September 25, 2019

Minnetonka's Copper Cow

Copper Cow transformed a former Dairy Queen into a Minnetonka destination.

When Danielle & Chris Bjorling came to us looking for a second location, they had every intention of finding a great spot in South Minneapolis. But after an exhaustive search to find a second generation restaurant space with great bones AND an efficient kitchen layout, we expanded our search to include emerging neighborhoods in established suburbs. It is a testament to the pair’s creativity and vision that when we presented a shuttered Dairy Queen next to a gas station they didn’t immediately turn away. Instead, they saw what we saw – an opportunity to transform a well located property into a compelling neighborhood eatery with a great patio and plentiful parking. After Element facilitated the purchase of the property (including the due diligence and financing), the Bjorlings embarked on a complete overhaul that included raising the roof and a beautiful landscaped patio. The result is a neighborhood destination that has become a favorite of Minnetonka families for its great style and Instagram worthy malts and burgers.

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