• IMG_8019
  • IMG_8020
  • FLRPLN-ripple
  • IMG_8008
  • IMG_8009
  • IMG_8010
  • IMG_8013
  • IMG_8011
  • IMG_8012
  • IMG_8015
  • AERIAL-ripple
Prime Lease Space at The Ripple Center
301 Minnesota Ave N (CR 1), Aikin, MN 56431
For Lease $12.00 Per Sq. Ft.
Detailed Brochure

Step into a world where history meets opportunity. Located in the heart of Aitkin, the Hodgeden Opera House, a gem from 1903, has been meticulously restored and is now part of The Ripple Center, offering a range of leasing options tailored to your needs.

Event & Celebration Space: The Opera House boasts seating for up to 200, a spacious stage, dance floor, and a designated food and beverage area. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, concert, or corporate event, this space promises an unforgettable experience.

Meeting & Office Space: Looking for a unique workspace? We offer versatile rooms suitable for groups up to 25 or even 200, equipped with wireless internet and available AV equipment rental. Elevate your meetings in a setting that inspires.

Retail Spaces: Position your business for success! The Ripple Center offers prime retail spots, including a prominent location with a two-window display. Benefit from the building’s rich history and consistent foot traffic.

Restaurant Space: Previously a bustling coffee shop, this space sits at the epicenter of Aitkin’s nightly entertainment. Surrounded by popular venues and frequent events, it’s an opportunity ripe for culinary entrepreneurs. LEASE DETAILS FOR THIS SPACE TO FOLLOW.

Each lease space comes with a range of amenities, ensuring your venture is supported from the start. Dive into Aitkin’s vibrant community and make your mark with a lease at The Ripple Center. Inquire today!

  • Lease Price (Sq. Ft): $12.00
  • Directions: From the stoplight intersection of Hwy 210/Hwy 169 (2nd St NW) and Minnesota Ave - North on Minnesota Ave 1 block - The Ripple Center is at the NW corner of Minnesota Ave and 3rd St NW)
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft): 18,926
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.43
  • Lot Dimensions: Approx. 100’ x 190’ x 55’ x 95’ x 40’ x 25’ x 80’
  • Road Frontage: 100’ along Minnesota Ave N and 190’ along 3rd St NW
  • Lease Size Total (Sq. Ft): 3,000
  • Lease Size Main (Sq. Ft): 3,000
  • Lease Type: Triple Net
  • Terms of lease: Restaurant Space: Up to 3,000 SF Available
  • Property Features / Assets: Building Size: 22,164 SF Total; Main Level: 7,388 SF (Retail Spaces); Upper Level: 7,388 SF (Event Space & Storage); Lower Level: 7,388 SF (Storage); AVAILABLE LEASE SPACE: Up to 3,000 SF (Restaurant Space)
  • Water: City
  • Sewer: City
  • Heating: Natural Gas Forced Air
  • Cooling: Central Air - Electric Ground Units
  • Electric – Amps: 4 (200 Amp) Panels
  • Lighting: Fluorescent & Incandescent
  • Year Built: 1903
  • Construction: Brick
  • Foundation: Stone
  • Roof: Flat Rubber Membrane (New in 2012)
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Bathrooms: 2 Common Restrooms
  • Adjacent Tenants: Aitkin Chamber of Commerce, Aitkin County Friends of the Arts, Aitkin Farmer's Market, Miracle Ear Specialists, Dena's Dance Company, and Minnesota Mobility Systems Inc.
  • Neighboring Businesses: Located in downtown Aitkin, nearby businesses include Pop’s Vape Shop, Block North Brew Pub, Lorrie’s Hair Studio, Dac-Mart Thrift Store, Eye Care Center, Carroll Chiropractic, The Locker Room, Birch Street Center, Guide Point Pharmacy, Rialto Theater, PAL & Co, The Beanery, plus numerous others.
  • Traffic Counts: 3,853 (2021) on Minnesota Ave and 8,900 (2018) - 9,400 (2018) on 2nd Street NE (Hwy 210)
  • CC File #: 1731
  • Zoning: DMA-Downtown Mixed Use
  • PID#: 56-1-018200
  • Legal Description: W 70 ft of S 25 ft of Lot 4 & all of Lot 5 less parts in Doc #169610 & all of Lot 6 & parts of Lot 7 & 8 in Bk 49 DDS P 449 & Doc #170423 Blk 28, Plan of Aitkin
Property Map