Northfield, Minnesota – August 23, 2018 – Renovations continue to make progress at the future home of Reunion, located at 5th & Division in Downtown Northfield. The new polished casual restaurant & bar will include an entertainment venue and private event space within three, two-story historic buildings.
“We’re so excited to see this project moving forward,” said Brett Reese, part of the local restaurant ownership group. “It’s taking a little longer than we anticipated to bring these buildings back to their former glory.” The historic structures date from the 1870’s and the renovations to this point have been aimed at uncovering the original character of the spaces. When the project is complete the restaurant will have a historic, urban, industrial feel.
Patrons will enter Reunion from the 5th Street corner and walk into a grand entry with a two-story foyer and bar. The street level will also contain dining tables with an open woodfire grill kitchen, while the upstairs will contain another bar & lounge and an entertainment/event space.
“We are pleased to be adding Reunion into the local entertainment marketplace,” said Chad Jenkinson, Reunion General Manager and President of Freetime Restaurants. “Downtown Northfield’s diverse mix of breweries, restaurants, bars, and event spaces will work together to make the district a real destination.”
Northfield Construction Company is managing the remodeling project with help from Schulz Electric Inc., Keith Pumper Plumbing & Heating, Koktavy & Daleiden Painting, American Excavating, D&S Cement Co. Inc. and Olympic Fire Protection. Dave Medin is the architect.
“We are carrying on the tradition that was started in this location by Jim Herreid, Steve McKay, Danny Freeman and Joe Grundhoefer,” Reese said. “As we transform the Rueb into Reunion, we hope that Danny is looking down on the project from heaven above and that he’s pleased.”
Reunion plans to open for business in the Spring of 2019.