Happy Hour With a Preservationist

Happy Hour With a Preservationist gets you behind the scenes of Minneapolis’s most interesting buildings, often including special tours of historic spaces that are not typically open the public. The cool thing is when we tour these places, many are undergoing or completing restoration (e.g. North Branch Library/Emerge, St. Anthony Falls Hydro Lab, Grain Exchange Trading Floor, etc.). Happy Hours are FREE (and we will bet that you don’t hear that often). 

The Happy Hours alternate months with our Breakfast With a Preservationist series. 

March Happy Hour: Grain Belt Office Building

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Where: 1215 Marshall Street NE; free parking available on Marshall Street and Thirteenth Avenue NE
Cost: This event is free, but reservations are required, as space is limited. Click here to reserve.

Join us in lifting a glass to celebrate the rebirth of the historic Grain Belt Office Building in Northeast Minneapolis. Preserve Minneapolis first visited the property several years ago when it was vacant and owned by the city. The building and neighboring land have since been purchased by Everwood Company, which has just completed a historic rehabilitation of the building. The property also includes two new apartment buildings, and a public plaza over the ruins of Minneapolis’s oldest brewery. The project team will give us a special tour of the office building and site (weather permitting). Happy hour refreshments will also be available. Free parking can be found on Marshall Street and Thirteenth Avenue NE. The event is free, but reservations are required. Please click here to RSVP.

Check out these before and after photographs showing the interior of the building.

GBOB Before

The Grain Belt Office Building before undergoing rehabilitation.


Work included reopening a historic skylight.