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Café Steam adding location inside One Discovery Square

Café Steam adding location inside One Discovery Square

Word of a new tenant has percolated through the walls of One Discovery Square.

Signage has been put up outside the building advertising Café Steam as the latest business to secure space inside the 90,000 square-foot building.

The locally-owned coffee shop — already with two locations downtown — will provide seating for up to 25 people. In addition to your morning cappuccino, the Discovery Square location will offer beer and wine, along with food service in partnership with the People’s Food Co-op.

Mortenson Construction, the developer of One Discovery Square, expects to hold a grand opening on the project this fall. Before today, only three other tenants had revealed plans for the space: Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota Rochester, and Epic Systems.

Jeremy Jacobs, director of real estate development for Minneapolis-based Mortenson, told us Friday that they plan to announce a number of additional tenants between now and the grand opening.

While non-disclosure agreements prohibit him from sharing additional details about further tenants, Jacobs said “leasing is going very well, with just more than 10 percent of the building still available for lease.”

The One Discovery Square building, located along 4th Street Southwest in downtown Rochester, is the first new structure being completed in a bid to attract, retain and develop more medical-research companies in Rochester as part of the Destination Medical Center initiative.

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