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In what may be the crowning achievement of their seemingly endless expansion of beer related businesses, partners Rod Raymond and Tim Nelson have agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the Independent School District 709 of Duluth to acquire the Old New Central High School. The 800,000 square foot building was abandoned by the School District after the long-range facilities “Blood Red Plan” was implemented. The last graduating class was that of 2011. Rod Raymond, speaking off the record, admitted that they plan to open a beer themed mall in the former school.
Katie Kaufman, speaking anonymously on behalf of the School District explains: “This long anticipated windfall resulting from the sale of that stodgy old building will make all the difference to many Duluth students next year; with the extra $27,000 we will be able to hire two part time teaching assistants. To all you naysayers who didn’t think we could get the job done, we told you so.”
Raymond and Nelson’s holding company, Just Take Action, is the parent company of Fitgers Brewhouse, Fitgers Brewhouse Beer Store, Red Star Lounge, Tycoons and Burrito Union. Additional recent acquisitions include the former Carlson Bookstore on East Superior St, which is currently being fitted to operate as a larger brewing facility, a beer mini-mall and a bar; and the former Endion Station at the corner of the lake in Canal Park. Endion Station is rumored to be re-opening as another beer store, ice cream parlor and a bar.
Little concrete information is known at this time, but insiders (Raymond) tell the Northland Enquirer that the beer mall will have a beer filled swimming pool, a beer fountain, a beer waterfall, indoor volleyball courts, a giant beer pong court, a beer furniture store and a daycare center. “Naturally, we will sell only delicious Fitger’s Brewhouse beer, which is nutritious and helps build strong bones too.” Raymond chortled: “Just Take That, Bernicks!” Construction is to begin this summer, with an estimated project completion in summer of 2014.
Other northland Enquirer staff assisted in this story.