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A Downtown Ely, Minnesota Staple

A favorite rest stop of BWCA travelers and gathering spot of locals, Northern Grounds has been serving up the best coffee, food and wine on Sheridan Street since ​2016. 

We're more than just a coffee and wine bar! Ely Wine society calls Northern Grounds home and hosts seasonal weekly wine tastings with experts from around the country and over 50 fine wines available by-the-glass at our wine bar. We thoughtfully prepare our food using quality ingredients, sourcing locally whenever possible. Our marketplace is full of unique gourmet ingredients, snacks, and desserts. We can host your next event in our beautifully renovated space with in-house catering and bartending.

Come gather with friends over a spirited coffee drink, pick up some bagged coffee before you head into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, or attend one of our events in Society Hall upstairs. 

We can't wait to see you! Contact us: meet@thenortherngrounds.com

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Image by Steven Kamenar
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Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

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1

SUSTAINABILITY

We focus on the three pillars of sustainability - environmental, social and economic - to ensure a healthy business and natural world now and in the future. 

2

CURIOSITY

Exploration is curiosity in action, and we never stop exploring. We take the time to

explore new ideas and concepts, new ways of doing things, and the natural world around us.

3

DIVERSITY

Our strength lies in our differences. We believe in the power and strength of embracing and supporting diversity in our organization, those we serve, and our community.

4

HONESTY & TRUST

We trust our staff and customers, which helps build a business culture we all want to be a part of. Operating with honesty helps keep it that way. 

Looking for a fun and flexible place to work? 


We're always accepting resumes and often have open positions for:

BARTENDERS • BARISTAS • HOUSEKEEPING • GENERAL LABOR

"First job" applicants welcome, no experience necessary. Will train!

Email your resume to: info@jaspercompany.com

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