Locally branded clothing company MPLS/STP Clothing Co. announced Thursday its plan to relocate to the former RyKrisp building that’s now home to Woodchuck USA.
The company, known for its Minnesota-themed T-shirts and apparel, has been in the Thorp building since last summer. Owners Katie Olson and Clint McMahon said in social media posts that they’ve outgrown the space and will be moving into the building, which Ben VandenWylemenberg, founder of woodworking company Woodchuck USA, and partners recently purchased and renamed the North Co. building.
MPLS/STP Clothing Co. said it will officially move Wednesday, May 11 to the building at 610 SE 9th St. in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. While the company is focused on online shopping, the Thorp location was open a few hours each week for customers.
“Our t-shirt passion started as a pastime and turned into a small business with a small team — and now a big studio. It wouldn’t be possible without you,” the company said.
The company will join the building’s main tenant, Woodchuck, which moved to the building from its previous home a few blocks down 9th Street. CEO VandenWylemenberg told The Journal last year that he envisioned the new 80,000-square-foot North Co. building, formerly the world’s only RyKrisp plant, as a coworking space for up-and-coming brands and American maker companies.
Hector Cortes, who previously handled marketing for Woodchuck, now runs video production company Hecco in the building. A spokeswoman with Woodchuck said North Co. is also home to social media marketing firm The Social Lights, Great Lakes Clothing Co., hair stylist Whitney Vermeer, NeuroTinker and advertising firm Backboard Group.