Ryan Companies US, Inc. Announces Blue Point Restaurant as a new Tenant for its Two MarketPointe Development

MINNEAPOLIS (December 16,  2010) – Ryan Companies, US Inc. recently signed a lease with Blue Point Restaurant for its Two MarketPointe office development in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Blue Point Restaurant has chosen Two MarketPointe to be its second location in the Twin Cities area.  Their newest restaurant is estimated to have approximately 220 seats and will serve lunch and dinner in an upscale casual environment along with a full bar.  The Bloomington Blue Point menu will offer a variety of both seafood and non-seafood items.  

“Locating our newest restaurant in a Class A office building along with access to the Edina/Bloomington 494 market was a win-win scenario for us”, said John McDonald, principal owner of Blue Point. “In addition, the highly visible France/494 location, dedicated parking and outdoor dining option will provide a great location for dining for our patrons.” Blue Point’s original restaurant is located in Wayzata and was established in 1987. Their newest location will open in Spring 2011.

This addition to Two MarketPointe brings the building to 75% leased.  The building was pre-certified LEED Gold and is noted for its underfloor air delivery system (UFAD) and floor-to-ceiling glass.  Ryan Companies US, Inc. designed, constructed and owns the building.

About Blue Point
Blue Point was established in 1987 in Wayzata.  Their restaurants offer a range of dining atmospheres including private dining, upscale main dining areas and more casual bar areas.  They offer a unique variety of both seafood and non-seafood entrees, salads, homemade soups and their famous Key Lime Pie.  The principal owners are John and Margaret McDonald and their Executive Chef is Patrick Donelan.

About Ryan Companies, US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US Inc., a nationally recognized builder, designer, developer and real estate manager, has specialized in fully integrated solutions for more than 70 years. Ryan builds lasting relationships with a project delivery model based on full-service customized solutions and total collaboration – pairing the customer’s needs and expectations with the talents of a team of developers, financiers, architects, engineers, constructors and property managers. In addition to its Minneapolis office, Ryan has offices in Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., and Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa.

Editor’s note: Interviews with Ryan are available by contacting Eric Anderson @ 612-492-4629