After nearly 25 years, the partners (City of Hopkins, the City of Minnetonka and the Hopkins School District), made the difficult decision to suspend operations at the Depot Coffee House effective April 2, 2023.
At its heart, the Depot’s primary mission has always been to provide a safe, chemical-free environment for students and youth in the community. It has been a space for youth focused programming and leadership development. The City and our partners have committed to continue funding the Depot Youth Board activities while we spend the coming months working together to find the best way to maintain youth programming and leadership development and opportunities to continue serving the Depot’s mission.
After the Depot Facility and Program Manager's resignation early in 2023, it was determined that the Depot does not have sufficient revenue to support re-hiring the Depot Program Coordinator. The Depot Coffee House has operated at a deficit for number of years, largely due to outside factors including highway 169 and light rail construction closures of the adjacent regional trails due to the light rail project, the COVID-19 pandemic and limited funding.
The Depot Trailhead
The Depot is a trailhead for Three Rivers Park District regional trails, and Three Rivers will continue to offer parking, portable restrooms, drinking water and a bike repair station.