Lighthouse Center moving downtown, receives nearly $1M in state grants

The Lighthouse Center for Vital Living worked with Scott Coleman to control a number of devices in his house by talking with an Alexa device, foreground.
Steve Kuchera / 2021 file / Duluth News Tribune

Laura Butterbrodt
December 26, 2022 09:05 AM


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DULUTH — This summer, the Lighthouse Center for Vital Living will move into a more central, visible location in Duluth’s downtown. The disability support services nonprofit will leave its West Duluth location and reopen at 309 W. First St. in summer 2023.

Mary Junnila, executive director of the Lighthouse, said the move has been serendipitous for the organization. The Lighthouse’s current location at 4505 W. Superior St. was sold to a New York investment group last December, so the Lighthouse was no longer able to depend on the rental income from other building tenants. In addition, Junnila said the organization’s assistive technology library was growing too large for the 8,000-square-foot [...]

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