May 14, 1993
This is an aerial view of the construction site of the Stone Ridge Shopping Center near the intersection of Trinity Road and Central Entrance/Miller Trunk Highway. (1993 file / News-Tribune)
The above photo shows the location of the Stone Ridge Shopping Center as it was on May 14, 1993, during its construction. The completed building on the left is Shopko. The shopping center also became home to a number of businesses, including Cub Foods, Taco Bell and Barnes & Noble.
The group of trees across Central Entrance eventually was cleared to make room for Home Depot and, years later, the Olive Garden.
Drilling, blasting and digging go on at the site of the Stone Ridge Shopping Center off Central Entrance in Duluth in these March 18, 1993, photos. (File / News-Tribune)