Open house —Taproot Investment Co-op

The Creative Enterprise Zone has launched the Taproot Investment Cooperative, a for-profit Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) that allows individuals and tenants to invest long-term in buildings and projects that generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact, alongside a modest financial return.

Taproot will make strategic investments in commercial properties to attract and support creative people and businesses in the Zone, prioritizing financial and environmental stewardship for the long term.        Have questions? Visit with a Taproot Investment Cooperative member at one of these two events:

OPEN HOUSE at Urban Growler Brewing Co. from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27.  Grab a beer or dinner before joining Taproot founding board members in “the Wedge” of the brewery, 2325 Endicott Street
VIRTUAL INFO SESSION online via Zoom at 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 1. Join Taproot board members Sherman Eagles and Ann Juergens for an hour-long presentation and Q&A session for interested co-op members. Attendees will need to mail to request the Zoom link.

You can also contact the board directly at or by phone at 651-243-0360.

Taproot members believe broad-based local ownership of real estate helps to: establish and maintain a strong local economy, prevent displacement of small business, keep commercial / industrial space affordable over the long term, disrupt typical wealth extraction practices and build equity and wealth for members.

Neighborhood concert

The Neighbors of Alden Square will host a concert by Granger’s Moonshine at the gazebo at 1169 Gibbs Ave. starting at 6 p.m., May 24.  

The concert is free but tips are encouraged.

There will also be time for locals to perform in a talent show. We are looking for music, dance, gymnastics, poetry, stories, juggling, jokes and other entertainment. Kids are welcome to participate. Each entry will receive a $10 gift card to Tim & Tom’s Speedy Market. Cookies will be served. Email for more information. 

Featured in the May Bugle

Look for the May issue of the Park Bugle to start showing up in distribution points around town and in your mail boxes.

This issue carries our annual Home & Garden section with featured stories looking at the local housing market and what is trending in home landscaping.

In other stories, we preview some activities that are scheduled at the Bell Museum, Como Zoo and the Gibbs Farm.

Compiled by Scott Carlson, Bugle editor

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