Tasteful refresh breathes life into IDS Center courtyard in downtown Minneapolis

The welcome but subtle changes to Crystal Court are a towering achievement.  By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune  MARCH 28, 2022 The remodeled Crystal Court in downtown Minneapolis’ IDS Center. COREY GAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY At first glance, the recently remade IDS Crystal Court doesn’t appear all that different. The key components — trees, seating, water — are still there. But take a closer look. “It was like pulling the …

Noa reopens in long-vacant restaurant space in Minneapolis’ IDS Center

By Naasir Akailvi, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal January 18, 2022 The restaurant is soft opening throughout January, with plans to expand its hours in February. Chicago-based restaurant group Infuse Hospitality has opened Noa in IDS Center, filling a sit-down space that's been vacant since before the Covid-19 pandemic upended the Twin Cities dining scene. Noa, a "California-inspired" restaurant with a kitchen led by Executive …

California-inspired restaurant opens this week in downtown Minneapolis

It's located on the ground floor of the IDS Center. By MELISSA TURTINEN January 17, 2022 A California-inspired restaurant is set to open in downtown Minneapolis. Noa, from Chicago-based Infuse Hospitality, will open for lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 77 S 7th St., on the ground floor of the IDS Center. The space was formerly occupied by Mission American Kitchen and Aquavit.  To start, it'll …

Downtown Minneapolis’ office market is waking up

By Dylan Thomas, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal July 22, 2021 For anyone looking to gauge the downtown office market’s ability to rebound from the pandemic and last summer’s civil unrest, there may be no more important date upcoming than Tuesday, Sept. 7. Several major Minneapolis employers, including U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co., set the first workday after the Labor Day weekend …

After modern renovations, IDS Center’s Crystal Court reopens

By Kelly Busche July 22, 2021 Local leaders celebrated the reopening of the IDC Center’s Crystal Court. Renovations to the urban park included a new infinity pool, updated trees and seating, and the removal of the waterfall. (Submitted photo) The $5 million renovation of the IDS Center’s Crystal Court has brought modern features to the iconic urban park, which project leaders hope …

IDS Center Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Crystal Court

 KIM ESLINGER  IDS Center Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Crystal Court Via a July 22 Press Release from ICR: Accesso, a fully integrated investment manager and operator of multi-tenant office buildings and multifamily properties, today unveiled the newly renovated Crystal Court, Minneapolis’ central gathering place at the famed IDS Center. The grand reopening ceremony featured remarks from Mayor Jacob Frey and Steve Cramer, President and CEO …

Spiffed-up atrium at IDS Center reopens with ‘more serenity,’ cozier places to lounge as workers trickle back to downtown Minneapolis

In its first overhaul in more than two decades, the Crystal Court underwent an eight-month, $5-million makeover.  By Dee DePass Star Tribune JULY 21, 2021 — 11:01PM After eight months of construction and a $5 million makeover, IDS Center is rolling out a jazzy new welcome mat for returning office workers. The building's expansive Crystal Court urban park in the heart of downtown Minneapolis has undergone …