Duluth's Lakeside Neighborhood Welcomes First Liquor Store in More than a Century

Taylor Holt
Updated: May 21, 2019 10:38 PM

Lakeside Liquors is officially opening as the first liquor store to inhabit Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood in over a century.

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That was due to a neighborhood prohibition on alcohol sales from 1891 to 2016. It was voted on and repealed 4 years ago.

The new store at 4507 E. Superior St. opened it's doors Tuesday night to family and friends to celebrate. It's in a 4,000 square foot space. Dawn Moran, one of the owners says it's an exciting day, and that they are happy to be filling a niche. 

"We had a lot of great feedback . People are excited. We've got people honking, and waving and taking pictures as they go by. It's a big deal," said Moran. 

Moran says they'll offer a little bit of everything and as Lakeside residents themselves, they want to keep their products local. 

"We want to be really cognizant of our local brewers and crafters. We want to make sure we have all their products covered. We're local people. We want to make sure we have local goods. 

Lakeside residents like Steve Preston say the business is a needed addition to the neighborhood.

It's what it needed out here. It didn't seem right to drive to 26th or on top of the hill or somewhere else," said Preston. "There's some that would like it never to be here but I think it's important that you have businesses in Lakeside too."

The store will officially open to the public Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. 


Taylor Holt

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