Chi-Chi’s Mexican Restaurante Opens, 1984

Sept. 5, 1984 Mike Swanson (left) is interviewed by Candy Pilon, service manager for Chi-Chi’s, at the Government Service Center in Duluth in this Sept. 5, 1984, photo. (Chuck Curtis / News-Tribune) Chi-Chi’s Mexican Restaurante opened Oct. 4, 1984, in the Fitger’s Brewery Complex in Duluth. The restaurant closed Sept. 19, 2004, 15 days shy…
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King Kong On Central Administration Building, 1990

Jan. 18, 1990   School board has “monkey” on its back: King Kong is atop the Central Administration Building in this snow sculpture in the front yard at 2101 E. 4th St. in Duluth in this Jan. 18, 1990, photo. (Chuck Curtis / News-Tribune) Snow sculptures in winter are a common sight in the front…
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Kolar Buick Toyota Fire, 1984

July 18, 1984 Heavy smoke wafts from the Kolar Buick Toyota dealership in Duluth in the early stages of a fire that later raged out of control, consuming the building and its contents. Early reports estimate 35 to 40 cars were destroyed. (John Rott / News Tribune) Fire ravaged the Kolar Buick Toyota dealership on…
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Video Vision, 1983

Nov. 23, 1983 Here’s a photo from outside Video Vision at 122 West First Street in Duluth. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) In 1983, Video Vision occupied the space at 122 W. First St. in Duluth. The photo was shot on a Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. The building is currently home to Anchors End Tattoo…
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