Grand Old Day anyway? Could some part of canceled celebration be salvaged?

April 24, 2019 06:33 PM

News broke Tuesday that St. Paul's annual Grand Old Day celebration will not take place this year.

The news left businesses and vendors that were counding on that early-summer financial boost scrambling to figure out what to do, and to see if any portion of the event can be salvaged.


RELATED: St. Paul's Grand Old Day event canceled

Restaurants like Red Rabbit on Grand Avenue still hope to hold special events like a pub crawl and live music on June 2 - the day on which Grand Old Day had been scheduled.

"If we can completely execute our plan that we orginally had going, we are going to do it," the Red Rabbit's Ian Lowther said.   

Some hope to support the businesses in the area by staging an event that has been termed "Grand Old Day Anyway."

Meanwhile, Visit Saint Paul still has high hopes for the event in the future. 

"If everybody who is disappointed right now shared an idea, (and) got their favorite company to be a partner with it financially, I think it would work out well," Visit Saint Paul's Adam Johnson said. 

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