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The Depot has operated at a deficit for number of years, which is due to outside factors like light rail construction, bike trail closures, COVID-19 and lack of additional outside funding. City staff have reviewed options and determined this is the best and most efficient way to be financially solvent.
If you have any other questions or concerns on the winter hours, please contact Nick Bishop or 952-548-6330.
The Depot and its partners' goal is to be financially solvent. The new operating model will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
The Depot’s primary mission is to provide a chemical free environment for student and youth in the Hopkins community. The facility will be open Thursday and Friday nights to serve its mission.
The Depot is available to rent for birthday parties, private concerts, graduation parties, baby showers and wedding receptions. Email the Depot/Freightroom booking to inquire about rental fees and available dates or visit our website.
The Depot will continue its regular hours from May 1 through October 31.