Since its founding, the Payne Arcade Business Association (PABA) has a rich history of community involvement. In the past, PABA has aided new businesses in the area with business loans and technical assistance.
Nominated by long-time community activist Marlyn Trevino, Bob Anderson and his wife Sandy of Anderson Shoes were awarded the 2012 Business of the Year Award. Award was presented by PABA President Amoun Sayaovong and Marlyn Trevino.
This is an invitation to participate in the 2013 Payne Arcade Harvest Festival Pedestrian Parade. The Payne Arcade Business Association (PABA) is organizing the Harvest Festival Parade “Stride for Pride on the East Side” for Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. It will be a festive intercultural display of community - celebrating neighborhood pride. The will pedestrian parade be a revival of the nostalgic harvest celebration for East Side residents and business people.
This year we are combining the Annual Pig Roast with the Harvest Festival Parade. The Pig Roast will be held immediately following the parade at 1:30 at Louie's Bar at 883 Payne Avenue. Tickets are $15.00 at the door but if you purchase your ticket early you pay only $12.00. The pulled prok dinner includes a giant pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, cole slaw, pickles and baked beans.
PABA will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner on January 21st at the Payne Phalen American Legion Hall on Arcade Street.
The current Board of Directors include: , Jerry Moynagh President, Al Oertwig, Vice President, Anne DeJoy, Treasurer, Deb Howard Secretary, Lonny Piche, Rolando Aguilar, Bob Anderson, Kendall Crosby, Ken Erickson, Mike Hafner, Mark Hansen, Ted Hecht, Janet Kane, Heron Lopez, Jonothon Lopez and Marlyn Trevino.
Mardi Gras Gala will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the American Legion on Arcade Street. This event is part of our fund raising efforts for the Payne Arcade Harvest Festival in the fall. Mardi Gras festivities include an indoor parade, Cajun and Zydeco music, dancing, tarot card readings, a hilarious Cajun Wedding, silent auction and exotic surprises. Hearty dinner includes sausage and chicken Jambalaya, Captain Ken's Applebeans with Pecans, Shrimp Creole, salad & French Bread. And of course the celebrated Hurricane Rum Punch made famous in New Orleans.
Annual Meeting - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - American Legion Hall on Arcade Street starting at 5:30. Monthly Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the East Side Neighborhood Development Company Office - 925 Payne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55130. For the remainder of 2013 those date are: September 17, October 15, November 19 & December 17.
PABA is the acronym for the Payne Arcade Business Association, which was formed to promote the businesses in and around District Five on Saint Paul’s East Side. Similar to other business associations PABA is committed to the vitality and strength of our respective business district.