Coming soon: Mansion at Uptown

A rendering of Mansion, an event center under renovation at the old Walker Library on Hennepin.

The old Walker Library is under renovation this summer to become The Mansion at Uptown, a center for weddings and private events at 2901 Hennepin Ave.

On days without private bookings, the Mansion’s restaurant and wrap-around patio would be open to the public for cocktails, food and music.

“The Mansion is essentially the postcard image of Uptown,” Uptown Hospitality co-founder Steve Hark said in a statement. “Enhancing the space with bar and food service further emboldens the century-old building’s place in the city’s history. We are proud to open [its] doors making it accessible, not exclusionary.”

Hark is also involved in operating the Fine Line Music Café. Manager Wendy Schallock is the former director of operations at Seven.