The Memo: UpDawg meals truck finds residency in Superior; Cloquet sporting items retailer closes – Duluth Information Tribune


SUPERIOR — UpDawg Food Truck has found a stationary base in Average Joe’s Bar’s kitchen.

The UpDawg Food Truck opened in Duluth in 2021.

Contributed / UpDawg

Co-founders Cory Netland and David Fitch debuted their artisanal hot dog creations in Duluth last summer. With the new home base, UpDawg can offer its food to customers on a regular basis and prepare for larger catering events with the fully equipped kitchen.

Netland and Fitch said they will be taking over the Average Joe’s kitchen within the next month. It was previously occupied by Cousin Chuy’s, which moved to downtown Duluth and reopened as Loaf and Ladle.

Opening of a women’s boutique in Fitgers complex

A women’s boutique from Shell Lake, Wisconsin is opening its second store at Fitger’s Complex in Duluth.

Co-owned by Grace Shervey and Cait Lombard, Indigo The Label is a women’s lifestyle boutique offering clothing, accessories and homeware. The boutique’s first location opened in Shell Lake in 2019.

“Having come from a small town, we know how difficult it is to find cutting-edge trends, so we decided to launch Indigo The Label and build confidence through fashion and creativity while empowering entrepreneurs like us,” said shervey “We look forward to being a part of the Fitger family and community of Duluth.”

Indigo The Label is located at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St., open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cloquet Sporting Goods is closing next month

Cloquet Sporting Goods announced on social media earlier this month that the store would be closing effective April 1. According to the post, the pandemic has made it difficult for the sporting goods store to stay in business.

Cloquet Sporting Goods was incorporated in June 2020 at Cloquet Ave. 1111 opens and buys and sells new and gently used exercise equipment.

Laura Butterbrodt reports on health and the economy for the Duluth News Tribune. Contact her at 218-723-5320 or [email protected]