Custom Porch Curtains

Porch curtains by Acme Awning on a screen porch in rural Minnesota

Many homes and cabins in Minnesota have screened in porches and decks, and these spaces can be a wonderful place to spend time “outside” without some of the drawbacks the outdoors can offer (mosquitoes included). But what happens when it’s winter and it’s time to close up the porch? Or it is still warm outside,…

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Distinctive Facade for Edina Eatery

Starling neighborhood eatery in Edina with decorative canvas panels on their facade

The recently-opened Starling restaurant in Edina is located on the ground floor of the newly built Maison Green Apartment building. Featuring a globally-inspired menu and a welcoming atmosphere, Starling aims to be a neighborhood restaurant locals return to time and again. The designers behind the bright and airy interior also wanted to find a way…

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Stanley’s NE: Year Round Patio

Year round patio in NE Minneapolis

Minnesotans are often on the hunt for a great patio space — somewhere they can enjoy good food, a fun atmosphere and maybe even bring their dogs. Our patio season is relatively short, however, and weather can interfere with the full enjoyment of these outdoor spaces. Acme Awning is excited to offer a year round…

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Spring Cleaning

Awning that needs spring cleaning in the Twin Cities

With our unusual winter and early start to warmer temperatures, many of us are getting ready to do a little spring cleaning. This year, consider adding your awnings to your to-do list. Awnings are low-maintenance and designed to be long lasting, but periodically inspecting and cleaning awnings can help keep them looking their best. Regardless…

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Before & After in NE Minneapolis

Acme Awning can recover most styles of awnings, including large corner canopies such as this one in the Twin Cities, MN

Central Lock & Safe has been in business for over 50 years. This locally owned business is thriving, yet to look at their NE Minneapolis building last fall, a customer may suspect that they were out of business (or close to it)! Their large corner awning was badly faded, portions of the canvas had disintegrated…

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Modernizing an Old Awning in Minneapolis

LeoDaniels new modern backlit awning by Acme Awning of Minneapolis features white canvas with black lettering

By nature, awnings are an environmentally friendly solution (see here and here). Awning covers typically last for many years and we see frames here in the Twin Cities that have been around for decades and decades. So what happens when a business wants a more modern look for their storefront, but prefers to save money…

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Custom Entrance Canopy

Complex Awning Side View

Acme Awning manufactures custom awnings at their Minneapolis location, which allows for an expert level of customization and personalization. When Bibles for Missions rebranded in 2023 to its current name — Legacy Thrift — the Crystal, MN location needed to update their entrance canopy. They also wanted to freshen up the overall look of their…

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Beautiful Exterior for an Interior Design Firm

Custom Awning Close Up

Our featured project for October is the custom awning Acme Awning recently installed for Renae Keller Interior Design (RKID). This award-winning interior design firm updated their storefront on Cedar Lake Road South in Minneapolis. Naturally, a company that focuses on interior design needs to have an exterior that reflects their style. To compliment the dark…

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Before & After: Uptown Pizza

Uptown Pizza New Awning

Uptown Pizza has been a staple in Minneapolis since 1980. Located at the corner of West Lake Street and Grand Avenue South, the restaurant is highly visible at this busy intersection. Unfortunately, their awning had seen better days. Awning material is manufactured to be durable and long-lasting, but given enough time it will eventually start…

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Wind Curtains

Patio Curtains Restaurant

We may be under a heat advisory today in the Twin Cities, but fall is just around the corner. With it will come cool, windy and sometimes wet weather, and winter won’t be far behind. This often means an end to using our outdoor spaces for dining and relaxing. But…it doesn’t have to! Custom wind…

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