Welcome back, RadissonMusic reverberated up Fifth Avenue West on Wednesday evening as the Centerville All Stars played in the Radisson’s Bowery Brothers outdoor patio during a grand reopening party.
By: Naomi Yaeger, Duluth Budgeteer News
Music reverberated up Fifth Avenue West on Wednesday evening as the Centerville All Stars played in the Radisson’s Bowery Brothers outdoor patio during a grand reopening party.
Inside the hotel hors d’oeuvres were served. The business had been closed because a March 13 water line break flooded the building’s lower level, knocking out power and forcing guests to relocate.
The Chamber Ambassadors were on hand to cut the reopening ribbon and officials including Duluth Mayor Don Ness, Duluth Area Chamber President and CEO David Ross and Downtown Council President Kristi Stokes welcomed the hotel back.
“We are so excited to finally be back … to be involved with the community and to bring back our employees,” Radisson general manager Jeff Briner told the Budgeteer.
“He [Radisson manager Jeff Briner] was in the hospitality business and all of a sudden he was in the construction business,” said Ness.”The Radisson holds a special place in our community. We like to take our vistors to the top to see the view. This is an anchor on the western edge of downtown.”
Ross, mentioning he lives in the Hillside, said, “It’s exciting to see the lights back on.” He praised the hotel for choosing to make the investment to reopen.
During the past couple months, the western edge of downtown looked a little bleak and lonely without the lights on in the Radisson. The Budgeteer is also glad to look to the west at night and see the lights back on at our neighbor’s.