Asking for two pieces of advice

Two questions:

First: I am working with a journalism student on a news article and in it, the student mentions that a person used to work at a sporting goods store named CZ Wilson. Does that ring any bells?

Second: My daughter is an artist and has created watercolor paintings on seasonal cards (this is not an ad, don’t worry). Now, she would like to take those cards and have them printed on nice stock paper or whatever I really mean to say. Are there good local printers who do that work that people would recommend?

Thank you.



about 11 years ago

CZ Wilson was a sporting goods store in downtown Duluth for many years.  I would guess they've been closed for over 20 years now.  I believe they were locally owned and probably fell victim to the Mall stores, as was common back then.
Sheldon Printing in downtown does great work with the kind of printing I think you're looking for; very nice folks.


about 11 years ago

Perfect. Thanks so much.


about 11 years ago

For printing, I'd also check with Jon Hinkel at Pineapple Arts, 722-2919.

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

I think I went to CZ Wilson with my dad on the store's last day of existence. We bought a bunch of fishing stuff for something like 95% off. This would have been in the mid-late 80s I guess. Then again, that might have been a different store.


about 11 years ago

According to the Duluth Public Library's reference desk -- or the articles they found for me -- they may have had one store in the Holiday Plaza and another on West First? 

Before google was a verb, one of my favorite things to do when I was a newspaper reporter was call the reference desk of the library to investigate things. I think my mom told me that you could call them with any question and they would answer it. I tried it and, wow. It was true. So, today, when Google couldn't tell me anything about C.Z. Wilson Sports, I called the reference desk at the Duluth Public Library where a very nice person tracked down old articles about the place and even offered to go back through old directories to track down the history of the store. So much more fun than Google. Call anytime, she said. Thanks. I will.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

C.Z. Wilson Sporting Goods was located at 221 W. First St. in Duluth. I think its history goes back to at least the 1940s, and it closed in the 1980s. The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission owns the building now.


about 11 years ago

I'll put my plug in for PaperHog downtown for printing.  I did an 11x17 music poster with soft pastel on charcoal paper and brought it down over lunch, got it scanned (150 MB hi res file), and printed 10 copies on the spot on high gloss paper.  They'll get whatever you need done promptly.


about 11 years ago

I remember walking down to C.Z. from Washington Junior in the early 1980s with my friends. They sold gym bags with the local school colors and mascots on them (including Morgan Park Senior and West Junior). We thought that was totally rad!


about 11 years ago

Paper Hog. They can do giclée printing and everything else. Lonnie will help you find exactly what you're looking for at the price you are looking for.


about 11 years ago

They also sponsored the West Duluth traveling pee-wee hockey team for years.

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