019, DTMS, the Port Authority, and the Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority hosted a listening session for building and property owners. Development in downtown and in the West End District is a priority in the City’s new Strategic Plan (Draft as of 3/29/19) and we wanted to get information and direction […]

The Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE)

Important, Helpful Links Fact sheet: https://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/sites/default/files/PACE_Factsheet_Fall2015.pdf Video and more information: https://www.sppa.com/energy-financing/minnpace Have you heard of the program to help you finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to commercial, industrial, non-profit, and multi-family buildings called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE?  PACE allows you to finance energy-saving measures you make to your building by repaying them […]

Red Wing is in Style – Men’s Style Guide

What’s with this Men’s Style Guide, anyway? Hi. It’s Megan here and I want to explain what Downtown Main Street is hoping to accomplish with our first ever Style Guide. I spend a lot of time downtown, and I watch things. I see people going into Duluth Trading and into Red Wing Shoes and sometimes […]

Estimating the Impact of the Olympic Ski Jump

Downtown Red Wing has worked closely with the Friends of American Ski Jumping to understand what the regional economic impact would be of their proposed Olympic sized ski jump. The numbers are compelling, and the project is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. While the numbers are impressive, it makes us wonder– how will […]