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Plans are underway to open a liquor store at the shuttered Interstate Spur gas station and convenience store on 27th Avenue West in Duluth. The new store — possibly called 27 Liquors — could open in three to four months, attorney Mark Pilon told the Duluth Alcohol, Gambling and Tobacco Commission on Wednesday. The commission approved the transfer of the off-sale liquor license that had been used by Warehouse Liquor Store to 27 Liquors LLC.
A year ago today, the large canopy that sheltered the gas pumps at the ICO gas station on Sixth Avenue East in Duluth fell over. Even today, the Potter family, who leased the Central Hillside station from Inter-City Oil and ran it for 13 years, doesn't know exactly why. Rusted bolts. The impact of the winter's heavy snowfall. A cycle of freezing and thawing that may have weakened the canopy's anchoring system. All could have played a role. The required engineering assessment on why the canopy collapsed was done by property owner Inter-City Oil of America.
When the Gary Milk House closed last August, it left a noticeable void in Duluth's Gary-New Duluth neighborhood. "The store was a centerpiece for Gary," said Derek Medved, who plans to reopen the Milk House this month. "It's a close-knit community, and the store was very missed. It served a great purpose. It's just left a dark spot in the neighborhood." Medved should know. He grew up in Gary within blocks of the convenience store and gas station at 1331 Commonwealth Ave. At 13, he started doing odd jobs for then-owner Jim Shelton.
With Kari Toyota's recent purchase of two buildings next to it in Superior's North End, consolidation of its operations is now possible. The deals that gave the longtime car dealership the buildings that formerly housed the La Belle nightclub at 1014 Tower Ave. and Mr. Lucky's Bar & Billiards at 1016 Tower Ave. were finalized this month. "We didn't think we would get both of these buildings, but we did," General Manager Chris Kari said. It opens up expansion possibilities for the landlocked dealership and its segmented operations.
All those monthly unemployment rates reported for Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota going back 25 years? You can forget them. A new methodology in the local unemployment calculations started in January...
Shear Katz Salon & Day Spa in downtown Duluth closed for good this month, with its owner saying that the loss of the energy and vision of its late founder had taken its toll. "Business wasn't that great," said Taylor Peterson, whose father, Douglas Peterson, had started the salon in the mid-1980s. "Basically I couldn't keep on without my dad. He was the life of Shear Katz.
A rue21 store is coming. Radio Shack is staying. And stores continue to be remodeled. A lot has been happening at Miller Hill Mall. Wet Seal, a California-based teen fashion...
Working quietly out of offices on the 10th floor of the Alworth Building in downtown Duluth, Tryon Media has become a contender in the fashion publishing world. And its reach...
Dirk Meyer, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra's music director, recalls being introduced to Markus Muller more than a year ago, solely because they were both German. "We started talking," Meyer said. "We learned about what each other is doing. I thought it was fascinating what he's doing.
Shoppers soon will be greeted with an updated look when they stroll Miller Hill Mall’s concourses. The mall’s current — and somewhat dated — kiosks with faux wood trim will...