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Schafer Richardson wraps construction on M on Hennepin

Schafer Richardson, Inc. has ended construction on The M on Hennepin, a boutique-style mixed-use development along Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis that preserves two historic buildings while integrating six stories of new construction.

Construction on the 67-unit project began in August of 2016 on the former site of the iconic Nye’s Polonaise Room, and opened to residential tenants on Nov. 1. At the Grand Opening on Nov. 16, Third District Council Member and Mayor-elect Jacob Frey cut the ribbon on the development alongside Schafer Richardson’s project team.

The M on Hennepin brings boutique sustainable living to Northeast Minneapolis. With 67 residential and 64 resident parking spaces, the building’s green features include community composting, a large bike storage and repair area, energy and water efficient systems, and Minneapolis’ first residential car lift system.

New residents can choose from studios to penthouse units featuring quartz countertops, smart cabinets, solid wood islands, stainless steel appliances, gas stoves, in-unit washers & dryers, walk-in closets, and patios/balconies. Shared building amenities include a 24/7 fitness center, yoga room, clubroom with an outdoor terrace, pet wash, Luxer One automated package storage system, and fiber optic internet. A library & reading room, lobby with a grand piano, a bike lounge with games, and a workshop room for messy projects provide additional spaces for creative process and quiet refuge. Learn more about life at The M on Hennepin at

The M on Hennepin’s 7,700 square feet of street-level commercial space serves as a gateway to Northeast Minneapolis. The new Sonder Shaker Restaurant recently announced plans for a lounge-style restaurant featuring craft cocktails, beer & wine and an inventive food menu. In addition, Nye’s Piano Bar will be making a comeback, in a smaller 1,300-square-foot space at 112 Hennepin. Both local businesses are expected to open prior to the Super Bowl in February of 2018.