Officials Speaks Out Against Jim Carlson Coming to Superior

Posted at: 08/29/2013 5:30 PM
Updated at: 08/29/2013 10:45 PM

Last Place on Earth Owner Jim Carlson said Thursday that he's exploring the possibility of opening a methadone clinic or a bar in Superior.

Meanwhile, Superior officials are determined to make sure he doesn't open a shop like Last Place in their city.

Mayor Bruce Hagen held a press conference with the chief of police Thursday, along with the Superior Chamber and members of the business community. Hagen condemned what he called "preying on the vulnerable" by Carlson.

"We will take every single measure that we have available, and perhaps even harsher if necessary, to make sure that this does not happen in our community, that Mr. Carlson is not wanted in our community," Hagen said. "What he provides to the people that he's preying on will not happen in our community."

Hagen also promised to crack down on anyone who rents a building to Carlson.

Carlson wanted to make clear that he doesn't want to open a Last Place-like shop in Superior. Although he is thinking about moving somewhere else near Duluth so that he can resume selling synthetic drugs.