Posted on: January 11, 2024
Barber Mike Black spent a year scouting for the ideal location for his Fade to Black Barber Lounge before choosing Roseville.
He wanted a site that was centrally located in the Twin Cities and had a strong sense of community. He was also looking to bring some fresh ideas and energy to the area.
Fade to Black has been open for two years and is building up its clientele and its rep...Read on...
Posted on: September 14, 2023
From trendy food truck to tasty takeout hotspot, La Tapatia has grown into a full-service Roseville restaurant specializing in the fresh, authentic flavors of the Guadalajara region of Mexico.
Martha Ponce started the food truck business nearly a decade ago, serving tacos, burritos, and Mexican specialties drawing on the flavorful recipes passed down from generation to generation in her family. Tapatío/tapatia actually refers to someone from Gu...Read on...
Posted on: August 17, 2023
Roseville entrepreneurs can now give their small businesses a boost with a new forgivable micro-loan program.
The Roseville Economic Development Authority is offering forgivable loans up to $5,000 to assist with capital improvements. The program is limited to small businesses with five or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
Applications are on a first-come, firs...Read on...
Posted on: May 11, 2023
City of Roseville staff will be out walking neighborhoods starting in May for the annual Neighborhood Enhancement Program.
Now in its 15th year, the program is part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep neighborhoods and business districts clean, safe, and well maintained. The city inspects half of the city, or about 5,000 properties, each year looking for proper...Read on...
Posted on: May 4, 2023
A Roseville family of foodies is reimagining fast-casual cuisine with fresh ingredients, made-from-scratch pastries, and the bold and bright flavors that nod to their Vietnamese roots.
Mi-Sant opened in Roseville in the spring of 2021 serving Asian-inspired noodle bowls, French pastries, and banh mi sandwiches, which fuse together those two delicious traditions.
In fact, their name Mi-Sant is a play on their two most popular items: banh ...Read on...
Posted on: April 27, 2023
Last spring, the City of Roseville invited homeowners to consider selling to a new affordable housing program that would help the next generation of families achieve the dream of homeownership.
The city, partnering with nonprofit Twin Cities Habitat For Humanity, hoped to acquire and update four homes and sell them to qualifying buyers. City staff mailed 900 letters to homeowners explaining the new program, called a land trust.
No one knew quite ...Read on...
Posted on: March 17, 2023
March is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. The City of Roseville is recognizing influential women who are doing exceptional work and bringing positive change to the community.
In just two words, Visit Roseville CEO Julie Wearn and her team have brilliantly summed up with makes Roseville a premier destination: Perfectly Positioned.
“We are perfectly positioned to anything you want to do in the Twin Cities,&am...Read on...
Posted on: February 27, 2023
Homeownership is one significant way American families accrue wealth and pass it on to future generations.
Families of color were historically excluded from homeownership here in Roseville, in Minnesota, and in communities across the country through various mechanisms, including racial covenants that explicitly forbid non-white families from owning certain hom...Read on...
Posted on: February 17, 2023
The City of Roseville has stopped issuing new short-term rental licenses to further evaluate its licensing program.
The Roseville City Council voted 4-1 to temporarily pause licensing at the Feb. 13 meeting after hearing from residents. Short-term rentals refer to residential properties that are offered for lease, often in lieu of a hotel, on websites including Airbnb ...Read on...
Posted on: November 8, 2022
The Choose Roseville campaign has worked hard to enhance the relationship between the City of Roseville and the small business community. Choose Roseville has visited over 187 businesses offering help with social media, video, marketing and other support.
“I can tell that it meant a lot to businesses that we were stopping by and offering to help,” says Roseville EDA Intern Ruben Dominguez.
Choose Roseville recently helped the Roseville Economic Development Authority win the 202...Read on...
Posted on: August 22, 2022
Do you know a young person who would be a great voice in local government?
The City has openings for Roseville residents under 18, who would like to be youth commissioners.
City of Roseville Seeks Student Voices
There are openings on the Finance Commission; Human Rights, Inclusion, and Engagement Commission (HRIEC); Parks and Recreation Commission; and the Public Works, Environment, and Transportation (PWET) Commission.&n...Read on...
Posted on: August 28, 2022
A first-of-its kind partnership is on track to create more opportunities for affordable home ownership in Roseville.
In November, 2021, the Roseville City Council approved a partnership between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and the City of Roseville Economic Development Authority (EDA). The goal was to create a Community Land Trust that would add up to four affordabl...Read on...
Posted on: May 24, 2022
The City released its 2021 All-Department Equity update to City Council at the regular Council meeting on Monday, May 23.
Each City department leader spoke about how their departments have focused on helping Roseville achieve its goal where, "the predictability of success is not based on race or ethnicity."
It takes hard work and consistency to get the results we wa...
Posted on: June 16, 2022
On June 16, Mapping Prejudice and partner "Welcoming the Dear Neighbor?" Project at St. Catherine Univ. released a preliminary map of racially-discriminatory property covenants for Ramsey County. The map was developed through review of property records.
An example of a racially-discriminatory covenant included variations of the following language:
The said premises shall not be sold, mortgaged, leased or occupied by any person or persons who are not members of the Caucasian race, but this shall ...
Posted on: July 1, 2022
Loans of up to $40,000 for interior or exterior improvements for single family homes and interior improvements for condominium and townhomes. The loan is repaid over 10 years at a 3% interest rate.
- Interest Rate: 3%
- Loan Amount: $10,000 - $40,000
- Loan Term: Up to 10 years
- Eligible Properties: 1-4 unit owner occupied properties, including condos, townhomes, mobile homes. Properties must be at least 25 years old and estimated value cannot exceed $326,590...