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The Memo: Juice Pharm’s new location, cideries clinch national awards and more

The Twin Port's business news and interesting tidbits from the last week.

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Fannie Rose Candy Shop’s new look

Downtown Duluth’s candy store Fannie Rose Candy Shop now goes by a new name: Duluth Candy Co.

The rebranding more closely ties the company to the city of Duluth, which the company called “an extraordinary place” in its news release.

It’s also now easier to get local candy delivered to your doorstep. The company’s new website has online ordering for its gourmet popcorn and handmade candy.

Rebranding also comes with new packaging that's bright and modern, which some may call, "sweet," Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Duluth ciders clinch national awards

Duluth cideries took home some hardware at the recent U.S. Open Cider Championship.

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Wild State Cider clinched a bronze in the “Perry and Pear Cider” category for its pear drink. And its neighbor Duluth Cider nabbed first place in the “Anything Goes”category for its Las Lajas drinks.

The Las Lajas is made in collaboration with Duluth Coffee Co., so congrats to them as well.

Community foundation relocates

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation has moved to a new office space in the Medical Arts Building.

The downtown space better accommodates future expansion for the growing foundation, according to a news release from the nonprofit.

Some interesting figures from the foundation:

  • It manages over $78 million in assets, an increase of 40% from 2011.

  • It employs 13 people.

  • Since its start in 1983, it has provided over $58 million in grants and scholarships.

The Juice Pharm is on the move

Tuesday will be the last day you can stop by the Juice Pharm’s Eastside location to grab a juice, smoothie or bowl.

It's moving to a bigger space at a downtown storefront that provides more seating and a bigger commercial kitchen. The Pharm’s co-owner Giselle Hernandez said the additional space is now needed as they struggled to “make the food that we really wanted to make” in its smaller Eastside kitchen.

The new location, at 208 E. 1st St., won’t be open until late winter. To make up for the closed location, it's increasing the days the skywalk location is open, and customers can now order its food and drinks from Food Dudes.

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With the move also comes a new name, “The Pharm: Juice Bar and Kitchen,” which better reflects the offerings of the local business, Hernandez said.

The new location will also offer beer and wine.

Kelly Busche reports on business, the health care industry and anything else that piques her interest for the News Tribune. She's always in search of the best smoothie, especially those that are locally made. Yum.

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