Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lulu's Public House and Blue Barn @ Minnesota State Fair

The West End Market is the biggest change to the Minnesota State Fair in decades and, since opening, has drawn record crowds. Two popular new restaurants, Lulu’s Public House and The Blue Barn, complement the transformed West End, which includes vendor pavilions, the History & Heritage Center, the Hugh & Margaret Schilling Amphitheater, and the fair’s main west entry. LuLu’s Public House is the only restaurant at the Fair with a second level patio. Here, fairgoers can enjoy food, beverages, shade, and a great view. The striking Blue Barn is owned and operated by the Blue Plate Restaurant Company and offers twists on Minnesota classics and State Fair adaptions of their best sellers from other restaurants.



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Client: Minnesota State Fair

Studio: Grow, Play

Market: Community, Entertainment

Size: 215,300 Square Feet

Scope: New Construction

Services: Architecture, Master Planning

Delivery Method: Negotiated Contract

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