We don’t have to tell you lowertown is the place to be. But we can tell you why we love it. The Star tribune calls Lowertown “a stew of restaurants, art, new development and the farmers market.” The place where dogs take precedence over people. The place where your neighbor painted every piece in your apartment. The place where the city park is busier than the DMV.
Recently named one of the top up and coming neighborhoods in the nation by USA Today, the Lowertown neighborhood boasts historic architecture, warehouses converted into living and business spaces, popular restaurants, and restored regional attractions. Home to some of the Twin Cities’ hottest restaurants and one of the liveliest art’s communities in the midwest, the historic Lowertown neighborhood has it all!
For over 150 years, the Saint Paul Farmer’s Market has served the community and brought many to the Lowertown neighborhood looking to enjoy locally grown produce, music, and family friendly activities. The Market was moved to Lowertown in 1982 and is currently operated by the Saint Paul Growers’ Association, Inc. and takes up the entire block between East 4th Street and 5th street. Just across the street from Rayette Lofts, residents will be able to enjoy the nationally recognized Farmers Market. From the beginning of May through the end of November, the market is open to residents and visitors on Saturdays 6:00am–1:00pm and Sundays 8:00am-1:00pm.
The New Saint Paul Saints Stadium
The highly anticipated Lowertown Ballpark, CHS Field, is situated at the intersection of 5th Street and Broadway, just 2 blocks away from Rayette Lofts. The home of the St. Paul Saints is also the host of baseball games for teams of all ages and more than 100 non-sporting events every year. It is a source of entertainment for members of the community, and also created approximately 500 full/part-time jobs and brings 400,000 visitors to downtown St. Paul per year.
Lowertown’s Green Line light rail station is located at the newly restored Union Depot Platform. Travel time from the Lowertown Union Station to downtown Minneapolis is just a short 40 minute ride.
Award Winning Restaurants in Lowertown
- Alary’s Bar
- Barrio Tequila Bar
- Black Dog Café and Wine Bar
- FACES Mears Park
- Golden’s Deli
- Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market
- Trattoria Da Vinci’s
- The Buttered Tin
- Bedlam Theatre – Lowertown
- Classical Ballet Academy
- School of Rock
- AZ Gallery
- Big Table Studio
- Minnesota Museum of American Art
- Nice Ride MN
- Twin Town Pedicabs
- Lowertown Bike Shop
Rayette Lofts is located just blocks away from regional biking /walking paths along the Mississippi riverfront.