Former Last Place on Earth Building Under New Ownership

A new chapter is in the works for the former Last Place on Earth Building in Downtown Duluth’s Historic Arts and Theatre District.

Titanium Partners, LLC, a Duluth-based commercial real estate investment company, has closed on the purchase of the property from the United States Government.

While plans are being finalized for what will be the ultimate end-use of the building, work will begin this fall to improve the structure of the building in preparation for future development.

“We are excited to be helping revitalize a small piece of what is happening in the renaissance of the historic arts and theatre district in downtown Duluth,” said Brian Forcier, president of Titanium Partners.

The building includes two floors of office space that will undergo a major face lift in the next few months along with providing a highly visible retail offering with a garage storage component, which is in strong demand in the Duluth marketplace.

The LPOE building gained national notoriety when the building had been used as what is commonly referred to as a “head shop” and featured the sale of synthetic drugs.

The former owner is serving a federal prison sentence after being convicted of charges related to the sale of synthetics, and the building was seized by the federal government.

“We are seeing major transformations take place in this district of our downtown,” said Kristi Stokes, president of the Greater Downtown Council. “I applaud the developer for taking on this project and helping to write a new chapter for this property. We are looking forward to working with Titanium Partners and know they are committed to bringing the 120 East Superior Street address back as a strong contributor to the commercial business district.”

Categories: Business-imported, News-imported