Tonight I shot some exterior architectural images for one of my hospitality clients here in Rochester, Minnesota. Workshop Food Hall & Bar is an incredibly cool place that will be opening on July 14, 2021. It’s a project being put together by Andy and Kari Frederichs who until now have owned and operated numerous small apartment complexes in Rochester. The building is the site of the former Seneca Foods workshop, which sits just across the street from where the longtime canning factory was located until being town down over the past few weeks.

This place is going to incredible once it’s complete and opens up this spring. It will feature several food venues, a bar, the Workshop Barbers, DJ nights, live music, shuffle board, pool, karaoke, bingo, trivia nights and a large outdoor game/patio space. I’m not sure if you’d consider this a hospitality photography shoot exactly, but I’m going with that for blog purposes. I’ll be going back once the place is complete to capture the food, dining area, and so on.

Dean Riggott has specialized in commercial photography in Minneapolis and Rochester, and beyond, since 1991. Areas of expertise include, hospitality, industrial, healthcare, agricultural, architecture and education.  To discuss a project you can call Dean directly at 507-269-9675 or email him at