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Alan Retkinski, president of Paul Bunyan Mall’s new management firm, Lexington Realty International, was introduced to the Bemidji community Monday. He is pictured cutting the ribbon at the mall, marking its new ownership. From left are Susan Goudge, Paul Bunyan Mall manager; Retkinski; Rita Albrecht, Bemidji mayor; Janice Dagen, Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador; and Benita Dingman, Chamber ambassador. Bethany Wesley | Bemidji Pioneer

New owners of Bemidji's Paul Bunyan Mall seek occupants, plan family friendly center


BEMIDJI – Alan Retkinski envisions Paul Bunyan Mall as a place for families.

Retkinski, president of Lexington Realty International, the mall’s new management firm, was introduced to the Bemidji community Monday from the center court of the mall.

“I’m tickled to death that we have new ownership,” said John Chattin, the Bemidji city manager. “I think new owners, new blood, new ideas … that’s great news for us.”

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