Duluth Grill meets goal

The Duluth Grill has surpassed its Kickstarter campaign goal to raise $10,000 to build an urban orchard on the grounds of an otherwise sea of pavement in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

As of Friday afternoon it had raised nearly $11,800.

But now it has a loftier goal: keep raising money to match a grant from local trash-hauling company Hartel’s/DBJ. Every dollar over $10,000 raised in the Kickstarter campaign, up to $5,000, will be matched by Hartel’s/DBJ to build the rain garden that will slow and filter runoff from the parking lots of the restaurant and adjacent Motel 6.

But hurry. Today’s the last day to donate. Go to http://www.kickstarter.com and type “Duluth Grill” in the “search projects” box.