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Documentary captures transformation of University Avenue

Before the 1960s, University Avenue was filled with streetcars and a premier shopping and entertainment destination -- "the place to be." Baseball fans flocked to Lexington Park to watch the St. Paul Saints take on the Minneapolis Millers.
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A working class avenue, the heart of the University of Minnesota and a diverse business corridor are some of the terms used to describe University Avenue between Minneapolis and St. Paul in a new documentary.

The Pioneer Press says a former Twin Cities Public Television executive, Peter Myers, takes a look at University Avenue's transformation over more than 50 years in his film titled: "University Avenue: One Street, A Thousand Dreams."

Before the 1960s, University was filled with streetcars and a premier shopping and entertainment destination -- "the place to be." Baseball fans flocked to Lexington Park to watch the St. Paul Saints take on the Minneapolis Millers.

Watch a preview of the documentary (below):

The documentary will be premiered at a special gala Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hamline University. Tickets are $50 and can be reserved by calling the Midway Chamber of Commerce at 651-646-2636.

Visit the documentary's website for information on free screenings.

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