When the old Schmidt Brewery of St. Paul, MN halted its beer making in 1990, it became a symbol of the gutted working-class in the city’s West Seventh Street neighborhood. In an effort to reinvigorate the area’s economy and to save this historic landmark, developers targeted artists, and transformed the city’s proud brewing facility into the Schmidt Artist Lofts.
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