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Superior Street Construction to Begin on April 8

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The City of Duluth is excited to kick off the next season of transformation in downtown Duluth with a series of upcoming events. Superior Street will undergo the second of three phases of construction to install improved utilities, energy efficient closed loop hot water heat system, and streetscape amenities that cater to more pedestrian activity and enjoyment.

The second phase extends from east of Lake Avenue to west of 4th Avenue E., and this phase does include and affect the NorShor Theatre.

The following events are important upcoming dates for the project:

  • Monday, April 1 at 10:00 am – A public meeting will be held at Greysolon Ballroom (231 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802) to provide information pertinent to this phase of the project.
  • Monday, April 8 – Pending weather conditions, Superior Street from the east side of Lake Ave to the west side of 3rd Ave E will be closed beginning on Monday, April 8.
    • This may or may not affect our patrons attending the final weekend of Sweeney Todd (April 11-14).
  • Monday, April 8 at 1:00pm¬†– Season 2 public kickoff event in front of the Tech Village between Lake Avenue and 1st Avenue E. The public is invited to attend the event that will include speeches from Mayor Emily Larson, Kristi Stokes with the Greater Downtown Council, Northland Constructors, and several other key partners of the project.

What does this mean for our patrons coming to see a show between now and October?

  • Sidewalk access will still be available, but if you typically do front door drop-off before and/or pick-up after performances, this will most likely not be an option. It may remain an option through the run of Sweeney Todd, but for upcoming events after Sweeney Todd and through October, this will most likely not be an option.
  • Parking is available in both the Medical Ramp, located behind the Sheraton Hotel. This ramp is currently free for the 1st hour and free after 5:00pm.¬†This ramp is also connected to the Greysolon Plaza and the NorShor Theatre via the skywalk, and new directional signage will help guide patrons and visitors to both locations.
  • Another parking option is the HART District ramp. There is access to this ramp via 1st Street on the left-hand side of the street, right after the Pawn Duluth storefront. This ramp also has free parking for the first hour, but it is NOT connected to the NorShor Theatre via the skywalk. Patrons will have to walk to the theatre from this ramp.
  • If patrons required wheelchair assistance, we have you covered! Right inside the doors of the Medical Parking Ramp (marked with the NorShor logo), we have a waiting area and an usher ready to help should you require assistance safely navigating the skywalk and your way into the NorShor.
  • New signage is being posted throughout the parking ramps, as well as street kiosks to assist with directions and wayfinding.
  • Our Box Office hours will currently remain the same (Monday-Friday, noon-6:00pm), and you may always contact us by phone (218.733.7555) or email (boxoffice@norshortheatre.com) for assistance.

We’ll be doing our best to keep our patrons informed of changes and happenings while Phase 2 of the Superior Street project occurs throughout the summer.

Learn more about the project phases, get in touch with project staff and get the “Word on the Street” by subscribing to press releases and weekly newsletters at www.superiorstreet.org.

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