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Innovative Development for a Creative Community

  • The Naughty Greek 2400 University Avenue West Saint Paul, MN, 55114 United States (map)

Are you interested in live/work spaces, the growing trend of maker spaces, the future of space development for creative entrepreneurs, and the opportunities and challenges associated with transit-oriented development? Please join us in the Creative Enterprise Zone for an exciting panel discussion, engaging networking, and delicious fare from Naughty Greek! 

 Refreshments provided — stay afterward for networking! 

The panel:

  • Rob Clapp, Can Can Wonderland: If it wasn’t for Rob Clapp, Can Can Wonderland wouldn’t exist in its current form. Applying his skills in real estate investigation and negotiation, Can Can Wonderland found its amazing space. As owner and real estate broker of Summit Group / KW Commercial, Rob has represented numerous local restaurants, bars, and arts organizations. He also brings expertise and leadership in the Benefit Corporation formation.
  • Peter Remes, First and First: Peter Remes, CEO of First and First specializes in transforming urban warehouse spaces into creative, inspiring, and in demand spaces. Remes activates derelict properties and turns them into places for the community, spaces where people will want to spend time and perhaps even be inspired by what they see. After developing buildings across Minneapolis he took on a demanding project in the old mattress factory at the intersection of Vandalia and I-94, now known as Vandalia Tower.
  • Renee Spillum, Seward Redesign: Renee Spillum is Senior Project Manager for Seward Redesign, a community development corporation that promotes the health, vitality and self-determination of the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis. She holds a commercial real estate license and a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Housing and Community Development from the Humphrey Institute. Previously, Renee has worked as a Section 8 housing inspector, and in fundraising for affordable housing developments. 
  • Special Guest: Dr. Bruce Corrie, City of St. Paul, Director of Planning and Economic Development  

Please contact us at coordinator@CreativeEnterpriseZone.org with question.

Transit/parking: Naughty Greek is located on the Green Line just west of at the Raymond Station. There is parking available in the Raymond and Territorial Road parking lot and on-street metered parking. 

Earlier Event: January 17
Creative Small Business Resource Workshop