Fox 21 News reports a new café has opened in the former Vietnamese Lotus Inn location at 1314 Commonwealth Ave. in Duluth’s Gary neighborhood. The Trophy Café is owned by Mont du Lac Resort and managed by Mike Ohara.
St. Louis County records show Matt Gregg is the owner of the building. He purchased it from Steven D. and Cuc T. Allen one year ago for $40,000. The Allens were proprietors of the Lotus Inn, which they operated from 2003 to 2013, and briefly reopened in 2015 under the name VN Coffeehouse.
Update: On July 17 St. Louis County recorded the sale of the building to Larry and Donna Pulkrabek for $42,593.
Trophy Café is open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering made-from-scratch breakfasts and a lunch menu that includes sandwiches, wraps and burgers.
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