Historic downtown Minneapolis office building to be converted to apartments
TruCore Realty plans to spend about $33 million to convert the historic Plymouth Building in Minneapolis from office space to apartments with a new restaurant and bar.
The Plymouth Building is a 12-story, Class B office building at 12 Sixth St. S. It’s across the street from the Cowles Center for Dance and kitty-corner from Block E. The most notable tenant in the building is Lion’s Pub on the first floor, which is expected to stay put.
The 103-year-old building is a good candidate for conversion to apartments because of its C-shaped floor plan, its historic charm, and its location near the center of downtown Minneapolis.
On the first floor of the building there’s a giant empty restaurant that was formerly the home of Tom Pham’s Wondrus Azian Kitchen. TruCore plans to split that space into two different establishments. It’s working with a specialty beer bar for 3,000 square feet facing South Sixth and is negotiating with a restaurant operator for about 6,000 square feet that faces Hennepin.
An iconic office building near Loring Park is being redeveloped into apartments by the original builder, 88 years later.
A 1920s-era limestone building that was once home to the Northwestern National Life Insurance Co. in Minneapolis is in the midst of a $20 million conversion that will create 75 luxury apartments overlooking Loring Park and the downtown skyline.
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