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Coffee Shop Opens in St. Paul—and New Building Halfway Complete!

Posted On: 09/08/2010

Construction on our new patient-care building in St. Paul continues to progress at a rapid pace.  We’re happy to report that, at this point, the building is more than halfway complete!   With the building and skyway now fully-enclosed in glass, crews have begun painting, installing cabinets and other fixtures, and are almost finished installing the building’s elevators.

As you can see, crews have also been busy adding brick to the outside of our building — and at this point, they’re 90 percent finished.  So what’s next?  Lots of work on the inside of the building (or as we like to think, its “internal organs”) to ready it for patients and families this coming winter.  

This week also marked the opening of Gingko’s Coffee Shop and Deli on our St. Paul campus.  The coffee shop, located next to the newly-opened Dairy Queen Family Room, will serve food and beverages from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There’s plenty of seating for patients and families—and nearby, the Health Resources & Education area, where families can find books, magazines, DVDs and online materials about medical conditions.

Click here for a sneak peek at the Ginkgo menu!

Next time you’re in St. Paul, look to your left to see the new Gingko Coffee Shop and Deli.

Families have plenty of seating in the DQ Family Room.


Here’s a view of our new building from University Avenue.

A close-up of the skyway. It will be open before you know it!