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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OVEMBER/SDECEMBER 2006 • VOLUME 23 • NO. 5



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PRSRT-STD                                                                                                                  Board of Directors
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Staff
                      It’s about time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PAID
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DULUTH, MINN.                                                                                                                          Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Permit No. 212                                                                                                                   Tim Meininger
                                                                                                                                                         5 West First Street
                     Downtown Duluth has
                  broken free of its time-warp.
                 The decorative streetscape
                                                   safer and friendlier,” GDC President Kristi
                                                   Stokes said. “When people see something
                                                   that’s so visible and in disrepair, it sends the
                                                                                                      Quick Gym                                          Duluth, Minnesota 55802
                                                                                                                                                         218-727-8549
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beacon Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vice-Chair




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Great News
                 clocks are ticking again          wrong message that no one is looking out for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bill Bennett
                                                                                                                                                         www.downtownduluth.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LHB Inc.
                 thanks to a generous contribu-    the neighborhood. We are looking out for the
tionfromasupporteroftheGreaterDowntown             neighborhood, so we sought out funds to fix                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Secretary/Treasurer
Council.                                           the problem.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abbot Apter
   The large clocks along Superior Street, First     The timepieces have been targets of public                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mercury Investment Co.
Street and Canal Park Drive hadn’t been            criticism in recent years, as many questioned                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Immediate Past Chair
working correctly for several years, and the       why they even existed if they couldn’t keep                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Daniel Maddy
costly repair and maintenance was not a top        time. The clocks are among many items in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fryberger Buchanan Law Firm
priority in the strapped city budget.              DowntownDuluth’agingstreetscapethathave
   So, instead of watching the downtown’s          been showing signs of deterioration, as they                                                                                                                                                                                         F R O M         T H E      G R E AT E R         D O W N T O W N              C O U N C I L                      Board Members
streetscape continue to deteriorate, the GDC       were installed in the late 1980’s.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nancy Adams
put together a package that would cover the          Whilethedonorwishestoremainanonymous,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maurices, Inc.
purchaseofnewelectricmotors,repairofmove-
mentsandprovidesomeannualmaintenance.
   “In the last two years, our organization has
really stepped up efforts to strengthen the
                                                   the GDC wants to publicly thank them for their
                                                   continued support of the Downtown. We are
                                                   grateful to have such generous contributors in
                                                   our community! GDC
                                                                                                      PerchedabovebustlingSuperiorStreet
                                                                                                      in the Duluth Skywalk System, passers by will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lorie Line                                                                                                         Mark Allison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             U.S. Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Harvey Anderson
image of downtown while making it cleaner,                                                            find Quick Gym - home of the four minute
                                                                                                      workout. The claim that four minutes a day can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to Speak at                                                                                                   SMDC Health System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tony Boen
                                                                                                      beatotalworkout,soundedabitfabricated,but
                                                                                                      after a free one week trial on the sleek ROM                                                                                                                                     22nd Annual                                                                                                      Grandma’s, Inc./
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Canal Park Business Association
GOODBYE, LAVA ROCK!                                                                                   machines, prospective customers quickly
                                                                                                      become members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dinner Meeting                                                                                                     Ron Franzen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       St. Luke’s Hospital
Let the rocks fall.               On an early      which takes up the entire third floor of              ROM stands for Range of Motion, and
                                                                                                                                                              2006 EVENT                                                                                    • Den’s Auto Body                                                                                                                            Mary Lundeen
Novembermorning,workersbeganremovingthe            the building. CustomerLink enjoys an 11,000        according to the company’s web site, users are
                                                                                                                                                           SEASON SPONSORS:                                                    • APEX                       112½ E. 1st St.            Mark your calendar now as nationally acclaimed                                                                   Wells Fargo Bank
prehistoric looking lava rock off of the           square foot renovation including a remodeled       able to exercise 55% of their muscles through
                                                   private Skywalk.                                   over 80% of their range of motion. The system                                                                            306 W. Superior St. #902     • DSGW Architects          composer/pianist Lorie Line will serve as the                                                                        Laura Ness
former Welch building                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Keynote Speaker at the Greater Downtown
                                                                          VersiMark, a startup        consistsofabeautifullyGerman-designedROM                            PREMIER:                                             • Center City                2 W. 1st St. #201                                                                                                                           Vintage Duluth
at 1 E 1st Street in favor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Council’s Annual Meeting on January 17, 2007.
of the more popular sili-
con substrate common-
                                                                       web-based marketing firm,
                                                                       occupies the first floor.
                                                                                                      machine,andatacticalexerciseregimen. Quick
                                                                                                      Gym’s four minute workout using the ROM
                                                                                                                                                                                                        WELCOME                Housing Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               105½ W. 1st St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sivertson Gallery                                                                                                                        Russ Schumacher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Minnesota Power
                                                                                                                                                                                                       NEW GDC MEMBERS                                      361 Canal Park Drive       Line’s motto is “practice pays.” And it’s paid off.
ly known as window                                                     “The original space was        machineprovidestheequivalentofa35minute                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sara Sarvela
glass.                                                                 dark with only small port                                                                                                                                                                                       Line began her career
                                                                                                      jog at four miles per hour, 20 – 45 minutes of                     PLATINUM:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Frame Corner Gallery
   The building’s new                                                  h        o       l        e    aerobic exercise (jogging/running), or 45 min-                                                                                                                                   playing piano at the
                                                                                                                                                            Security Jewelers • Wells Fargo Bank                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tami Tanski-Sherman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Minneapolis Dayton’s
moniker, Lake & First
Building, is just one
piece of a particularly
                                                                       windows providing natural
                                                                       light; we’ve introduced
                                                                       design elements that have
                                                                                                      utes of weight training.
                                                                                                         According to Quick Gym owner Mike
                                                                                                      Dunaisky,“we chose this particular Downtown
                                                                                                                                                            Duluth Downtown Waterfront District

                                                                                                                                                                           GOLD:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2007 Board Nominations                                                        Department Store, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       she would serenade shop-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GDC Annual Dinner Meeting                She is gifted with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, January 17, 2007 ability to play by ear, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fitger’s Brewery Complex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       John Ivey Thomas
aggressive renovation                                                  transformed it into a rich,
                                                                                                      Duluth location because of the high amount of                       • Great Northern Music             The Greater Downtown Council brings forth the following                   pers. With the encourage-         Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites              by the age of nine she was    John Ivey Thomas Associates, Inc.
both internally, and                                                   bright premier space,” said                                                         Holiday Center Merchant’s Association                slate of candidates for the 2007 Board of Directors:                   ment of her fans, she                                                     competing in statewide                  Mark McShane
                                                                                                      traffic and right demographic on the Skywalk
externally, according                                                  Johnson.                                                                           Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites • Maurices Inc.                                                                                   decided to record her first                                               classical competitions.           City of Duluth, Ex Officio
                                                                          AMI        Consulting       System. ManyofourclientsarebusyDowntown
to H & G Development’s                                                                                                                                     Republic Bank • SMDC Health System                                                                                          album on her own without the help of a label.       She was the first person in her family to get a
                                                                       Engineers found The Lake       business people. Because of our location, they                                                                                  OFFICERS                                                                                                                                                             Roz Randorf
Keven Johnson.
                                                                                                      are able to fit us into their tight schedules.”                                                                           Chair: Bill Bennett, LHB, Inc.                         She now operates the largest woman-owned            college degree, obtaining a B.A. in Music from            Duluth News Tribune
   “We purchased the                                                   & First Building to be an                                                                  SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       independent record company in the country.          the University of Nevada, specializing in Piano
                                                                       ideal mix of location and         The Duluth Quick Gym is complete with                       MEDIA SPONSORS:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vice Chair: Abbot Apter, Mercury Investment Co.                                                                                                                                      Merry Wallin
building one year ago                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Performance.
                                                                       amenities. The new             changingareaandpersonalfitnessassistantsto                                                           Secretary/Treasurer: Tami Tanski-Sherman, Fitger’s Brewery Complex                                                                                                                        Clear Channel Radio
with occupancy at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Line prides herself in never taking a business
roughly 25%. Our goals                                                 s t r u c t u r a l            guide users on the equipment and health/life-
                                                                                                      style choices. A free health and wellness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Immediate Past Chair: Tim Meininger, Beacon Bank                    course and attributes her success to hard-work,     As an organization, the GDC is vividly aware of
are to improve the                                                     engineering firm recently
                                                                                                      evaluation and one-week membership is                                                                                                                                            talent, perseverance and “gut instinct.” She has    the important role of arts and entertainment in
overall feel and quality of the                                        held an open house that
                                                   showcased their remodeled suite.                   availabletonewcustomers.Membershipsrange                                                                                BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                       released 26 CDs with sales exceeding 5 million      our community. Line reinforces that message                       Staff
building, to enhance and help improve the                                                                                                               CityLites USA • Houck Motorcoach Advertising                                                                                   copies and Duluth is among the regular stops in     and serves as a great inspiration to the world of
neighboring business district, and to increase        Other renovations consistently re-brand         from $35 – $50 per month, with a unique                                                                                              T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FIRST TERM                                                                                                                                                        Kristi Stokes
                                                   the building with an upscale theme, which is       buddy plan, which allows users to share a
                                                                                                                                                                Shel/Don Reproduction Centre                                                                                           her annual Holiday Extravaganza tour, which         entrepreneurship.                                          President/C.O.O.
occupancy.” H & G Development’s Lake &                                                                                                                                                                                    Ryan Boman, Melhus Management
                                                   apparent upon entering the newly tiled and         membership with a friend for $40.00 per                                                                                                                                          includes 51 shows this year.
First Building is currently closing in on 100%                                                                                                                 HOLIDAY 2006 MEDIA SPONSORS:                            Paul Loraas, Fryberger Buchanan Law Firm                                                                                                                                         Susan Rogge
occupancy and may reach that goal soon.            wallpapered entrance.                              month. Visit the newest Downtown gym                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please plan to join us to hear Line’s story and        Administrative Assistant
   The Lake & First Building houses a                 Built in the early 1900s, the building has      today at 202 West Superior Street or call                                                                           Katherine Marinac, A & L Properties                          With her roots in Reno, Nevada, Line first          celebrate another successful year with the
                                                   transitioned from the former Board of Trade                                                                                                                                                                                         showed signs of musical talent when she began       Greater Downtown Council. GDC                                Steven Waller
numberofnewtenantsincludingCustomerLink,                                            GDC
                                                                                                      218/727-3448. GDC                                                                                                   Roz Randorf, Duluth News Tribune                                                                                                                                      Marketing and Events Director
                                                   Building,OjibwayPress,Beckley-CardyBuilding                                                                                                                            Laura Wright, Grandma’s Marathon                             playing her toy piano at the young age of five.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Published by the Greater Downtown Council.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thank You!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Duringthepastyear,thefollowingmembershavesupportedtheGreater

Window Displays bring back                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DowntownCouncil.Wesalutethesemembersfortheircontinuinginterest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            intheGDCandcommitmenttoenhancingtheDowntownbusinessclimate.

 Downtown Charm & Style                                                                                                                  Electric Fetus      Fitger's Brewery Complex          Frame Corner Gallery   Ace Hardware Downtown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aces On First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Timothy Langguth, DDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. William Kubiak, DDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Housing And
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Redevelopment Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Radisson Hotel Duluth -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Harborview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adecco                          Drs. James Swanstrom &            Izzy Magie                        Ragstock


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        ed curtains created quite a buzz as businesses got            Across the country, downtown communities get into the                                                                                           AdvanstarCommunicationsInc.     Stephen Johnson, DDS              Jamar Co.                         Red Rock Radio Corporation
        into the spirit of “masking” the construction of their     festive spirit and tend to attract visitors just for a stroll down                                                                                 Allenfalls                      Dryer Storaasli Knutson &         Jauss Properties                  Rels Title
          holiday window displays this season.                     Main Street to look at the windows. Such a coordinated                                                                                             Allison's Hallmark                 Pommerville Ltd.               Jitters Coffee & Tea House Inc.   Renegade Comedy Theatre
   During the week of November 13th, twenty-seven                  effort also generates a lot of enthusiasm within all of the                                                                                        Alzheimers Association MN-ND    DSGW Architects                   JohnIveyThomasAssociatesInc.      Republic Bank
businesses covered their windows with curtains provided by         participating businesses.                                                                                                                          American Family Insurance       Duluth Area Family YMCA           John Marxhausen Jewelry           Richard Holmstrom - Attorney
the Greater Downtown Council. Then, on November 17th,                 “It’s a great way for our businesses to show a united front                                                                                     Ameriprise Financial Services   Duluth Athletic Club                 Designer & Goldsmith           Sammy’s Pizza Of Duluth
right before the Christmas City of the North Parade,               and encourage people to experience the Downtown this                                                                                               Andresen & Butterworth PA          Bar & Grill                    Just For The Season               Scenic Title & Abstract Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Angela’s Bella Flora Inc        Duluth Budgeteer News             Kolquist Seitz & Goldman          Schlotzsky's Deli
businesses pulled back their curtains to unveil their new          holiday season,” said Stokes.                                           Frost River        Grandma's Restaurant             Great Northern Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APEX                            Duluth Entertainment              KQDS TV Fox 21                    Security Jewelers
holiday window displays. The window displays are just one             Individuals are encouraged to vote for their favorite win-                                                                                      Arc Northland                      Convention Center (DECC)       Labovitz Enterprises              Service Printers Of Duluth
of several new programs under the 45 Days of December              dow, which automatically enters them into a drawing for the                                                                                        ARDC                            Duluth Huskies Baseball Club      Lake Place Building               Shanghai Express
campaign launched by the GDC this Christmas                        two Downtown gift packages on display at 38 E. Superior                                                                                            Arrowhead Abstract & Title      Duluth King Inc.                  Lake Superior Magazine            Shel/DonReproductionCentre
shopping season.                                                   Street.Merchantsgenerouslydonatednearly$4,000.00worth                                                                                              Bagley & Co. Jewelers           Duluth LISC                       Lakehead Sign                     Sivertson Gallery
   “So many people remember window shopping as a kid               of items; enough to fulfill anyone’s wish list this Christmas.                                                                                     Banner Prints                   Duluth News Tribune               LHB, Inc.                         SMDC Health System
during the holidays; we want people to relive that positive        A huge thank you to those merchants who contributed and                                                                                            Barbara J. Carr                 Duluth Steam Cooperative          Licari Larsen & Company           Smith Barney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        State Farm Insurance             Association                    Life House Inc.                   Sneakers Sports Bar & Grill
experience and share it with their families and friends,”          the visual merchandising team at Maurices who worked                                                                                               Barbo’s Columbia Clothing       Duluth Superior Symphony          Life’s Accessories                Snyder’s Super Stop
said Kristi Stokes, President of the GDC.                                                            ay.
                                                                   tirelessly to assemble the display. GDC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beacon Bank                        Orchestra                      Liscomb Hood Mason                St. Luke's Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BestWestern Downtown Motel      Duluth Transit Authority             Insurance                      Starbucks Coffee Company
                                                                                                                                        Green Mercantile   Northern Lights Books & Gifts          Peasantworks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Betty Lou’s Health Foods Inc.   Eagle Accounting Services         Lizzard's Art Gallery & Framing   Stewart Taylor Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Blustin Optical Center          Eikill & Schilling Ltd            London Rd/Miller Mall             Subway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Building Owners                 Electric Fetus                       Car Wash                       Swenson Anderson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        andManagementAssociation      Era Laboratories Inc.             M & I Bank                        Tadasana Massage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brownie Furniture               Eslabon Jewelry                   Mainstream Fashions For Men       The Basket Case Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bullseye Silkscreen             Esterbrooks, Scott, Signorelli,   Maki & Overom Chartered           The Greenery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bullyan Homes                      Smithson Ltd.                  Manley Management                 The Sandpiper Of Duluth Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CanalParkBusinessAssociation    European Bakery                   Maurices Corporate Office         Torke Weihnachten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Catherine Imports               Explorations                      Medical Arts Pharmacy               Holidays & Chocolate
  Ace Hardware Downtown                                   Allenfall's                                Angela’s Bella Flora                                                                                             CellularOne                     F. I. Salter Co,                  Melander Melander Schilling       Trip Planners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Center City Housing             Faster Solutions                  MelhusManagementCompany           Twin Ports Insurance
                                                                                                                                           Ragstock              Security Jewelers               Sivertson Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Christian Science               Fichtner’s Home Market            Mercury Investment Co.            Twin Ports People
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reading Room                  Fitger’s Brewery Complex          Merrill Lynch                     UMD Center For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHUM                            Fond-du-Luth Casino               Midwest Communications              Economic Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Citon Computer Corporation      Frame Corner & Gallery            Minnesota Power,                  US Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CityLites USA                   Fryberger Buchanan Law Firm          An ALLETE Company              USA Foxx & Furs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clear Channel Radio Duluth      Garon Bros. Jewelers              Minnesota Public Radio            Value Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Comfort Zone                    GlenwoodCommunicationsInc.        Minnesota Surplus & Outfitters    Vintage Duluth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Therapeutic Massage           Grandma’s Marathon                MN Teen Challenge - Duluth        Vonjaro Company, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Community Action Duluth         Grandma’s Saloon & Deli           National Bank Of Commerce         Voyageur Lakewalk Inn
      Art Options Gallery                          Bagley & Co. Jewelers                         Barbo's Columbia Clothing                                                                                            Computer Renaissance            Great Northern Music Center       North Shore Bank Of               Waddell & Reed Inc
                                                                                                                                           Starbucks              The Greenery                   USA Foxx & Furs      Consolidated Title & Abstract   Green Mercantile                     Commerce                       WDIO TV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cost Cutters                    H. T. Klatzky & Associates        Northland’s News Center           Wells Fargo Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Curran Tax Service              Hanft Fride Law Firm              Oneida Realty                     Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DAC Deli                        Harbor City                       Original Coney Island             Western Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Damiano Social Services            International School           Otis Elevator                     WestmorelandFlint LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Den’s Auto Body                 Harbor Security Shop Inc          Otis-Magie Insurance Agency       Wheeler Associates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace        Hawthorn Suites at                P. S. Rudie & Associates          Young & Associates Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. James Fellman - DDS            Waterfront Plaza               Peterson Anderson Flowers         Zenith Administrators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Michael Bussa - DDS         Henry A. Anderson Agency          Pharaoh Mortgage                  ZLB Bioplasma Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Northern Endodontics            Holappa Commercial                Pizza Luce                        Z’s Deli & Restaurant
      Catherine Imports                             Clear Channel Radio                                      DSGW                                                                                                       Associates                       Real Estate                    Points North Consulting Inc.      GDC

                                                                                                                                             YMCA              ZLB Plasma Services         GREATER DOWNTOWN COUNCIL     (Dr. Richard Kronzer &        Holiday Center Association        Porter's Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Thomas Zbaracki, Jr.)     Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites        PrudentialTrusccottRealtorsInc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Richard Oase, DDS           Hoovie’s Popcorn Wagon

				
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