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Duluth Liquor Stores vs. Tattoo Parlors

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In recent years I’ve noticed a number of Duluth liquor stores have gone out of business while a number of tattoo parlors have opened. I like to joke that the latter business model depends on the former, but lately I’ve had the perception that at some point in recent history the number of tattoo parlors grew to exceed the number of liquor stores.

An ongoing count, however, suggests otherwise. The lists in this post show 16 liquor stores within Duluth city limits, but only five tattoo parlors. Of course, I tend to keep better tabs on where beer can be procured than on places to have my flesh artistically carved. So help me out. What liquor stores or tattoo parlors are missing from these lists?

Duluth Liquor Stores
Big Bottle Shop
Canal Park Liquors
Cash Wise Liquor
Fitger’s Wine Cellar
Gary Liquor
George’s Liquor
Lake Aire Bottle Shop
Lake Superior Bottle Shop
Loiselle Liquor Store
Mount Royal Bottle Shoppe
Piedmont Bottle Shop
Shanty Bottle Shop
Super One Liquor
27 Liquor
University Liquor
Woodland Liquors

Duluth Tattoo Parlors
Absolute Bodyart
Anchors End Tattoo
Benchmark Tattoo & Gallery
Living Art Studio
VIP Tattoo Studio
 

9 Comments

TimK

about 2 years ago

Is Kenwood Liquor closed now?

Melissa Hongo

about 2 years ago

Liquor store on 4th St-- Shanty?
Did you list the one on 1st and 1st? No idea the name

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I think at some point about ten years ago Kenwood Liquor closed and George's Liquor opened, but I'm not sure exactly what happened there.

How the hell did I forget the Shanty and Lake Superior Bottle?

TimK

about 2 years ago

That's just the liquor talkin'....

jayinduluth

about 2 years ago

What about the liquor store in Canal Park?  Canal Park Liquor??

jayinduluth

about 2 years ago

Also, I think technically you can get off-sale at Billy's, but technically, that might be outside of Duluth.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

And here I thought all the comments would be about tattoo shops missing from the list.

Canal Park Liquor has been added to the list. Billy's is in Rice Lake Township.

johnbeargrease

about 2 years ago

Isn't there a liquor store right inside the main entrance to Fitger's?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Fitger's Wine Cellar is the liquor store of which John Beargrease speaks.

Strangely, my original list included several liquor stores I haven't so much as entered in five years, but I neglected to list several places I've made purchases from in the past six months.

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