Revving up the Engine for the Week

“This could be an economic engine for the city of Duluth,” Sherman said in October of the NorShor, which is again to be topped by a landmark tower of lights. The new NorShor — with a 700-seat, stadium-style, balconied, live-performance theater — is expected to generate an estimated $5 million to $6 million of annual economic benefit. “If you look over the last 15 years, starting with the technology village construction, this part of downtown has seen a revitalization,” Ness said. “(The NorShor renovation) is going to be a really critical piece of the puzzle that’s going to pull all the elements together. Personally I think it will be transformational for Old Downtown. It’ll make this part of downtown a destination not only for locals but for the broader region. To have a true arts-and-culture district that will feature top talent and wonderful nightlife is desirable. You currently can’t find anything (like that) north of Minneapolis.” Click here for the full article from the Duluth News Tribune