Thomas-Dale offers a community, which remains true to its German and Bohemian immigrant heritage. This area is among the first communities in Saint Paul to become industrialized. University Avenue was the location in which the first street car was tested.
There are a variety of cultures that can be found in the Thomas-Dale area. You will find a variety of offerings, and be surprised at the melting pot community that is presented here. There happens to be over 100 Asian led businesses in this community.
The main access point of Thomas-Dale is University Avenue. It is also the location in which you will find most of the businesses offered. Among the unique findings is the Frogtown Lofts, which were constructed from an old printing press factory.
You will find affordable housing, as well as a variety of companies in this community. The Rondo Community Library is a great addition to encouraging education to those who reside here. With the offerings and amenities, Thomas-Dale is becoming a popular choice for raising a family.
Two of the premier businesses in Thomas-Dale are:
Cork's Irish Pub – Embassy Suites Hotel
Cork’s Irish Pud provides delicious dining options, as well as friendly service. This is a place where locals like to come and unwind after a long day. Menu items include classic Irish pub offerings, as well as Minnesota style dishes. Happy hour is Monday through Friday 4 pm to 6 pm. When weather permits, the outdoor patio is open.
Wabasha Street Caves - 215 Wabasha Street South
In 1933, the Wabasha Street Caves was known as the Castle, which was a nightclub network underground. Historical tours are offered, which helps you get a feel of what life was like in the 30’s. Every Thursday night you can enjoy jamming to music played by big band artist.
As you go through the tour, you will be introduced to prime locations that possess displays that recreate the era's atmosphere. Wabasha Street Caves are available for parties, weddings, class reunions and any other event that you may be hosting.