The Strength of Steel

Welding Steel Awning Frames

As a manufacturer of custom awnings, Acme Awning has developed a reputation for providing high quality, sturdy, long lasting frames that can be recovered many times over. Each awning is built to exact specifications to ensure the best fit and appearance as possible.  Our facility in Minneapolis houses a metal shop, sewing and graphics factory,…

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Eye Catching Awnings for New Mpls Concept Eatery

2201 Hennepin Elevation

If you are driving along the 2200 block of Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, you are likely to spot a couple of sharks serving up pizza. No, it isn’t a new gimmick to generate business, but rather a brand new two-in-one eatery coming to 2201 Hennepin Ave. Pizza Shark and CHX are sharing the old D’Amico…

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Preparing for Spring in Bayport

Mabels Front View

While we are still in the thick of winter, some businesses are getting ready for a busy spring ahead. The beautiful St. Croix River is just a few blocks away from this month’s featured project in Bayport, MN: Mabel’s Ice Cream Shop. Home to a rotating selection of 24 ice creams, this shop is a…

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Enclosing a Corner Entrance

Groveland Dental Enclosed Entrance

Brick buildings with corner entryways are common around the Twin Cities, especially in St. Paul. Acme Awning’s customer, Groveland Dental, is located in just such a building. We worked with Groveland Dental on their corner awning several years ago, and were pleased to be able to help them solve a problem with their main entrance.…

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Custom Printed Canvas in Minneapolis

MKT Full Awning

The Boulevard Commons in Minneapolis is home to a number of businesses, as well as signs of all shapes and sizes. When the Michael Kaslow Team (MKT) moved into their new space along Lyndale Avenue, they wanted an awning that would serve a number of purposes: reinforce their brand, garner visibility and protect clients from…

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Buddy’s Kitchen Employee Entrances: Before and After

Canopy After in Burnsville

Buddy’s Kitchen operates two facilities in the Twin Cities Metro. As part of their COVID-19 precautions, employees wait to enter as daily health screenings are done. To protect their employees, Buddy’s Kitchen erected temporary pop-up tents over the walk ways. Several months into the health screenings, the temporary shelters proved to be less than ideal.…

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Protected Drive Thru in Maplewood

Chick-fil-A Drive Thru in Twin Cities

Many businesses have made changes to how they serve their customers since the COVID pandemic began. For restaurants, this has included a sharp increase in take out or drive thru business — and often creative solutions to manage the flow of traffic. At the Maplewood Chick-fil-A, during busy times the employees take and deliver customer…

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Upgraded Canopy: Before and After

Side View of Larger Canopy by Acme Awning

The Apex apartment building in Burnsville offers residents upscale living with great views and plenty of amenities. As part of the transformation from “The Observatory” to “The Apex,” Acme Awning was brought in to create a more useful and sophisticated entryway awning. To begin, the canopy design moved from a small canopy covering a portion…

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Matt’s Bar & Grill – Protection and Advertising

Matt's Bar Motorized Awning

Matt’s Bar & Grill at 35th and Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis is a staple for both locals and visitors alike. Founded in 1954, Matt’s Bar & Grill claims to be the original home of the Jucy Lucy and has won numerous awards for its specialty. The restaurant has also been featured on the Travel…

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Hip Canopy for Friends in Need

Friends in Need walkway canopy

The Friends in Need Food Shelf began in 1992, providing food and resources to those in need. This non-profit works with residents in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport and Grey Cloud Island. The vision of Friends in Need (FIN) is “Improving lives by ending hunger,” a mission that has been ever more important these…

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