John & Patricia Wall

Malcolm Yards Market

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The husband-and-wife team of real estate developers John and Patricia Wall spent years trying to figure out how best to reuse their 20-acre property around the iconically graffitied “United Crushers” abandoned grain elevators near the University of Minnesota and Surly Brewing taproom in Minneapolis’ Prospect Park. After earlier ideas for a research park were dropped, they settled on a mixed-use residential/retail concept to be anchored by a food hall called Malcolm Yards Market. Patricia Wall will be tapping her experience as a foodie to program it—the concept will be put to the test when it opens, though a specific date remains elusive.