Ridgedale Corner Shoppes
Celebrating retail radiance.
Creative lighting can go a long way. When used properly it can improve a building’s visibility, grandeur and appeal and help elevate basic architectural details. Ridgedale Corner Shoppes, located adjacent to Ridgedale Center; a western Twin Cities’ shopping destination, is raising the bar on retail design. Out with the conventional retail box and in with the striking and timeless look of 21st century retail design.
The 1.3-acre site had been home to a TCF Bank branch. Transitioning to a smaller footprint, TCF Bank made room for three retail neighbors, owned by Solomon Real Estate Group. Together with RSP, a modern building with a mix of tenants was envisioned for the space. A goal that aligned with the city’s goal of increasing density. After a meticulous demolition and construction phase, the 10,200 SF building is now a busy retail destination in a competitive shopping district.
Another design goal was to increase brand visibility for the new bank and retail shops. TCF Bank’s updated branch anchors the site with a prominent 30-foot glass tower internally illuminated. The other shops feature floor to ceiling window storefronts and wood soffits inlaid with LEDs, making the space look and feel bigger. Both natural and artificial lighting have created the opportunity for visitors to bank, shop and dine all in one location.