Former Brave New Workshop home sold

The Minneapolis home to the Brave New Workshop for 40 years has a new owner.

2605 Hennepin Avenue is being reborn under the name "The Phoenix Theatre."

Brave New Workshop's former home on Hennepin Avenue is being remodeled and rebranded as "The Phoenix Theatre" (MPR Photo/Marianne Combs)

It will be managed by a newly formed nonprofit organization called "The Arts Nest." The mission of the The Arts Nest is to nurture and support emerging artists and arts professionals by creating access to opportunities for learning, connections and visibility. A website for the organization is under construction.

According to a release, the space is being remodeled to make it more suitable as a rental venue for theater, dance and performance art.

The space is scheduled to reopen in November and will feature regular Tuesday night cabarets, as well as productions by visiting companies and shows nurtured by "the nest."

Mission Theatre Company is scheduled to be the first visiting company to use the Phoenix Theater with its premiere of "Detainee" by Sam Graber, running Nov. 6-15.

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