New event, creative space to open in Vandalia Tower

Facet & Forge, a company specializing in design consulting and event planning, has leased a space in the Vandalia Tower building at 550 Vandalia St. The business plans to open Paikka, an event and creative space that will host weddings, private parties, concerts, fashion shows, makers markets, gallery shows, creative workshops and more.

Paikka is a Finnish word meaning “place.”

Facet & Forge owners Angie Trygg and Marlo Munch presented their plans at the Feb. 5 Land Use Committee meeting. Trygg has a background in retail design and installation art and Munch is a professional florist with experience in marketing, merchandising and fine arts. They said they were planning to apply for City of St. Paul’s Neighborhood Star program for help in financing the project.

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