MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Grand Old Day in St Paul is a step closer to becoming a two-day event, but some neighbors are not on board.
Grand Old Day will be celebrated on both Saturday and Sunday this year. The Summit Hill Association voted in favor of the expansion, which will include outdoor beer gardens, live music and later hours.READ MORE: Hopkins Police Investigating Homicide At Apartment Building
However, critics say the association ignored the findings of its online survey, which showed 61 percent of people opposed the combined event. Some are worried about security, parking enforcement and garbage left behind.READ MORE: Mass Casualty Simulation Helps Nat'l Guard, Children's Minnesota Practice Treating Kids
The association’s president says this year they will add more toilets, a larger police presence and a phone hotline for concerns and complaints.MORE NEWS: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
The event is scheduled for June 4 and June 5.