The tornado that hit North Minneapolis in May 2011 destroyed many buildings, including the third-generation, family-owned Broadway Liquor Outlet. The Rose family chose to rebuild it and also add desperately needed workforce housing to the neighborhood.
The city of Minneapolis even asked the owners — Rose Development and Lupe Development Partners — to add 29 apartments to the original 74. That added 1½ years to the Broadway Flats project, but the studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments filled within four months of its September 2016 opening. Broadway Liquor, another 10,000 square feet of commercial space, and tenant common areas anchor the first of four floors, with resident parking underground.