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Son and mother duo, Brian and Mary North, owners of the North Pole Restaurant in Newport, reopened the business earlier this month after a much needed remodel. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Newport’s North Pole restaurant re-opens after remodel

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Four days without the North Pole’s signature cafe food and slice of pie may have seemed like an eternity for some loyal customers, but the brief shutdown allowed for a remodel nearly a decade in the making.


Two weeks ago, crews moved a partition wall between the Newport Center restaurant and the neighboring Newport Drug store by 12 feet to make room for 10 new tables, all new booths and a larger foyer in the entrance.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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