Cloud 9 Asian Bistro opened on Monday in the Canal Park spot formerally occupied by Thia Krathong — 308 S. Lake Ave. It’s owned by the Wang family, the same folks behind the Duluth Osaka Sushi Hibachi Steakhouse in the Burning Tree Plaza. If last night was any indication, Cloud 9 a very quiet place to eat, and the food is excellent. Continue Reading
My family went down to the ship canal in Duluth on Monday and noticed that the north pier light was being worked on. The light itself was wrapped up, and all the glass had been removed. The entire black upper portion of the light had been painted with grey primer. Three men in hard hats, one up on top, were at work.
The little door at the bottom of the light was open and we could see the little stairway inside. In over 35 years we had never seen that door open!
We went inside the Canal Park Museum and talked to the fellow at the information desk, a employee of the U.S. Corp of Engineering. He told us that they are in the process of updating the lights themselves on both piers, north and south. They are taking out the old Fresnel lenses out and replacing them with maintenance free plastic enclosed lights. He informed us that the U.S. Coastguard (which maintains the lighthouses) does not have the resources to maintain the lights as they are now.
One of the lights being removed is more than 100 years old.
We were sorry to see the old lights being removed. They have yet to change over the south pier light.
Anyone have any idea who is responsible for the Piedmont/Lincoln Park stretch of Hwy 53? I’m guessing it’s the state that has dropped the ball on this one. Tall grass on sides looks like it’s never been mowed and the sidewalks are completely covered in a 1/8″ of gravel. The street sweepers came through the neighborhood and didn’t touch them.
Hey all! My friend Andy Pletcher had a couple of instruments stolen out of his car early Sunday morning (sometime between 2am and 11am) while parked off the street on the 700 block of East Superior Street. They are:
A black Sterling (by Musicman) bass in a soft case
A red Gibson Flying V in a soft case.
So, if some crank-head, drunk, loady or otherwise morally deficit person offers to sell you either of these do me a favor and stab them with your butterfly knife. Or let me or the cops know. I will post serial numbers when they become available. Please share this post on your newsfeed. Be like McGruff and help take a bite outta crime!
3. Make them play outside. Like all day. All. Damn. Day.
Well someone out on the upper reaches of the Sucker River is letting their kids do just that. I was out for a bike ride on Friday and came across these two bikes and heard a great deal of 10-yr old (guessing) laughing coming from the river.
Well done Duluth, well done.
(Although it is funny to note: bikes were locked to the bridge. You know, since some jerk might come along and steal them).
The Dames lost both bouts. But more importantly, we Rollerdames fans are losing some familiar faces. The following Dames are retiring this year: SoKo Rebel, Wright Around Ya, Killah Cleta, Lady Gotcha, Nasty Fantastic, Hook N Splatter, Janet Smackson, Jilly Willy, Crumpet Crusher, Little Miss Spooky.
I am surely a fan of the Dames, but the first time I met these athletes at Buffalo Wild Wings, I got shivers. They are really, really good at their sport, and they are really, really good as a team. Dames fans will miss them.
If you are into dark and depressing movies (that take place in Duluth) then come check it out! Screenings are at 7 and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Zinema 2. I’ll be doing a Q&A after both shows. It recently played to full houses at the Duluth Superior Film Festival and people seemed to dig it. It is unrated, but the MPAA would easily slap an R on it, so keep that in mind. It is very dark.