People and places that support creative enterprises

Looking to rent work space?

Scales Advertising/NJS Properties  - Refurbished brick and timber office and warehouse space with a loading dock at 2303 Wycliff St. Contact Bert Nielsen at 651-641-0226 
Twelve Plus Media (shared office space - 2375 University Ave) Contact [email protected].
The Bindery Building (studio space)
Midway Commerical Building (studio and retail space)
The Dow Building (studio space). Also artists can rent space to display and sell their art at Dow Gallery and Framing.
Orton Midway Complex Also known as The American Can Building/Silgan Building)  (studio space and more) - Contact Thomas Lelich 
Fisher Nut building, Contact Matt Angleson of Northco Real Estate at 612-978-5180 or [email protected]
Update Company (mostly office with some industrial space)
The Security Building (mostly office space)
Vandalia Tower (studio, retail and office space)
MN Chemical Building - The new owner of the Chemical Building is looking to create an artist community. Studio space is available for $1/foot. The main floor will house a brewery, a potential distillery, and likely more retail. Free parking and access to outdoor space for events. 
Contact: Amy Reher 612-229-3873
2388 University Ave W - Office with an emphasis on healing arts professionals. Contact Bill Miller at 651-338-3269 or [email protected]
Pirtek Building, 2161 University Ave - affordable commercial rental property. Rents range from $162/month for a 130ft space to $2665/month for 2132 sq ft. Contact [email protected]


Who can help me with my business or artistic endeavor?


NDC offers many services to help neighborhood entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations maximize their positive impact within their own communities

St. Thomas Small Business Development Center

SpringBoard for the Arts - helps artists with everything from professional development to health care. Here's links to some of their resources for artists:

Opportunitites Guide for Artists: A list of resources for calls for work, artist opportunities, jobs, and other non-grant related resources.

Grant Calendar for Artists: A list of resources for grants and funding opportunities for artists. This is not a grant database, but a directory of actively updated grant calendars and resources available for finding grant opportunities and information.

Want to live in this neighborhood? Some of the larger residential buildings:

Carleton Lofts 
The Lyric at Carleton Place
Emerald Gardens
C&E Lofts 

If you want to learn more about the Creative Enterprise Zone, check out these documents:

Creative Consensus
Profile of an Arts Neighborhood