Developed in 2007, the Grand Ole Creamery building is the sister property to the adjacent Caribou Coffee building. The property sits on the gateway intersection to the spectacular recreation areas of Lake Nokomis and the Minnehaha Falls Parkway.
The building was formerly a shuttered Dairy Queen with significant structural and contamination issues. To add to its complications the building fell within an intensive FEMA flood zone, with newly stringent regulations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Facing these challenges the building was demolished to its bare structure and then rebuilt for the Minneapolis home of the award winning Grand Ole Creamery.