NorShor Project Will Include Tower

By KBJR News 1

NorShor Project Will Include Tower

March 13, 2013 Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Plans to restore the historic NorShor Theater are progressing, including bringing back the six-story tower that once jutted up into the Duluth skyline.

City officials say Twin Cities based real estate developer Sherman and Associates will work on the project.

The new community theater will feature 700 seats and will be operated by the Duluth playhouse theater. Construction should commence in August, taking just over one year.

Director of Business and Economic Development for the city of Duluth Christopher Eng says the theater, with the restored tower will fit nicely in the newly dubbed creative corridor lining the eastern blocks of downtown Duluth.

"Now with the NorShor theater being restored this fall--starting in August--we're going to see a $25 million investment in that part of downtown," said Eng at City Hall Wednesday.

Eng also said that starting this summer, construction will begin on the old Lange Motor Building where a new fitgers brewery, a bakery and other businesses will set up shop.

Written for the web by Zach Vavricka