Valley Natural Foods Expansion | Construction Update

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Valley Natural Foods Expansion | Construction Update

The Valley Natural Foods expansion in Burnsville, MN is looking amazing so far!

We are really starting to see the renderings come to life. Here's a side-by-side of a rendering next to the current progress at the store!

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EXTERIOR CONCEPT

The exterior design is focused on keeping the character and aesthetic of the existing facility, while relocating the existing drive-thru and loading dock to the west end of the expansion. The parking lot and green space will also expand to the west.

INTERIOR CONCEPT

The interior design is focused on a combination of natural and vibrant tones and sustainable materials, connecting back to Valley Natural's brand. Wider aisles, updated lighting and finishes give a new sense of quality without losing the brand's personal approach and comfort when entering the store.


Check out Valley Natural Food's blog for continued progress photos of the 8,000-square-foot co-op expansion! 

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Red Sauce Rebellion | Project Completion

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Red Sauce Rebellion | Project Completion

In December 2017, the owners of Coliation Restaurant took on a new endeavor, opening Italian restaurant Red Sauce Rebellion in Excelsior, Minnesota.

The restaurant features popular Italian dishes with a bit of a twist, including fritto misto, charred oysters, baked ziti, pappardelle and much more. Their goal is to bring and unexpected variation to the classic red and white sauce dishes while maintaining their simplicity and deliciousness.

Wilkus Architects was pleased to have been a part of this project, providing design consultation and permitting for the restaurant remodel. The General Contractor on this project was Dering Pierson Group, and the beautiful, rustic-chic space came together with the assistance of Interior Designer Cynthia O’Connor.


 "The beauty of Italian food is its familiarity, as well as its abundance of room for creativity. Red Sauce Rebellion is approachable yet unexpected, simple yet intriguing. Here, we craft a refresh of beloved basics."

— Eli Wollenzien, Executive Chef/Owner

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Invictus Brewing Company | Blaine, MN | Project Completion

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Invictus Brewing Company | Blaine, MN | Project Completion

At the end of May, Invictus Brewing Company opened its doors in Blaine, MN!

The new, 8,000-square-foot brewpub houses a 1,600-square-foot taproom, private meeting room, commercial kitchen, restaurant, two outdoor patios and an outdoor bar. The interior is a blend of rustic and industrial design styles, and features several garage doors to open up the space on beautiful Minnesota days.

The building is designed as a SIP System (Structural Insulated Panels) to provide an envelope to compete with harsh Minnesota winters. Add in high end HVAC, photovoltaic solar panels, rain gardens and natural vegetation, and Invictus steps up as a leader in sustainability solution towards green energy. Invictus Brewing Company is also planning to grow hops onsite, as well as offer community garden space to local residents.

Located on 105th Ave NE, Invictus Brewing Company is just north of the National Sport Center & Blaine Soccer Complex. Thanks to Tipsy Steer and GCM Construction for the partnership on this project!


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