A new brewery is moving into the Miller Textile building in northeast Minneapolis.

HeadFlyer Brewing will open its taproom and brewery in a 9,435 square-foot space in the building, according to developer the Ackerberg Group.

"We are very excited to bring classic, high-quality craft beers to the Beltrami neighborhood of northeast Minneapolis," Neil Miller, head brewer and co-founder, said in a prepared statement. "The newly refurbished Miller Textile building will allow us to create a unique brewery/taproom experience for our customers."

Located at 861 E. Hennepin Av., the former Miller Bag building has undergone an $8 million renovation since last December. The four-story building has 10,000 square feet of retail space and 38,000 square feet of office space. Last month, Stahl Construction was announced as the first lessee in the building. With the new brewery, the project is 61 percent leased.

"Our goal in repositioning this property was to turn it into a signature destination in northeast Minneapolis. The addition of HeadFlyer will definitely help us achieve that goal," Ackerberg CEO Stuart Ackerberg said.

Xcel Energy plays host to ribbon cutting at new headquarters

Xcel Energy celebrated its new headquarters this week. Company representatives and city officials were on hand Tuesday at a ribbon cutting and time capsule installation at Xcel's new headquarters on Nicollet Mall.

"Xcel Energy is part of Nicollet Mall's history and we are excited to be a part of its future as well," Xcel CEO Ben Fowke said in a statement. "With our new headquarters, Xcel Energy is doubling down on its commitment to Minneapolis and the entire region by creating a unified campus and bringing our downtown workforce closer together."

In 2012, Xcel signed a contract with Opus Development to be the sole lessee at 401 Nicollet Mall across the street from its other offices. The company started moving into the space in February. The new campus that spans the two buildings has helped the company consolidate operations that were spread throughout downtown.

Nicole Norfleet

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