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St. Paul’s renovated Union Depot to hold holiday bake sale

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Share Our Strength children’s food campaign.

St. Paul’s newly remodeled Union Depot, still waiting to be a hub for light rail and Amtrak trains, will hold a bake sale Dec. 7 and 8.

It’s not a fundraiser to help pay for the $243 million project that renovated the once-bustling train station to mimic its 1930s and 1940s glory. Fees paid by the bakeries to take part in the sale will be donated to Share Our Strength, a national childhood hunger organization.

The depot reopened last winter; next year, Amtrak will move its operations there and the Green Line light rail trains will arrive outside the building.

The bake sale will include offerings from many area bakeries, providing treats to buy for holiday giving or eating.

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It will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 in the depot in downtown St. Paul. On Dec. 7, a tree lighting celebration will follow the bake sale until 5:30 p.m.

Admission to the event is $4 for adults; $2 for seniors and kids.

Bakeries participating are:

  • A Piece of Cake
  • Angle Food Bakery
  • Barkley’s Bistro
  • Bars Bakery
  • Birchwood Café
  • The Buttered Tin
  • Common Roots
  • Cookie Cart
  • Foxy Falafel
  • Groundswell
  • Petite Sweets
  • Rye Deli
  • St. Paul Classic Cookie Company
  • Sun Street Breads
  • St. Croix Chocolate.