A new location

There's a new place on the campus of Lake Superior College where you can get your coffee fix.

Yellow Bike Coffee is yet again expanding its footprint by adding a location at the college's main campus. The location opened last week.

For now, it will be housed in a temporary location while its permanent space is under construction until later this fall.

This opening marks the fourth Yellow Bike location. It slings coffee out of its original location in Hermantown, and has two newer locations in the Fitger's complex and Essentia Wellness Center.

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This temporary location will have a scaled back menu, only offering coffee and light snacks. Its permanent space, when complete, will have full food and beverage service.

In its news release, the college hinted at other vendors eventually coming to the campus.

Lake Wood Designs

A large Lincoln Park project has passed a major milestone.

Part of the Anderson Furniture building renovation is complete. Local business Lake Wood Designs recently finished and opened its showroom, located at 2032 W. Superior St., where you can see and feel its custom wood products – an important interaction for customers.

Without a showroom, "customers (have) no way of envisioning how the reclaimed timber would fit into their homes," a new release said.

The other part of the project entails renovating another section of the building into leasable commercial space, which will house numerous businesses such as restaurants, breweries, grocery and retail stores, office space and more, according to News Tribune reporting from earlier this year.

They have heard from businesses interested in the commercial space, but unfortunately, landing tenants has been difficult during the pandemic, Nick Christensen, one of Lake Wood's leaders, said in an email.

Grandma's Marathon

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce is holding an event where you can get an inside look at one of Duluth's largest events: Grandma's Marathon.

Called the "10 Coolest Things You May Not Know About Grandma's Marathon," the event runs 12-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, on Zoom.

During this, you can expect to hear plans for next year's marathon, including information about the live entertainment lineup, event partnerships, new race course items, metal designs and more.

Shane Bauer, executive director of the marathon, will be speaking.

When you register for the event, (which is available on the chamber's website), you'll receive a boxed lunch from Clyde Iron Works.

Kelly Busche covers business and health for the News Tribune. One of her favorite assignments was during last year's Grandma's Marathon, when she covered the people who hand out food, drinks and goodies along the race course.

This story originally misstated event speakers at the Chamber's event due to incorrect information listed on its website. It was updated at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 with the correct information.