The Duluthian, our Chamber of Commerce magazine, visited us at the shop and found lots of good stuff happening. Read about it here. The Frost River Trading Co. storefront continues to impress new visitors, and brings return visits. Many shoppers are well fed and happy, just coming from the brand new restaurant across the street, the OMC Smokehouse. We can tell when the Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Tap Room is open, people stream through the back door, on their way to or from a growler fill or a pint of craft beer. The handcrafted shoes and leather bags at Hemlock’s Leatherworks provide a complementary contrast to the rugged and woodsy packs and bags that we make in our shop. Motorcycle entourages rumble past the shop on two wheeled pilgrimages to Aerostich, whose custom protective suits have a loyal following. Duluth Pottery staff and contractors are working hard to renovate the neighborhood paint store into a pottery studio to host art, classes, and retail. The Duluth Folk School has all sorts of classes for people to get “hands on” in Lincoln Park, too.