It is safe to say Dubh Linn Pub is a downtown Duluth success story. In its five years in business, the Irish pub has grown from being a bar with a game room to also a restaurant and soon will have its own on-site brewery.
Itâ€™s become a popular night spot and its comedy nights pack them in.
But it wasnâ€™t until a couple of years ago that the owners considered actually buying their building in the heart of downtown at 109 W. Superior St. the former site of Snyderâ€™s drugstore.
Their expansion to include a kitchen last year changed that, said Mike Maxim Jr. who owns the business with his father, Mike Sr.
Last month, their purchase of the building, from Eric Ringsred for $450,000 became final, city records show.
â€œEric was looking to sell it,â€ Mike Jr. explained. â€œBefore the food, we wouldnâ€™t have considered it.â€
Now, it’s clear they’re in it for the long haul. And that’s good for downtown.