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Block E

Seventh Street South and Hennepin Avenue

McCaffery Interests and Graves Hospitality Corp., in participation with the City of Minneapolis, developed a significant downtown entertainment center and parking ramp on the 600 block on the west side of Hennepin Avenue, known as Block E. The entertainment venue includes two levels of restaurant, retail, and entertainment tenants anchored by Sega GameWorks, Bellanotte, the twenty-one story full-service Graves 601 Hotel with 256 rooms and the fashionable Cosmos restaurant, and a first class 15-screen cinema with 3,600 seats.


Antunovich Associates


McCaffery Interests & Graves Hospitality Corp.

Project Elements: 

Cerasotes Theaters cinema complex


     15- screen/3,600 seats/82,500 square feet




     150,100 square feet


Le Meridien Hotel 


     256 rooms with Art + Tech concept


Parking Garage 


     550 under-ground parking garage




     across Hennepin Avenue to City Center,


     across First Avenue North to Target Center

City Investment:


Private Investment:


Total Development Cost: 


Construction Completed:



CPED Project Coordinator Miles Mercer at (612) 673-5043.

Information subject to change.

Updated January 2009

Last updated Oct 28, 2011



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