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What is that?: Building with history as a bar gets makeover

Improvements are being made to a building in south Fargo that has been home to a number of nightclubs, including Mr. G’s. The owner says he is not sure yet what it will be next. Dave Olson / The Forum

Fargo - A building in south Fargo that has a history of transformations is going through yet another, but what will result from the latest metamorphosis remains to be seen.

Improvements, including new windows and a new entryway, are going into the building at 1150 43½ St. S., which began life as Mr. G’s nightclub in 2004.

The location was reconfigured and renamed WOW Radio 94.7 the Bar in 2010.

The public, however, tuned it out and the business was renamed The BAR – an acronym for born and raised – in 2012.

With the name change came a number of upgrades, including banks of high-definition TVs, and a layout that included an upscale sports bar and an industrial-style nightclub.

But, in the summer of 2013, The BAR also closed its doors.

At the time, owner Warren Ackley said that a new enterprise would be going into the location.

More recently, Ackley said he still intends to use the space for something, but just what it will become he said he is still deciding.

Ackley is an owner of a number of area businesses, including Old Broadway, JL Beers and Vinyl Taco, all of which have a presence in downtown Fargo.

Also, all of the businesses have exterior color schemes that include red, yellow and grey, a pallet similar to the colors now found on the building undergoing remodeling in south Fargo.

Dave Olson
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