Duluth’s first gay bar opens downtown

The new Duluth Flame Nightclub for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is a glitzy, stylish addition to downtown Duluth, the Duluth News Tribune reports. “I’d like to think that as a community we are beyond making an issue of whether or not it’s a gay bar,” Mayor Don Ness said. “It just seems like a very old-fashioned debate. Of course we welcome this business to Duluth.”
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Alvin Berg and Vince Nelson made history three weeks ago by opening Duluth’s first gay bar, an upscale establishment downtown called the Duluth Flame Nightclub, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

“No one ever had the gumption to do it before,” Nelson told the newspaper. “But Duluth has changed in the last few (mayoral) administrations. A lot has changed in Duluth.”

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