There are plenty of ways to support the local business industry this summer while enjoying the season. Whether you make a reservation at Duluth's new BoomTown location, are a beachgoer who needs or wants some new swimwear, or are looking for fresh produce and locally made goods, there are plenty of options sprouting up in the Northland.

BoomTown opens in Duluth

BoomTown Duluth has opened for limited reservations this month. The woodfire grill and brewery pushed back its planned January opening date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now ready to start serving Duluth patrons.

The restaurant announced on Facebook that the limited reservations, which can be made at or by calling 218-722-0977, are to train the staff in a controlled environment.

BoomTown Duluth, the third location of the restaurant, is located at 4483 Martin Road, formerly home to the Sunset Bar and Grill. Other BoomTown locations are in Hibbing and Eveleth.

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Swimwear store opening in Bayfield

A new women's retail store in Bayfield, Wisconsin, will offer swimwear, cover-ups, accessories and stationary. Shelli LLC, owned by Shelli McMullin, who has a bachelor's degree in fashion design and more than 25 years of experience in the retail and fashion industry, will have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The store will stock one- and two-piece swimsuits in all styles and fabrics that can be mixed and matched, according to a release from the Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau.

Shelli LLC is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at 126 Rittenhouse Unit C in Bayfield.

2 farmers markets to open in Duluth

Farmers markets across the area are back in the swing of things for the season. This week, two markets kick off their weekly presence in Duluth's Lincoln Park and Central Hillside neighborhoods, Community Action Duluth announced in a release.

The Lincoln Park Farmers Market will celebrate its opening with free tacos from Mama Roots vegan food truck for the first 50 attendees from 3-6 p.m. Thursday. Market hours are 3-6 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 30 at Harrison Community Center, 3002 W. Third St.

The Central Hillside Farmers Market will be open 2-5 p.m. every Tuesday through Sept. 28 in the Essentia Health parking lot, across from 503 E. Third St.

Community Action Duluth is sponsoring both markets. SNAP customers are matched one-to-one for up to $15 dollars per market day when using an EBT card at the market. Children under 18 and people over age 60 receive free $4 tokens to spend on produce through the Power of Produce Club.

To find other farmers markets or specific vendors, check out, supported by the Arrowhead Regional Farm Bureau.

Laura Butterbrodt covers health and business for the Duluth News Tribune. Contact her at 218-723-5320 or