Stay in the Loop

Here’s Your Chance To Peek Inside Fascinating Facilities

For one weekend in May, more than 100 Minneapolis buildings–from historic theaters and private clubs to government buildings and renovated warehouses–will have their doors open for visitors to walk through and learn about.

Seven North Loop buildings are taking part in the 2024 Doors Open Minneapolis event on May 18 & 19 from 10am-5pm. You’ll find a full list of the venues here.

But below are the North Loop facilities that are taking part:

Fast Horse 240 9th Ave N (Open both days)

Fast Horse is an Integrated Creative Communications Agency located in Minneapolis’ creative epicenter. The original two-story structure was built in 1948 as a truck service garage for the Gurley Candy Company. In 2014, Fast Horse partnered with legendary Minnesota architect David Salmela to create a creative showcase as well as a highly functional and flexible workplace.

Federal Reserve Bank 90 Hennepin Avenue (Open both days)

Ever wonder what $4.6 million in cash looks like? Visit the most popular Doors Open venue to find out! While you’re here at the Federal Reserve, have a seat on $1.7 million in shredded money, discover where the money in your wallet comes from and how it gets to you, uncover the security features on your bills, and more. Visitors must pass through a metal detector and have personal belongings X-rayed. Weapons are prohibited. Free parking available.

Ford Center 420 N 5th St (Open both days)

Did you know that before Henry Ford opened his famous linear assembly line factory in Detroit, he tried a vertical assembly plant, right here in Minneapolis? Come experience an important piece of American history right in your back yard, the Ford Center.

Maison Margaux 224 N 1st St (Saturday only)

Margaux, aside from being one of our favorite wine appellations from Bordeaux, means “pearl” in French. Maison Margaux is the pearl we found in our community during one of the most turbulent times our world has faced. This multi-level space has been masterfully designed. As you move through each room, you are meant to feel a unique sense of comfort and hospitality — as if you are attending an event in a family member’s home (a “Maison”, in French).

TractorWorks 800 N Washington Ave (Open both days)

TractorWorks’ brick and timber architecture tells the story of its heritage as the Deere and Webber building. This 1902 Richardsonian Romanesque style building is now home to vibrant office, artist, and restaurant spaces. Learn about the building’s history and get a glimpse behind the scenes. Guided and self-guided tours provided.

Star Tribune Printing Facility 800 N 1st Street (Open both days)

The Star Tribune’s state of the art Heritage production facility is located in a historic North Loop district on the northern edge of downtown Minneapolis just one block from the bank of the Mississippi river. Explore the 500,000 sq feet -multimillion printing facility and learn how the 156-year-old newspaper is produced and distributed in a world dominated by digital media. Tours will be 45 minutes long, with some possible wait time between tours.

YouthLink 41 N 12th Street (Saturday only)

YouthLink and Downtown View apartments are places of safe refuge for young people experiencing homelessness. Tour the beautiful, renovated YouthLink, Youth Opportunity Center, and connected lobby of Downtown View Apartments (Project for Pride in Living) to see and feel where lives are changed every day.

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