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Jeff Heller, owner of the Spirit Room, is thrilled with the new mural that features a jazzy night theme painted by artist Erik Pearson on a wall of the new tavern set to open June 16 at the Trade and Commerce Building in Superior. (Bob King /

New tavern in Superior evokes history and Old World grandeur


For 26 years, Jeff Heller has held steadfast to his vision for one of Superior’s most iconic buildings — the 1890s Trade and Commerce Building at Hammond Avenue and Broadway Street, better known as Old Superior City Hall.

Heller envisioned a center for arts and artists, food, and health-promoting and community-building businesses.

And slowly over the years, it happened.

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