Duluth’s Lake Superior Medical Equipment celebrates its grand opening

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Lake Superior Medical Equipment celebrated its grand opening at its new location in Duluth with excitement and joy after a fire in September 2022 that caused the original location to be destroyed.

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“We’re very excited about it. It’s been a long road for us since our business was destroyed by a fire in the Hillside area back in September of 2022. Probably the most difficult part of setting up and getting things together was getting all the wrinkles out so that we can have a grand opening like this,” said Tom Jamison, the president of Lake Superior Medical Equipment.

The locally owned and operated business was founded in 2002, and Jamison purchased the company with locations in Cloquet and Duluth in March 2015.

The medical supply store now calls West Duluth home, as it relocated to the lower level of the Bullyan Center located at 4730 Mike Colalillo Drive. The company signed a long-term lease with the non-profit UDAC and opened on Monday, May 1st, maintaining their hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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The new location offers something different than the old East 4th Street location didn’t have a lot of in terms of space, as Jamison shares. “It’s more user-friendly for the customers. Our old space was kind of broken up, it was older, it was an older building, rather dated.”

As Lake Superior Medical Equipment has restored its business back into two locations, Jamison describes how the grand opening will continue to keep things going in a positive direction.

“We love our new space, and we were growing. We were growing before the fire and we grew after the fire, believe it or not. Even then we were housed out of one location, a much smaller space. Now we feel we’ve really got that breathing room, that space customers can come in here. They’ve got a nice open, a nice open feeling to space. It’s not crowded, and we think that it’s just going to be upward and beyond.”