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Ria Takhar (left) and her mother, Jodi Takhar, will open Perk Place coffeehouse and bakery Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the Kenwood Shopping Center. The new business will cater to students and other residents who have lacked a coffee shop in the area. (Steve Kuchera /

Kenwood mall in Duluth gets a coffee shop

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Jodi Takhar and her daughter, Ria, had wanted to open a coffee shop for some time.

It's something they could do together.

But finding the location really came first.


"That's when the ball started rolling," Takhar said.

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