Tavern to Open in Bluestone Commons

Updated: 12/05/2013 11:08 PM
Created: 12/05/2013 11:07 PM

The college crowd will have a new hotspot soon. At least that's what one Duluth businessman hopes.

Tavern on the Hill plans on opening in the new Bluestone Commons on Woodland Ave. near UMD.

The group that owns Blackwater and Blackwoods says the restaurant will be open to the public by June or July of 2014.

They say it will focus on healthy, local food, a full bar, and will have an indoor capacity of 350 people — and room for more on an outdoor patio. 

Local restaurateur Bryan Flaherty says it will fill a void in that neighborhood. 

"People have said 'Why isn't there something near Woodland Avenue? Why isn't there something near the university? Why isn't there something closer to the hill?'"

Flaherty said the new venture with employ about 100 people, including 30 full time.

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