How can a new establishment create its own niche between the mass of fast casual restaurants and a growing number of formal dining options in the heart of Minneapolis’ expanding Downtown-East neighborhood?
Blue Plate Restaurant Company and Bolster partnered for their 5th project to transform this uniquely located downtown space into a concept that could serve the needs and wants of both the day-time business crowd and the growing number of upscale apartment residences.
Located just off of the light rails combined lines, Mercury Dining Room & Rail appeals to the ever-growing downtown community of businesses and residents of Minneapolis’ Downtown-East Community. The upscale, yet approachable, atmosphere is designed to serve the needs of a wide range of diners looking to grab an early morning breakfast meeting, have lunch with coworkers, or unwind over dinner and cocktails with friends. An effervescent energy flows out to the street through large slightly elevated windows that pique the curiosity of passersby—beckoning them to come in.