Client: Turf Club - 701 Ventures Location: Saint Paul, MN
Completion: Summer 2014
HCM Architects partnered with several other consultants under the direction of 701 Ventures for the remodel of the Turf Club, a live music venue and bar on University Avenue in Saint Paul. The Turf Club began as a dance hall in the 1940s and became well-known in the 1990s as one of the few sites in Saint Paul where local bands performed. The renovation included basic upgrading of the roof, plumbing and electrical. The existing ceiling on the main floor was removed and now remains open to the wood structure above. The restrooms on both floors were fully remodeled and expanded and a kitchen was added on the main floor in order to offer a wider menu to customers. The general overall aesthetic of the locale was retained in the finishes and décor which appeals to old and new patrons alike.
See the Minnesota Public Radio article about the renovation here.
See the St. Paul Pioneer Press article about the reopening here.