1600 Marshall St NE, Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Market Bar-B-Que

Market Bar-B-Que won the 2020 Blend Award in the Commercial Renovation/Addition category! Watch the awards announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQRfJl4gOEs

Market Bar-B-Que moved it’s 73 year old restaurant from Nicollet Avenue just south of downtown Minneapolis to a vacant and condemned building on Lowry Ave in NE Minneapolis. The renovation was completed in 2018.

Blumentals/Archtiecture designed the new 3,800 SF restaurant which reinforced the restaurants historic roots and highlighted the traditional charm. Many nostalgic features from the original restaurant were salvaged or recreated such as the brick-line wood fire pit for smoking meats, ornate bar, dining room booths & tables, bead board for the walls, distinctive red carpet, light fixtures & pictures on the walls. The kitchen included all new equipment, making it efficient and state of the art.

The exterior façade was finished in the vibrant, eye-catching Market Bar-B-Que pink stucco, accented with brick and composite wood. The front entry door, windows and the famous neon Bar-B-Que sign all came from the old restaurant creating a vibrant street presence. It’s a great neighborhood restaurant carrying on the Bar-B-Que tradition.

Minneapolis, MN
Project Type:
  • Commercial
  • Renovation
  • Programming
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Site Evaluation
  • Anthony Polski

Team Lead

Andy Swartz, AIA, CID, NCARB

(612) 331-2222
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