The Places

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This Lake Nokomis concession stand walks the sustainability walk in its menu and design. Locus Architecture made preserving the building’s history an important factor, while updating the building with a modern twist. “The coloration of the siding is interesting,” Locus co-founder Paul Neseth says. “It gives off a different look depending on the time of day, and if you’re further away, it looks blue, and as you get closer, there’s more complexity—just like in nature.” 4955 Nokomis Pkwy. W., Mpls.,

The People

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The Products

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