Radisson Reopening Delayed Again

Posted at: 04/26/2013 3:38 PM
Updated at: 04/26/2013 9:40 PM

A downtown Duluth hotel closed since March will remain closed until at least the beginning of June.

The Radisson was scheduled to reopen around May 15, but general manager Jeff Briner says parts and equipment to get the hotel up and running again won't arrive for several more weeks.  The reopening date had originally been set for approximately May 1 and was later changed to May 15 before the most recent change to June.

The new reopening date comes within weeks of the city's biggest event of the year, Grandma's Marathon, which is set for June 22.

The hotel closed after a March 13 water line break flooded parts of its basement, damaging equipment and knocking out power to the building.  The hotel and city officials have disagreed over who owns the line that broke.

The closure has also affected the JJ Astor Restaurant, which is located on the top floor.  The hotel has been up for sale since January.