A toast by Andrea Specht at the VIP gathering to celebrate the opening of Little Box Sauna:
To Andrea and Molly, for your creativity, perseverance, and passion for realizing the community-building potential of art and design;
To the City of Bloomington, for developing an ambitious vision for the South Loop’s future and embracing artists and other creative people as partners in the neighborhood’s transformation;
To Mall of America, for recognizing the potential of Creative Placemaking in the South Loop from the earliest moment and becoming an invaluable champion;
To Mall of America, IKEA, and Radisson Blu for believing in Little Box Sauna and investing in so many ways to make it a reality – as co-hosts, sponsors, problem-solvers, and logistics and PR experts par excellence; and
To Radisson Blu, for your exceptional hospitality:
Cheers – and thank you again!