Far West Market Closes, 1995

November 19, 1995 Mike Cragin, owner of the Far West Market in Gary-New Duluth, will close up shop next month. The store is located at 1306 Commonwealth Avenue in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood. (Kathy Strauss / News-Tribune) WRONG SIZE FOR SURVIVAL GARY’S OLD FAR WEST MARKET FINALLY FALLS TO MEGAMARKETS AND NEARBY CONVENIENCE STORES News-Tribune…
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Loverboy Comes To Town, 1982

February 15, 1982 A screaming contingent claiming to be half the city of Virginia joined several thousand other rock fans crammed into the entrance of the Duluth Arena on Monday, February 15, 1982, before a concert by rock groups Loverboy and Quarterflash. Tickets for the concert sold out faster than any show since Elvis Presley,…
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Bye-bye, Buena Vista, 2005

August 29, 2005 The Buena Vista motel-lounge-restaurant along Skyline Parkway in Duluth, August 2005. (Bob King / News Tribune) BYE-BYE, BUENA VISTA SADNESS AND PROGRESS MERGE AS A LANDMARK RESTAURANT AND MOTEL CLOSES TO MAKE WAY FOR CONDOMINIUMS Duluth News Tribune All summer, loyal customers flocked to the Buena Vista for one last gaze at…
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Duluth’s Bowery, 1950s

1950s This undated photo of Superior Street, at the west end of downtown Duluth, is captioned "Old Bowery in Duluth" in the News Tribune files. Most of the buildings in this view were demolished in the late 1950s and early 1960s as part of the Gateway redevelopment project, and the cars suggest a date in…
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News Tribune Attic: Now With Search!

At long last, there is a search box available on the News Tribune Attic – it’s at the top of the right-hand column. Especially for those readers new to the blog, take advantage of the search option to look up past posts you may have missed. – Andrew Krueger