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Vietnamese restaurant to open in Grand Forks

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Grand Forks will get its first Vietnamese restaurant.

King Pho will open at 1206 S. Washington St. Man Ngo applied this week for a permit with the city to remodel a 2,300-square-foot space at the South Washington Center.

Ngo, whose family owns Vivi Nails in the same strip mall, will co-own the restaurant with other partners. He said he wasn't sure when King Pho will open, but a sign posted at the South Washington Center says "coming soon."

The restaurant will take the place of SalonCentric, a Florida distribution company that specializes in beauty products.

King Pho will feature a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including the noodle soup called pho.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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