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Downtown Businesses Hope for Boost from DuLooper Bus

Baihly Warfield
Created: February 28, 2020 07:29 PM

The Greater Downtown Council has been instrumental in getting information out and make sure people still come downtown during the first two years of the Superior Street reconstruction. 

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As Duluth enters Phase 3 of the major project, the GDC hopes the new DuLooper bus route may help boost business downtown. 

"We're seeing so much progress going on, and that means a lot of construction down here," GDC President Kristi Stokes said. "And it's not just Superior Street. It's the medical district and so many other things. And so this will just make it so much easier, another option for people to get around."

And Stokes pointed out the price -- free -- doesn't hurt. The Greater Downtown Council Board of Directors and the Clean & Safe team will be taking a ride Monday morning. 

Stokes said she hopes the GDC has been a rock for businesses during a tough few years of construction. 

"It's really unified the businesses, and I think that's really helped them out," Stokes said. "They've learned from each other, they've partnered with each other."

The DuLooper bus is free and picks riders up at more than a dozen stops every 15 minutes. Stops will be marked with special DuLooper signs, and the lime green color will make the bus itself stand out. 

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