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Ice cream, cookie dough shop coming to downtown Fargo

A rendering of Scoop N Dough Candy Co., a new sweet shop that will open in the spring of 2018 in part of the Roberts Commons retail space in downtown Fargo. Kilbourne Group / Special to The Forum

FARGO—Downtown will gain a sweet new food option next spring.

Kilbourne Group announced Wednesday, Oct. 25, that Scoop N Dough Candy Co. will lease one of its alley retail bays in the second phase of new Roberts Commons, which is being built now to wrap around a new parking ramp that opened earlier this year.

Once done next year, Roberts Commons will have more than 13,000 square feet of retail space along Roberts Street, Second Avenue North and Roberts Alley and 72 apartments on upper floors.

Kilbourne Group said the new sweet shop gets the "scoop" in its name from the ice cream, malts, shakes and sundaes it will serve, while "dough" refers to its edible cookie dough flavors that will be offered. The business will also carry specialty popcorn and expects to add to its menu before opening.

Owner Josh Ulrich also plans to launch a Scoop N Dough Candy Co. food truck.

The new store is expected to open next spring. To keep up with progress or find out more, visit

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is the Features Editor for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He previously wrote for The Forum and the Grand Forks Herald.

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