The Bachelor Farmer
restaurant is introducing the first rooftop urban farm to Minneapolis,
while also fully renovating an historic warehouse space in the
North Loop neighborhood.
The Nordic-themed restaurant, which
recently hosted a series of "soft openings," is part of a larger effort from brothers Andrew and Eric Dayton
to turn around the 1881
brick-and-timber warehouse, according to restaurant information.
In 2008, the Daytons acquired the property, which once housed McMillan Fur and Wool,
Northwestern Grease Wool Co., and Marvel Rack.
The restaurant has an
85-seat main dining room and a 15-seat bar, while the second floor has
some additional dining and private space.
Throughout the renovation process, the
Daytons, who are the sons of Governor Mark Dayton, were "careful to preserve as much of the original
character of the building as possible," a prepared
statement about the restaurant reads.
In keeping with the
building's history, the restaurant dubbed one section the Marvel Bar. A men's
clothing store is planned for next door, according to
Cydney Wuerffel, a spokesperson for the restaurant, says that it's still
a work in progress. "While they've quietly opened the doors to The
the team is still in the process of transforming the space," she states
in an email.
In a recent Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine story
Stephanie March describes the space, which has a fireplace, skylight,
and lounge, as one that "celebrates the inherent beauty of the old
aesthetics, while bringing in a new, cool vibe. The old floorboards
will be preserved, but there might be a cutting-edge mural on the wall."
Source: Cydney Wuerffel, media contact for The Bachelor Farmer
Writer: Anna Pratt