Project of the Month

Hanging Rod Canopies

Hanging Rod Canopy Close Up

Hanging rod canopies are a part of many of today’s new commercial projects, including this apartment complex in the Twin Cities Metro. Commercial metal canopies have a modern look and feel, provide shelter from the rain and snow, and also allow for lighting to be incorporated within the structure. The metal can even be powder…

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Shopping Center Refresh

South Lake Village Recovers

The South Lake Village shopping center in Prior Lake is home to a variety of different shops, restaurants and more. The center is a sprawling complex with over 70,000 square feet of retail space. The property management company has created a uniform and consistent feel by installing dark green awnings of similar shape over the…

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Elegant Entry Canopy at the Normandy Inn

Entry Canopy at Normandy Inn Minneapolis

The Normandy Inn, located in downtown Minneapolis, has been a landmark since it was first built in 1925. With its mix of brick and half-timbered architecture, the building looks like something you would find in the hills of northern Europe. Complimenting the unique façade are several eye-catching red awnings and canopies by Acme Awning. Acme…

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Problem Solved: Windy Entryway

View of the Nokomis Tattoo Awning and Side Curtains

In early 2019, Acme Awning was hired by Nokomis Tattoo (Minneapolis) to manufacture and install a traditional style awning over their shop on 34th Avenue South. The awning, featuring their custom logo, transformed the front of the building and provided customers an easy way to find their location. Pleased with the awning, the staff at…

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Eye-Catching Minneapolis Building

Night View of Traditional Awnings with Back lighting in Minneapolis

It is hard to miss the Conga Latin Bistro at the corner of East Hennepin Avenue and 5th Street NE. Known for authentic Spanish-Latin cuisine and a lively dance scene, the exterior of the building matches the energy found within. Painted a vibrant red with gray accents, the door and windows feature bright yellow awnings…

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Half Barrel Canopy Over Apartment Entryway

Half Barrel Canopy over Apartment Building Entrance

St. Paul has a new affordable-housing development opening this fall at the Weyerhaeuser Lumber site. The 121-units at Millberry Apartments are targeted to renters earning no more than 60 percent of area median income. Amenities include a community room, modern fitness center, underground heated parking and more. The exterior of the building is composed of…

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Standing Seam Awning Over Employee Entrance

Standing Seam Awning

Standing seams awnings are a durable, modern awning solution. They get their name from the “seams” that stand up along the face of the awning (see below). Made of powdered coated sheet metal and installed onto a welded steel frame, Acme Awning’s standing seam awning not only looks great, but can also withstand Minnesota’s snowy…

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Serum’s Bar & Grill

Serum's Bar with awnings on the front and side of the building

Serum’s Bar & Grill, located in Anoka, MN, has been a customer of Acme Awning’s for many years. Classic window awnings and a traditional style A awning, all with a scalloped valances, on the front of the building fits with the overall small town look and feel of downtown Anoka. The light colored brick is…

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