Another Of The Northland’s Legendary Characters Passes Away

First, Richard Wozniak of Duluth’s Young at Heart Records passed away Feb. 18 at age 94. Now, Charlotte Zacher, the longtime owner of Charlotte’s Cafe in Carlton, has died at age 99 (just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday). Charlotte was known far and wide for wearing elegant evening gowns (and many other…
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Duluth’s Most Flammable Building?

This view from the 11th floor of the Medical Arts Building shows the extent of the damage to scaffolding on the Northwestern Bell building after a fire on Nov. 27, 1983. (Jack Rendulich / News Tribune) This is a “best of the Attic” post – something I originally posted on this blog more than four…
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Richard Wozniak, Young At Heart Records Owner, Dies At 94

Richard Wozniak, who owned the well-known Young at Heart Records in downtown Duluth for more than 40 years, died on Feb. 18 at age 94. You can read the obituary on the News Tribune website. I posted several articles about Wozniak and his store on this site back in 2009. You can find those posts…
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Kenwood Shopping Center, 1961

This view of the Kenwood Shopping Center – click on the photo for a larger version – is from the Duluth Herald on March 15, 1961. I apologize for the quality; it’s the best version I had available. The photo ran with a story mentioning several new shops and sales to be held at the…
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Wall Comes Tumbling Down In Duluth’s West End

No one was injured when concrete cornices fell from the Johnson Furniture Co. building, 1917 W. Superior St. in Duluth, on Oct. 16, 1968. Dennis Johnson, a member of the firm, reported that before the cornices fell a bright flash of lightning was seen and might have caused the collapse. When the cornices collapsed they…
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