JBL Companies just facilitated the sale of 305 Roselawn in St. Paul to Minnesota Farmers Union. Congratulations to Farmers Union on their new building!

JBL Companies Newsletter – Summer

Minnesota Farmers Union State Fair Project

Remodeled Minnesota Farmers Union State Fair Building Goes High Volume

A major remodeling at the Minnesota State Fair Farmers Union Building by CNH Architects brings high hopes to educate more fairgoers about the $75 billion farming industry, while enjoying foods sourced from across the state.  Thousands sipped on specialty coffees, delicious BLT’s and a new cobbler dessert.  

JBL Companies was hired as the owner’s representative to coordinate the entire team from the architects to contractors.  JBL was responsible for running all construction meetings, working out a site design, condition issues and making sure everything stayed on track for the shop to open in time for the State Fair.

The serving area was improved to serve more customers, maximizing the flow and reducing the amount of steps for servers. Stainless steel countertops are reminiscent of dairy facilities, with recycled barnwood used as facing and barn and shed elements behind the counter to give an agricultural feel. There were numerous design decisions to make for a relatively small area.

Operating since the 1950’s and perhaps best known for its yardsticks, the Farmers Union is now more well known for its coffee.  It has chosen a new design interacted with a food truck and service provided by Birchwood Café in Minneapolis. It’s located at 1635 Dan Patch Avenue, at the corner of Cosgrove Street, near the traditional fair entrance off of Snelling Avenue.

Need help with coordinating your next project? Contact JBL Companies today at 651-686-0212.

Heirloom Tomato and Sweet Corn BLT At The MN Farmers Union Coffee Shop
Rick Nelson Star Tribune, OCTOBER 17, 2018
“The BLT is God’s gift to sandwiches. In the hands of Birchwood Cafe chef Marshall Paulsen — and his vast network of Minnesota organic farmers — it’s elevated into a heaven-sent fair experience. No detail is left to chance in this ingenious and labor-intensive effort, from the swipes of basil-kale-sunflower seed pesto and chipotle-fueled sweet corn purée, right down to the sturdy focaccia, baked by Baker’s Field Flour & Bread in Minneapolis. Truly spectacular. $12.”
Location: MN Farmers Union Coffee Shop

Simon Says Give

Simon Says Give

Simon Says Give® Partners with Mall of America® 
High Five for Supplies® Backpack Packing Event

Simon Says Give

Simon Says Give, a Minnesota-based, youth-led nonprofit and tenant of JBL Companies, recently announced their partnership with Mall of America to pack 8,000 backpacks filled with school supplies. The event will take place in the Rotunda on July 27, 2019. The backpacks will be sent to underprivileged children throughout Minnesota to prepare them for the upcoming school year. 

Event Details 
This is the third year Mall of America has teamed up with Simon Says Give. Mall of America has provided the perfect venue for this event as Simon Says Give receives thousands of items and dollars that all go toward the creation, purchase, and supply of backpacks for this event. 

When: High Five for Supplies Drive – July 27, 2019 Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Where:  Mall of America Rotunda at 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 

To learn more, or to volunteer, please visit their website at SimonSaysGive.org

This year marks their 7th annual High Five for Supplies drive. Over the years, the program has provided 40,000 children with the supplies they need to be ready for school. In 2018, they were successful in achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for stuffing over 8,000 backpacks in an 8-hour period of time. 

About Simon Says Give

Simon Says Give is a nonprofit founded by Mandi Simon when she was 8-years old. When Mandi was 10, Simon Says Give signed a lease with JBL Companies for suite 101 at 3440 Federal Drive in Eagan, Minnesota, officially making Mandi our youngest tennant! Now 15, Mandi and her team at Simon Says Give support Kids Celebrating Kids® in four ways: Birthday Celebrations for kids in need, Youth Leadership opportunities, Chapter Passion Projects and their annual High  Five for Supplies drive. Simon Says Give has had a direct impact on over 150,000 kids, and their goal is to impact 2 million by 2022! 

JBL Companies Newsletter

• Creating Strategies • Delivering Solutions • Increasing Value

1st Quarter – 2019

JBL Brokerage Services

JBL Companies offices are located at
3440 Federal Drive, Suite #250, Eagan, MN 55122 
Call today for more information 651-686-0212

Bringing Large Market Services to Mid-Market Users, Owners and Investors

With over 28 years of experience, JBL Companies’ Brokerage Services has
completed more than $900 million in sales and leasing transactions and has provided over 1 million square feet of project management and development services.  JBL has the local market knowledge and deep industry network to deliver solutions to their clients.  JBL is well equipped to handle everything from basic sales and leasing or tenant representation transactions to complex multi-faceted transactions involving several parties.

JBL’s team has the depth to meet a variety of needs in commercial real estate sales transactions.  Whether it’s buying or selling, we develop the target, do the comparison analysis and facilitate the closing.  For leasing we list the space and market to a wide range of users to accomplish a successful lease plan.  Our tenant representation services works through needs analysis and performs a search to find the best fit for the client’s business needs.

JBL Companies takes a personal approach to create and implement strategies that result in beneficial solutions for tenants, buyers, owners and investors.

The Open Door Pantry

Combatting Local Hunger through Access to Healthy Food

Conveniently located off of Hwy 77 and Hwy 13 in Eagan, the Cedar Grove Business Center offers ample parking, medical and retail co-tenants and proximity to the
Twin Cities Premium Outlets. To join existing tenants in this mixed use center, contact: 
jbroker@jblcompanies.com or call 651-686-0212 

The Open Door, a hunger relief organization, was recently awarded the designation of 2019 Food for All Partner by IN Food Marketing & Design. The Open Door was chosen due to its innovative approach to combatting hunger and will receive half the proceeds from the agency’s 5% give back campaign and $10,000 worth of pro-bono marketing services. The pro-bono services will raise awareness and help expand the organization’s impact in the community.

The Open Door is a tenant in the Cedar Grove Business Center in Eagan (managed by JBL Companies) where it has leased space since 2013. The 4,952 square feet of space enable The Open Door to provide fresh, nutritious food and a variety of resources to the community that include family advocacy and referrals that link families to stabilizing services.

The award winning food shelf also:

• Serves more than 6,000 clients each month
• Distributes 1 million pounds of food annually
• Offers a variety of food, 70% of which is fresh and perishable
• Visits 20+ sites a month as the only mobile food pantry in Dakota County
• Provides 200 Garden to Table plots 
• Manages 5 pop-up produce stands that deliver farm fresh produce
• Feeds 2,000 children each summer through its Mobile Lunch Box

To volunteer, donate, or for more information, visit theopendoorpantry.org