Volunteers to Clean-up Rundown Kozy Building, Downtown Area

Volunteers will be out Thursday morning removing graffiti and cleaning up the rundown Kozy building and other areas of Duluth. 

The Greater Downtown Council is teaming up with the Duluth Police Fire Departments, Painters Union Local 106, IBEW Local 242 and the City of Duluth and St. Louis County for the project. 

Crews will be working to remove graffiti at the Kozy site as well as provide some fresh paint to the building.   The Kozy went into tax forfeit in  2015. The building has been neglected and deteriorating since a fire in 2010. 

“Unfortunately, this property has been an eyesore for too long in our Downtown.  This allows us to make some temporary improvements to the exterior as we move into the busy summer tourist season,” said Kristi Stokes, president of the Greater Downtown Council. “It also draws attention to the city’s efforts to remove graffiti.” 

Crews will also be working to remove graffiti on city owned property.  Volunteers will be out from 8 am to 4 p.m. at different sites throughout the city. 

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