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Kozy Fire III: The Building That Refused to Burn (Down).

What’s up with people trying to burn down the Kozy? Anyway, I wasn’t all that surprised to come upon the eerily familiar site of firetrucks flanking the decrepit shell of our beloved Kozy last night. In retrospect: WTF??? Does anyone else think that restoring the property (NOT to its 2010 condition, silly!!), and making it a hub for the new/improved, swinging (yet still fringe) First St. business district is a good idea? Bring on the snide remarks (Constructive comments are also welcome.).

9 Comments

Conrad

about 3 years ago

Pretty sure the cozy is kept in its current condition as a "Fuck you" to the city. Not sure though.

Bret

about 3 years ago

I totally agree that the Kozy should be restored and in making it a hub for the new/improved, swinging (yet still fringe) First St. business district. I've seen buildings in worse shape and in what were rougher neighborhoods in St. Paul and Minneapolis restored in just such a way, and it was well worth the effort.

brautigan

about 3 years ago

@Conrad:I'm pretty sure there is a lot of misinformation regarding: the status of the Kozy, its stunted restoration campaign, and the relationship between Eric Ringsred and the city of Duluth. It's unfortunate because I feel like a bunch of people who share a similar vision of a new/improved 1st St, which the Kozy is an essential part of, might be able to help the process along somehow. I know this is citizens-take-action 101 stuff, but until enough (and the right) people know a better Kozy/future is possible- until they can imagine it- it can't become a reality.

brautigan

about 3 years ago

p.s. Thanks, Bret, for the encouragement.

Bret

about 3 years ago

Let's start this movement.

Carla

about 3 years ago

Needs a Sugar Daddy (or Momma) to go forward

Terry G.

about 3 years ago

Would be nice if Sherman and Associates bought it...

TimK

about 3 years ago

It would be extra nice if someone like Sherman and Associates bought it directly from Ringsred.

Barrett Chase

about 3 years ago

Duluth police: Arson suspect identified in Kozy fire The article doesn't cite the suspect's name, but he is apparently a 55-year-old homeless male who was, at some point, a resident of the building.

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