St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman reacts to city’s hipster award, considers buying fixed gear bike

The City of St. Paul is having a little fun with some recent news that claims the Lowertown neighborhood is “America’s top hipster zip code.”

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman shreds it old school with Chris Osgood of the Suicide Commandos (Photo courtesy City of St. Paul)

The city released a press release celebrating the news, featuring some cool, ironic, hipster humor.

“I couldn’t be more proud that our efforts to create a cool, but not too outwardly cool, vibrant but not too showy, and modern but also retro-feeling culture in our Lowertown area has really worked,” Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said. “I might even buy some oversized chunky eye glasses and a fixed-gear bike.”

“That’s old news, my friends and I knew that way back in like 2011,” said Jamie Hipster while perusing a rack of sized 28 x 29 jeans at the Black/Blue shop in neighboring Cathedral Hill neighborhood.

“I don’t think there’s anything I can really say,” said Saint Paul’s Director of Hipster Recruitment, Joe Spencer, who promptly cracked open a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon to celebrate the distinction.

You can read the full release here.