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Cub Foods to Host Multicultural Festival in Phalen Neighborhood

October 30, 2008

Cub Foods:

WHAT:

To celebrate the grand opening of its newest store, Cub Foods will host a multicultural festival at the Phalen Neighborhood Cub in St. Paul. Theatre, dance and musical performers will share their talent and celebrate the rich cultural diversity found in the area. Well-known ethnic performance groups, such as Post Nomadic Syndrome, a Hmong hip hop/rock band; 4Given, an African-American a cappella group of siblings; and a Hmong breakdance crew called Funkytown FunktionZ, are among the performers.

Festival visitors will have the opportunity to sample food and several children’s activities also will be offered. The event is free and open to the public.

 WHEN / WHERE: Saturday, November 1, 2008 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Cub Foods - Phalen Neighborhood 1177 Clarence Street St. Paul, MN 55106 

PHOTO / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

— Theatre, dance and musical performances

— Interview individual performers about their cultural heritage and how it plays a role in their lives and neighborhood

— Sample multicultural food

BACKGROUND:

Cub Foods provides consumers with the freshest produce, widest selection and greatest value available today. In addition to innovative natural, ethnic and certified organic food sections, Cub stores offer shoppers added conveniences, such as in-store pharmacy and banking. Cub Foods was established in 1968 as one of the nation’s first discount grocery stores. The organization was purchased in 1980 by SUPERVALU and currently operates 57 stores in the Twin Cities.




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