West Duluth Business Club looking for input about the future

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The West Duluth Business Club wants input to shape the future of the area.

President Susan Coen said there are more than 300 businesses in the West Duluth business district. And with the Lake Superior Zoo and Spirit Mountain there too, there are plenty of reasons to make it a destination. But they also have vacancies they want to fill and development they’d like to see.

"We have some empty buildings that we need to get filled. We need to attract some developers and some change to those vacant buildings," Coen said. "And so we want to be able to know who we’re attracting to take over the vacancies that are there or maybe to do some new building such as housing."

Thursday marked the first of three meetings to get community input into the direction West Duluth should go. People discussed a shared vision, what stands in the way, and identified who else needs to be included in the discussion.

The people that work, live, and play here are probably the best people to make that decision," Coen said.

Information about the next meetings will be posted at westduluthbusinessclub.com.