Most of the amenities at the newly built North Loop development the Nordic are geared to appeal not only to its office tenants but also to neighborhood residents.
A first-floor food hall will soon offer gourmands a chance to taste fare from four up-and-coming chefs. A public plaza features not only patio seating with fire pits but also multiuse outdoor space for neighborhood gatherings. In the adjacent condo building that is part of the development, a restaurant with several state-of-the-art golf simulators lets sport enthusiasts practice their swings.
“This is a destination where people can come and enjoy all the amenities,” said Carrie Eggleston, development project manager for developer and owner United Properties, as she stood Monday in the plaza. “They can swing a golf club over there, get dinner over there, grab a cocktail.”
United Properties spokeswoman Sheila Thelemann chimed in calling the Nordic and plaza “the living room and backyard of the North Loop.”
In July 2017, United Properties, with the help of general contractor RJM Construction, began construction of the 10-story, 205,000-square-foot Nordic office building. The Nordic was built on a parking lot at 729 Washington Av. next to the Loose-Wiles Building that United Properties also owns.
The first office tenant to move into the building was digital-media company the Ovative Group, which moved into its space at the Nordic in the spring. Co-working company WeWork opened its third Minneapolis location in the building when it moved onto four floors of the building in July.