By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune
Three years after selling its longtime headquarters to a pair of developers, the Sons of Norway has a new home. But the address will remain the same: 1455 W. Lake St. in Minneapolis.
This summer, the international cultural and financial-services organization moved into a 15,000 square-foot space in Daymark Uptown, one of the biggest mixed-use developments in Uptown in at least a decade and likely the only one with a “fjord,” a flexy outdoor space that will be a winter ice rink and a warm-weather gathering space for residents and neighbors.
The Sons of Norway is hunkered down in a first-floor space in one of two new buildings with a combined 318 rental apartments, 25,000 square feet of commercial space and nearly 12,000 square feet of outdoor space. The project is situated on a more than 2-acre parcel that had been the international headquarters of the Sons of Norway since 1962 in what had become a high-profile spot along Lake Street in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood.