Blu Dot will have more room for its Real Good Chairs soon.
The Minneapolis manufacturer of modern furniture is nearly doubling its more than 150,000-square-foot warehouse in Otsego to grow its leasing footprint to close to 270,000 square feet, according to a Monday release by Duke Realty.
“When we developed Blu Dot’s original 150,000-square-foot building last year, we set aside 5.95 acres adjacent for expansion,” said Josh Budish, vice president of leasing and development for Duke Realty in Minneapolis, in a statement. “We are pleased that their ongoing growth and satisfaction with their current facility have given us another opportunity to deliver quality space for them and their operations.”
The expansion is being built on land near Blu Dot’s existing building within the Gateway North Business Center, an industrial park that sits just north of Interstate 94 and Hwy. 101 interchange and also has facilities for fellow furniture retailer Room & Board.
“Our building at Gateway North has greatly enhanced our ability to grow,” said Maurice Blanks, Co-founder and COO of Blu Dot, in a statement. “Duke Realty did a great job on our original building, and I’m confident they will again deliver a quality facility that meets our needs.”
Blu Dot decided to open its first outlet store in Minneapolis last year after the retailer decided that limited storage space made its old Rogers warehouse too much of a hassle to use for its popular warehouse sales.
Gateway North Business Center is essentially full with remaining land being held for other tenants. Construction of Blu Dot’s expanded space will begin in July and is scheduled for completion next January.