Kraus-Anderson Construction has begun a $2 million renovation of Modist Brewing Company at 505 N. 3rd St. in the Minneapolis warehouse district.
Designed by Perkins&Will, the 7,000-square-foot renovation of Modist’s existing North Loop building features a buildout of its event space and adds new offices and a brewing lab for staff.
Detached from the existing tap room, the renovation of the existing brick industrial building features a flexible, two-story event space. The renovation also includes a pre-function bar and waiting area.
Modist’s focus on staff wellness sets a new standard for team members by refreshing the back of house with natural light, attractive views and an abundant open space to foster creativity and push the boundaries of brewing innovation. The new immersive event space visually opens to the existing state-of-the-art brew house through full-height glass, spanning the entire length of the space.
The brewer’s playful design language expresses a bold and experimental material pallet that aligns with Modist’s philosophy. The glitter concrete floor, large murals, dichroic glass, and mirrored ceilings with mounted neon fixtures help to provide the warehouse district community with a unique celebration space.
The design and construction processes are also rooted in a commitment to equity with both the access and enjoyment of the space.
KA has been working with Modist for more than a year of preconstruction planning to prevent the disruption of ongoing business in the existing building during construction.
Construction is expected to be completed in mid-July 2023.