The Butler Project, LLC, a non-profit incorporated in the State of Minnesota, is located in the historic Butler building for the purpose of restoring it to its original grandeur and contributing to the economic vitality of downtown Aitkin.
The Butler Building offers main level retail, upper level theatre and event/entertainment space, and the lower level featuring two restaurants. The project is being completed in phases, with current focus on the retail area.
The Butler Building is Ready to Host Your Next Event!
Imagine your event in this space! Perfect for weddings, 50th anniversaries,
birthday celebrations, fundraisers, concerts and more! Capacity for 486.
View Butler Building Brochure
Butler Building Event Contract
Holiday at Christmas in the Butler Building
The Butler Building and the Opera House have room for parties from 40 to 400.
The Opera House has a full liquor license and seating for any number of people up to 400.
For information on booking your party,
you can call Sylvia Allen at (218) 678-2441 or Lynne Jacobs at (218) 820-8790.
Celebrate a true old-fashioned Christmas
in the beautifully restored Opera House in the Butler Building
Commercial Leasing Available Now!
Brainerd Lakes area’s newly renovated historic building offers five retail spaces ranging from 450 sq. ft. to 625 sq. ft. Combines state-of-the-art with elegant, historic ambiance. Types of stores: sports & memorabilia, big and tall mens’ shop, yarn shop, Irish shop, Minnesota products (crafts, wild rice, etc.), bed and bath products, antiques, primitives – no dollar stores or resale shops. $9 a square foot, modified gross. Opening Nov. 1, 2012. See Details!
Internet café already committed. Future plans call for two restaurants, theatre renovation & event space.
Reserve Today Your Leasing Space!
Call Sylvia @ 218.678.2441 or 732.241.1144
Upper Level for Special Events
The upper level has been fully restored to its original splendor and is available for events such as weddings, 50th anniversaries, fashion shows, fund-raising celebration … any number of events where you want to be in an exciting and beautiful event space.
The lower level is a divine location for a quality restaurant … with ambiance, low level lighting, a bar, quality food, entertainment … what about The Grotto? The back portion would be perfect for a brew pub. We’re interested in talking to restauranteurs about making your vision for this space a reality.