A Minneapolis Transformation

4801 Nicollet After Photo

A transformation has been underway at the corner of 48th St E and Nicollet Ave in Minneapolis, and the end result is impressive. The brick building began as a mix of original brick, a mural, and faded greenish paint. While it may have once looked more inviting, over time it just seemed choppy and tired.…

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Brand Continuity

Tumble Fresh Laundry in Hudson WI

Chain stores know that having a consistent message and maintaining their brand across all locations is important. We have all driven by fast food restaurants in a new town and immediately recognized the logo or building shape — and we know what the experience should be like if we go inside. A local business has…

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Entrance Canopies with Hanging Rods

Hanging Rod Canopy Owasso Gardens

Owasso Gardens is a new 60-unit apartment complex in Roseville providing independent and affordable living for those 55+. Owasso Gardens is part of the CommonBond Community, an affordable housing nonprofit that works to build thriving communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Acme Awning was brought in to provide the metal hanging rod canopies over the…

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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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