Rod Raymond

Hundreds Swim, Bike, Run Through 34th Brewhouse Triathlon at Island Lake

Organizers say conditions couldn't have been better with cooler temps, and break in the smoky haze.

DULUTH Minn.- The weather was perfect Sunday for bikers, runners and swimmers to compete in the 34th Annual Fitgers’ Brewhouse Triathlon at Island Lake. “You can feel the tension in the air and then once the gun goes off — it’s just go time,” said triathlete Mike Ward. More than 400 athletes signed up to compete in this year’s Brewhouse…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Endion Station Goes from Pub to Inn

New hotel set to open later this week.

DULUTH, Minn.- Later this week Canal Park will welcome a new boutique hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner calls it, making use of the previously empty Endion Station building. “People are hungry for a boutique hotel, and a boutique experience,” Rod Raymond said. Last February Raymond, owner of Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller, branched out of his wheelhouse…

Endion Station Inn Hotel to Open Soon in Canal Park

Old Pub to open up as hotel within the next week.

DULUTH, Minn.- In less than a week Canal Park will welcome its first boutique-style hotel, or “brew-tique” as the owner is calling it, inside the old Endion Station building. The Endion Station Inn features five rooms, priced similarly to the other hotels in the area. Owner Rod Raymond also owns Fitger’s Brewhouse, Burrito Union, and the Rathskeller. He said opening…