Former furniture store demolished to make way for apartments

The former Roberts Home Furnishings building is being demolished. The former Roberts Home Furnishings building is being demolished. |  Photo: Provided by P&R Companies

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Updated: April 07, 2021 04:12 PM
Created: April 07, 2021 04:12 PM

A well-known building in Duluth's Lincoln Park Craft District met the wrecking crew Wednesday, making way for a future apartment building.

The former Roberts Home Furnishings building at the corner of West Superior Street and 21st Avenue West, near the "can of worms" interchange, will be replaced with the Lincoln Park Flats. The four-story, 74-unit building is being constructed by P&R Companies.

The building will include studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with private decks.

"Lincoln Park is the perfect home for a development like this. This area has a hip, fun flare and is convenient to everything in the Twin Ports," said Megan Holsclaw, Property Manager at P&R Properties, in a news release.

"This development will draw a variety of people, especially those like bike commuters who are looking for ultra-convenient access to downtown, Duluth’s waterfront and the city’s recreation areas," Holsclaw said.

The former furniture store building had been the site of a fire in January when it was vacant. St. Louis County property records show the structure was constructed as three separate buildings, two of them in 1890 and the third in 1901.

The new apartment building is slated for completion in the spring of 2022.

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