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Continued: St. Paul officials finally cut ribbon for the Penfield

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 6, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Thune, chairman of the city’s HRA board when it voted to take over the project, said his cheeks hurt from smiling so much.

“We feel totally vindicated … It’s a huge, huge achievement,” he said. “Now I want to get a movie theater downtown.”

Kevin Duchschere • 651-925-5035

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  • After 10 years of planning, downsizing and finally a takeover by the city -- which served as its developer -- the Penfield, a building of market-rate apartments in downtown St. Paul, marked its grand opening Feb. 6, 2014.

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