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Crooked Pint Ale House plans Duluth location; New tenants announced for Kenwood Village
Crooked Pint in Minneapolis  |  Crooked Pint

Crooked Pint in Minneapolis | Crooked Pint

Twin Ports Residents, raise your glasses. A new pub is coming to town.  

Crooked Pint Alehouse, a nouveu styled urban pub, will open their first Northern Minnesota location at Kenwood Village come Summer 2017. The 4,958 square foot location will take up the largest ground floor retail space and will feature a patio with seating for 76 on the corner of Arrowhead Road and Kenwood Avenue.

Cooked Pint is a Minnesota chain of restaurants based out the Twin Cities that currently has 4 locations within the state. They’re known for their pub fare and for having a huge selection of beers on tap with most locations having atleast 32 available.

Layout for the Duluth Crooked Pint location  |  Duluth Planning Commission

Layout for the Duluth Crooked Pint location | Duluth Planning Commission

Now while the restaurant may be a chain, you’ll most likely forget that when you step in the door. Crooked Pint restaurants feature rough-sawn oak floors and pub styled furniture. It’s meant to feel like a neighborhood restaurant and anything but a chain.

The Duluth location will feature a large bar centered within the room with seating for 30. We're sure this place will be a MAJOR hit with the local college students and residents alike.


Two additional tenants were also announced for the Kenwood Village development when the developer filed their plans with the Duluth Planning Commission. Those plans will go under review at next weeks meeting.

Kenwood Village Development | Duluth Planning Commission

Little Caesar’s will open their second Duluth location on the ground floor in a 1,291 square foot space. The first location for the company in on Michigan Street in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The new location is expected to open in Spring of 2017

Duluth Teachers Credit Union will move their location from 1358 West Arrowhead Road into a new 2,271 square foot space on the ground floor. The new branch is expected to open sometime in 2017.

Don't forget the other previously announced tenant. Caribou Coffee and Einstein Brothers Bagels will open a dual branded location within development also. The 2,500 square foot location will be located on an end-cap on the ground floor and will feature a drive-thru.

One remaining 2,300 square foot retail space is available within the development. Could our dreams of getting a second Chipotle location come true? Let’s cross our fingers.

Plans moving forward for Kenwood development

A project for the corner of Kenwood Avenue and Arrowhead Road is moving forward as United Properties begins to solidify their plans for what will now be a mixed use center. Finance and Commerce reported on latest news regarding the development late last week.

CDINDULUTH reported on the first wave of news for this particular site a few months back when plans were floated for what at that time included a retail center that would be home to the areas first Caribou Coffee and Bruegger's Bagels location. However even with plans in place it was hinted that those plans could change in both size and offering depending on the demand in the market by time of construction.

United Properties looks to have taken the alternative path to their original development plan and sources are saying that the development will include retail and upscale housing above (most likely apartments). The Duluth News Tribune noted that the developers recently paid a hefty $1 million to purchase the corner of Kenwood Avenue and Arrowhead Road along with a neighboring home.

The site originally was to be home to a Duluth Teacher's Credit Union branch back in the early 2000's however plans for that branch never moved forward even after rezoning of the site was approved. DTCU did eventually open a branch across the street in the Kenwood Shopping Center.

After DTCU a number of companies went after the site with McDonald's even exploring the option for a restaurant on the site at one point. The most recent interested party was Walgreen's who ended up not being successful in their efforts to build a location on the site but did in fact end up building a new store across the street. 

What exactly is planned for the site will be released later this month when United Properties details their plans further at a press conference. 

As always, CDINDULUTH will keep you updated when news becomes available.