Duluth's City Center West warming center will move to Tri-Towers room

The new location is bigger and will be open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

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The Tri Towers apartment complex in Duluth. (2019 file / News Tribune)

The city and other partners have changed their previously announced plans for the City Center West warming center. The warming center will move to the Rainbow Room at Tri-Towers Apartments to better accommodate physical distancing.

The apartment building is located in downtown Duluth at 222 N. Second Ave. E.

The room that will serve now as the warming center is bigger than City Center West and currently not in use due to the pandemic, Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Jill Keppers said in a news release.

As was the plan for City Center West, the "Rainbow Center" will open for use on nights when the National Weather Service in Duluth forecasts that the temperature will be 32 degrees or below. The center will be open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

People can use the space to keep out of the cold as well as for sleeping since the space has a sprinkler system, the news release read.


The Duluth Transit Authority will provide free rides to and from the site between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m.

Other community partners for the warming center include CHUM, St. Louis County and Loaves and Fishes.

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