Block E, Minneapolis which serves as the strategic connector between the warehouse, financial and entertainment districts of the city. The completion of Block E is one of the final steps in the reconstruction of downtown Minneapolis. No other project has the opportunity to take advantage of the abundance of business, residential and entertainment uses already in operation around this dynamic site.
The project utilizes the existing powerful spaces that surround it. It is connected via skyway to the Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves. A second skyway leads into City Center, one of the premiere mixed-use projects of the financial district. Block E is at the front door of the Minnesota Twins baseball park.
Block E capitalizes on its proximity to theatres, sports venues, nightclubs, and financial and emerging residential districts. The block includes the four-star, 260-room graves/601 hotel, developed by Graves Hospitality Corporation. Entertainment is exceptionally well served by the opening of a 15-screen Kerasotes Theatres; GameWorks; The Shout House (Minneapolis' first smoke-free nightclub); Kieran's Irish Pub; Jimmy John's; Applebee's; Starbucks and Hard Rock Café. This world-renowned entertainment and dining experience attracts guests from the financial district and from around the five state area.