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The Broadway — NE Minneapolis

The Broadway is a 60,000-square-foot creative office and retail building located at the intersection of Broadway Street and Central Avenue, the gateway of the Northeast Minneapolis arts district. PlanForce provided adaptive reuse architecture to help this fully-renovate the building, which now houses a vibrant mix of office and retail tenants.

The Broadway’s unique environment pays homage to the historical beauty of the original factory but is infused with modern art and amenities. In working on the building, PlanForce architects focused on preserving and highlighting its most prominent features, including exposed brick and timber, 18-foot ceilings, glass curtain wall, magnificent interior and exterior columns, and original hardwood floors. The outdoor green space features a sculptural amphitheater, stone fountain, a plaza built from stones recovered from the demolished Metropolitan Building, and a stone sculpture titled “Torso” by local artist Zoran Mojsilov.

This North East Minneapolis building originally housed the Land-O-Nod Mattress Company. Many features of the original building structure were retained and works of art added for interest and to exhibit its unique character. A view of the second floor prominently showcases original artwork and graphics. The view from Broadway Street NE shows an outdoor patio from one of the tenants, a coffee shop. The building also houses a brewery and tap room, among other tenants.