Aug 17, 2021 - News
New life for historic Minneapolis building near U.S. Bank Stadium
An aerial shot of Minneapolis' Strutwear Knitting Building near U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Strutwear Knitting Building, in front of U.S. Bank Stadium, will become apartments. Photo: BKV Architecture City of Minneapolis

The Strutwear Knitting Building, a historic Art Deco structure next to U.S. Bank Stadium, is finally coming back to life.

Driving the news: The Kharbanda family — longtime owners of the property at 1010 7th St. — has started demolition work in advance of a project to turn the 1920s building into 179 apartments.

Context: First used as garment factory, the 10-story building was later a U.S. Bank office building and, most recently, a temporary office for the Minnesota Vikings and Mortenson Construction during the building of U.S. Bank Stadium.

Of note: Like many old buildings, the floor plates are difficult and plans show that many of the apartments won't have a window to the outside, only toward an atrium in the middle of the building where natural light comes in from sky windows.

What's ahead: The Kharbandas previously told the Business Journal they would like to land a restaurant or fitness center for the lower level of the building.

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