Canal Park Brewing Company

Plans for a brewpub in Canal Park are moving forward, targeting summer 2011 to open.

Canal Park Brewing Co.
300 Canal Park Drive
Former Duluth Spring Co. plant
Next to Canal Park Lodge

17 Comments

patrick

about 10 years ago

Wow! I am excited to see what transpires here. Do you guys have any other details? Who are the owners? Is there any sort of 'theme' in mind? Who will be the brewer?

We will definitely check it out.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Very cool!  Paul, you are one on-the-ball dude!

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Owners are the same as Canal Park Lodge as far as I know -- Island Investment, Inc. 

Rocky Kavajecz is the project manager and a well-known developer. In addition to Canal Park Lodge, he's part-owner of Hotel Chequamegon and Super 8, both in Ashland; and Country Inns in Duluth, Eau Claire and Menomonie.

He's also a part-owner of the Hayward Cinema Four movie theater and is working on a mixed-use project in Mountain Iron that includes a Holiday Inn Express, restaurant, convention center and commercial-retail development. For more about that, read "Rock Ridge developer thinks big with mixed-use $100 million project," by Wayne Nelson, Business North. 

Rocky's father, Ted Kavajecz, and other family members are partners in most of his investments.

Adam

about 10 years ago

Are they going to be able to get an easement to the left of building?

mendoza

about 10 years ago

Hopefully they offer a "spring ale"!

Jake

about 10 years ago

Good god, Paul, is there anything that happens in Duluth that you don't know everything about?

Jonny

about 10 years ago

@ Mendoza

"Spring Ale", huh?  I see what you did right there : )

zra

about 10 years ago

@ jonny: yeah, we're a punny bunch.

Doug Determan

about 10 years ago

So this building is now gone.  It doesn't look good for the Canal Park Brewing Co.  Anybody know what the plans are now?

TimK

about 10 years ago

The building is gone out of necessity. The new owners of the property got a grant to do a hazardous materials cleanup of the site -- it was industrial use for decades. There was a news story within the past month that said they were knocking down the building to make it more cost effective to clean up the area, and then would put up a new building (I assume for the brewing operation).

JW

about 9 years ago

Anything news worthy about this brewery? It still looks like an empty lot.

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

The latest word is that construction will start this fall. I think originally they planned to use the old building, but are instead constructing from scratch.

adam

about 9 years ago

Duluth Tycoons is supposed to open around October as well.

zra

about 9 years ago

I really hope they don't call it Tycoons.

jessige

about 9 years ago

You would prefer Raccoons?

zra

about 9 years ago

Only if the waitstaff dressed up as Daniel Boone.

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