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Duluth, Eddie’s Attic founder extend agreement

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Duluth, Eddie’s Attic founder extend agreement


This story has been updated. 

The founder of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur has extended his agreement with the city of Duluth to continue presenting shows at the city’s Red Clay Theater, according to a statement from the city.

Eddie Owen founded the Decatur theater that bears his name, Eddie’s Attic, in 1992 but sold the venue in 2002. Ownership of the venue has changed hands a few times since. The current owners fired him 2012.

The extension will keep Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theater for another five years, according to the city of Duluth.

“The City of Duluth understands the importance of nightlife in the downtown and the significance of the arts for the community. We are committed to cultivating the arts and continuing the development and redevelopment of our downtown, and Eddie Owen is a big part of making Downtown Duluth the place to be,” Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris said in a press release.

Attempts to reach Owen so far have been unsuccessful.

The press release from the city says Owen wants to provide “the finest listening venue in the world.”

“You can’t find 260 seats with this asset base anywhere but here in Duluth in this building,” Owen said in the press release.