DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A brewery says it will move into a Duluth building formerly occupied by a store that sold synthetic drugs.

Blacklist Artisan Ales announced Sunday that it will move into the space where the Last Place on Earth head shop operated. The store’s owner was convicted in 2013, and the building had been seized by the federal government.

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A commercial real estate investment company, Titanium Partners, bought the property from the government. The brewery, which opened in 2012, will serve as the remodeled building’s flagship tenant.

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The brewery says it expects to complete the move by this summer. Head brewer Brian Schanzenbach says the move allows the brewery to expand production while continuing to experiment with new ales.

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