Union's retractable rooftop restaurant opens in Minneapolis

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Union, the new three-level restaurant on the corner of 8th Street and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis, officially opens for business Monday. The restaurant features a four-season rooftop dinning area surrounded by the state's largest retractable glass enclosure.

The Downtown Journal reports each level of dining, led by executive chef Jim Christiansen, offers a slightly different menu that includes snacks, appetizers, shared plates and entrees.

In July, KARE 11 reported the restaurant would also feature creative cocktails, craft beers and a diverse wine list.

Kaskaid Hospitality, parent company of Crave, Urban Eatery and Figlio restaurants, is behind the multimillion dollar project in the old Shinders building.

WCCO toured the new Union restaurant earlier this month. Check out the photo gallery or watch the video below:

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Earlier this month, marketing and design firm Shea Inc. also moved into the 65-year-old former Shinders building, which has been closed for five years.

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