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Ice Sculptor To Create Big Heart In North Loop

Two giant blocks of ice will arrive at Nordic Plaza next week (729 Washington Avenue North) to help create the North Loop’s latest Instagrammable feature.

A five-foot heart of ice–or pair of hearts, depending on which way the artist decides to go–will be sculpted on the plaza next to The Freehouse’s big grain silo on Thursday, February 15th starting at 4pm.

The Nordic’s management hopes a lot of people will turn out to watch it take shape. They’ll be serving free cookies from Cookie Cart from 4 to 6.

“Anyone can stop by and enjoy but we (especially) thought it would be a nice stop for those going out on V-Day dates in the area,” said Bailey Nichols, the property manager.

The sculptor is from Minnesota Ice which has created several other memorable sculptures in the North Loop in recent years, including giant thrones and tuna fish outside Billy Sushi.

The heart sculpture will have a base and will feature the antlers from The Nordic’s logo etched into it. It will stay up as long as the weather allows.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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