Entrepreneurs open doors in Superior

A number of shops opened outside the city, as well.
Tony O’Neil, chef and owner of JamRock Cultural Restaurant, adds his jerk sauce to lobster tails at the Superior Business Center Thursday, June 25. (Jed Carlson /

The city of Superior welcomed new businesses ranging from a seamstress and auto shop to a Jamaican restaurant in the last year.

Here's a brief rundown of the new businesses in the city:

JamRock Cultural Restaurant

Located inside Average Joe's Pub, JamRock Cultural Restaurant serves Jamaican cuisine. Chef Tony O'Neil specializes in jerk chicken and seafood with sides like garlic butter rice or creamy smoked Gouda mac and cheese.

He updates the restaurant's Facebook page often with what he's cooking, as well as days and times the restaurant is open.

Auto Centrum

The shop at 518 Banks Avenue used to be an autobody shop and was completely renovated over the last couple of years. Owners Naim Vrangalla and Fadil Fazliu specialize in working on foreign-made vehicles .


The shop is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 715-718-0333 or find them at to send a message.
Naim Vrangalla, left, and Fadil Fazliu pose for a photograph at Auto Centrum in Superior Monday, June 1. (Jed Carlson /

Superior Cubans

What started as a booth at festivals is now a local food stand for Cuban sandwiches. Jake Kaufman and his brother make and sell the sandwiches every Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. out of the Wednesday Bakery, 1202 Ogden Ave. Find more information on Superior Cubans' Facebook page .
Jake Kaufman, owner of Superior Cubans, adds baking soda as he prepares the mojo sauce mixture Friday, July 17. (Jed Carlson /

All Natural Canines

All Natural Canines offers chemical-free pet grooming and supplies, including products created by owner Amy Mundt of Ashland. She grooms dogs of all sizes as well as cats and rabbits using chemical-free products both on the animals and to clean the shop and equipment.

Located at 1308 Tower Ave., All Natural Canines is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, with grooming available by appointment Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. Visit for more information.


Henry, a year old German Shepard, gets brushed by Amy Mundt at All Natural Canines on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 on Tower Avenue in Superior. (File / Superior Telegram)

Live Limitless

Live Limitless, a sister nutrition club to Tower Fit, opened in the former People’s Drug Store building at 1124 Belknap St. The shop offers protein shakes, meal-replacement shakes, energizing teas, protein bars and free wellness profiles to customers.

Live Limitless is open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Find more information on the shop's Facebook page.

Remodel work was underway Jan. 23, 2020, at the former People's Drug Store building at 1124 Belknap St. Live Limitless, a nutrition club offering in meal-replacement shakes, energizing teas and protein bars, opened in February in the storefront along Baxter Avenue. (File / Superior Telegram)

Wine Seller Winery

Wine Seller Winery, 1409 Belknap St., features bottles of homemade, small-batch wine crafted by owner Tracy Somerville.

The shop is open Wednesday and Thursday from 2-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 2-8 p.m. Find more information on its Facebook page .


Tracy Somerville adds a bottle of red wine to the display at Wine Seller Winery at 1409 Belknap St. in Superior on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (File / Superior Telegram)

Empower Superior Nutrition

Located at 100 Belknap St., Empower Superior Nutrition is the sister shop to Superior Impact Nutrition. Owner Alexandra Schulz and her husband, Luke, serve shakes, as well as offer wellness coaching, meal plans and products for home use.

The shop is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find more information on its Facebook page .

The Stitchery

The Stitchery provides a mix of sewing services, from alterations and repairs to zipper replacements, memory bears and custom clothing. Owner Megan Alanen specializes in work on bridal gowns, but can also repair or tailor men's or women's clothing.

The shop, located at 1830 Tower Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find more information on the shop's Facebook page.
Seamstress and owner of The Stitchery, Megan Alanen, poses for a portrait outside of her new shop at 1830 Tower Avenue in Superior on Tuesday, March 10. (Jed Carlson /


Super Smoke Shop

Owned by Mike and Sam Wazwaz, Super Smoke Shop offers e-cigarettes, e-liquid, chew, cigarettes, accessories, roll-your-own tobacco and flavored wraps as well as CBD products.

It's located in the former Goodwill building at 2401 Tower Ave., Superior. Customers must be 18 or older to enter. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Super Smoke Shop on Tower Avenue in Superior. (File / Superior Telegram)

CBD American Shaman

CBD American Shaman is located at 3110 Tower Ave., Suite 1B, next to Dunkin' Donuts. The store offers a variety of CBD, or cannabidiol, products.

The Superior franchise is owned by Duluth natives Andy Hromatka and Kevin Lindstrom, is managed by Lindstrom's nephew, Luke Lindstrom. Customers must be at least 18 years old to enter the store. Find more information on the store's Facebook page.

Manager Luke Lindstrom stands behind the counter of the new CBD American Shaman store at 3110 Tower Ave., Suite 1B, on July 30, 2019. (File / Superior Telegram)


Transmotion LLC

The business offers hydraulic, pneumatic and air hoses as well as couplings, fittings, belts and gauges. It also offers offer vendor managed inventory for local businesses, taking care of inventory and restocking for different parts needed by production lines

Transmotion LLC is located in the Mariner Retail and Business Center, 69 N. 28th St. E. The store is open to walk-in and business-to-business sales and service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tipsy Beaver

The Tipsy Beaver opened June 1 in the former Grumpy's Tavern, 3823 E. Second St. The bar is open every day from noon until bar close. More information can be found on its Facebook page .

KD's Itasca Bay Family Restaurant

Located at 4901 E. Second St., the business features homemade breads, soups and sauces, salad bar, meat cut in-house, handmade-patty hamburgers and home-roasted turkey instead of deli cuts.

The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

KD’s owner, Lyle Poster, eats at the newest KD’s location, the former Breakwater Restaurant, in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (File / Superior Telegram)

The city wasn’t the only spot to see growth in Douglas County. A number of entrepreneurs opened shop in the county, including the following:



Shade offers home decor and gift items as well as vintage pieces and repurposed furniture in Lake Nebagamon.

The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. More information is available on the store's Facebook page .
From left, Shari and Steve Bridge and Dede Herrick stand in front of their new shop, Shade, in Lake Nebagamon Wednesday, May 13. (Jed Carlson /

Lake Ave Nutrition

Lake Ave Nutrition is a sister store to Superior Impact Nutrition and Empower Superior Nutrition. The shop offers meal replacement shakes, teas, aloe shots and nutrition coaching.

Located in Lake Nebagamon, Lake Ave Nutrition is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find more information on its Facebook page .
Raylee Nindorf, right, grabs a cup for a customer at her shop, Lake Ave Nutrition, in Lake Nebagamon Tuesday, June 9. (Jed Carlson /

Up North Microgreens

Misty and Jeff Radig sell their fresh microgreens at Bridge's Bar in Lake Nebagamon. They are also selling at the Gravel Pit Outdoor Flea Market. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Jeff and Misty Radig pose for a photograph while talking about their new business, Up North Microgreens, in Poplar on Friday, May 1. (Jed Carlson /

NAPA Auto Parts

Scott O'Brien opened an independent NAPA Auto Parts store at 11172 S. O’Brien Parkway, Solon Springs.

In addition to parts for cars, trucks, trailers, towing and small engines, the store offers hydraulic hoses and fittings, Craftsman hand tools, limited parts and accessories for snowmobiles, ATVs and lawn and garden equipment, and a tire machine and spin balancer on-site.

It’s open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Find more information at the shop's Facebook page .

Owner Scott O'Brien stands outside the Solon Springs NAPA Auto Parts store Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (File / Superior Telegram)

Hog Wild BBQ and Smokehouse

The newest restaurant in Solon Springs is serving up appetizers, specialty sandwiches, pulled pork, chicken and burgers. Owners Kim and Steve Kastern also plan to have brisket and ribs available when market prices level out

The restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. to midnight. Find more info on its Facebook page .
Austin Berkhof seals a whiskey barrel table in Hog Wild BBQ in Solon Springs Tuesday, June 9. The barrels are from the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. (Jed Carlson /

Market Beautiful

A mall in Solon Springs features several new businesses , including The Bake Shoppe, Lush Dahlia boutique, Fit53 nutrition club, Branded Salon, massage at The Elysium and Vibe and Flow Yoga.

Search for each shop on Facebook for specific hours.
Business owners from the newly opened Market Beautiful mall in Solon Springs line up for a picture Tuesday, May 19. They are, from left, Jenna Brand of Branded Salon, Ashley Martin of Fit53, Chantal Beerntsen of The Elysium, Beth Reedy of Vibe and Flow Yoga, Ashley Nelson of Lush Dahlia and The Bake Shoppe, and Savanna Sundvick of Fit53. (Jed Carlson /

Elite Portable Toilets LLC

South Range has a new portable toilet service. After growing up and working in the septic business, owner Laurisa Richardson recently branched off on her own. She has roughly 50 units, a truck, a trailer and a contract for the city of Superior.

The service area for Elite Portable Toilets LLC extends about an hour and a half drive from South Range. Most jobs are weekend or monthly contracts, but Richardson said she can offer pricing options for week-long rentals if needed. Visit the Elite Portable Toilets LLC Facebook page, call 715-398-0111 or email for more information.

Laurisa Richardson, owner of Elite Portable Toilets, stands between two of her portable toilets at her home in South Range Tuesday, July 14. (Jed Carlson /

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Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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