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Fargo restaurant demolished to make room for new building

The former Lone Star Steakhouse building is demolished Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 4328 13th Ave. S., Fargo, to make room for a new building with three tenants expected to open in 2018. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO—Nine months after closing for good, a former restaurant here was torn down to make room for a new building to house multiple businesses.

Duemelands Commercial Real Estate in Bismarck purchased the former Lone Star Steakhouse building, 4328 13th Ave. S., earlier this year. Lone Star operated there from July 1993 until closing last November.

Developers took out a permit last week to demolish the building that's stood there since 1993. By Thursday, Aug. 17, the building was largely cleared away.

CEO Jill Duemeland said Duemelands will build a new structure on the site near Pier 1 Imports, 4330 13th Ave. S., that will be large enough to house three tenants. She said she expects the building will be ready to hand over to tenants in the first quarter of 2018, meaning new businesses could open there sometime next spring or summer after fitting up the spaces.

She declined to identify tenants lined up for the building, though there will be a drive-thru window on one end of the structure.

"We'll let them make their announcement," she said.

Duemelands Commercial Real Estate bought the former Lone Star property from its previous owner, Jim Adams of San Diego.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson has been a Forum reporter since 2012 and previously wrote for the Grand Forks Herald.

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