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Sky Room Restaurant Adjoining the Buena Vista Motel

Sky Room at Buena Vista

A panorama view from high atop Skyline Drive overlooking Duluth. The Buena Vista Motel and its lounge and restaurant opened in the 1950s. Bob Magie, Bob Nylen and Jerry Strum bought it in 1986 and oversaw a remodel in 1995. They operated the business for nearly 20 years before selling in 2005 to developer Tim Wiklund, who demolished the structure to create the 45-unit Superior Vista condominium complex.

3 Comments

Ramos

about 2 years ago

Once I ate there during a lightning storm at night. That was the best.

FranceneStarr

about 2 years ago

I really miss that view!!!

rogue

about 2 years ago

While interviewing for a job, my future coworkers took me to the Buena. That view sold me on the job and Duluth! Broke my heart to see them "pave paradise."

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