Greysolon Plaza's corner storefront will finally be home to an upscale cafe after being empty for the last few years. 

The Lark Cafe will be a coffee shop and eatery with an aviation theme. The cafe's name was inspired by the Lark of Duluth, a seaplane that was owned by Julius Barnes who was a wealthy Duluth grain trader and entrepreneur. The aircraft made history by providing the  world's first commercial passenger air service, shuttling passengers between two Florida cities.

Mark Marino, his wife Sandra Ettestad (who own the Portland Malt Shoppe), and Don Monaco (owner of Monaco Air Duluth) will be running this cafe venture. Ettestad founded the Duluth Aviation Institute which works to increase awareness of the local contributions made to aviation's history.

While details of the cafe are set to be revealed at a later date, the cafe plans to open the Christmas City of the North Parade on November 20th. However inspections could push the opening date to December. You can read the full article here and let me know what you think of this new upscale cafe in the comments below.

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