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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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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