New Fillmore Theater Planned For Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (CelebrityAccess) — Commercial real estate developer United Properties has pacted with Live Nation over the launch of a new Fillmore-branded theater in the Twin Cities.

To be located on property adjacent to Target Field, the proposed 36,000-square-foot facility will accommodate 2,000 fans for music performances, with interior decoration and ambiance that reflects the venue chain's roots in the original Fillmore Theater in San Francisco.

As well, the property will also include BG’s Q at the Fillmore, a 140-seat restaurant with full table service as well as a bar and lounge. Also planned for the site will be an Element by Westin hotel above the Fillmore Theater that will offer approximately 160 rooms.

The Minneapolis Fillmore will bring the total number of Fillmore-branded venues in the U.S. to seven and the venue is expected to host approximately 150 shows per year with a projected annual attendance between 150,000-200,000, the companies said.

Ron Bension, president of House of Blues Entertainment said in a press statement, “The Fillmore is one of the legendary brands and entertainment experiences anywhere on the globe. The vibrant Minneapolis landscape is expanding rapidly and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

United Properties expects to break ground on the project in the fall of 2017, with expected completion in the summer of 2019. – Staff Writers