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Published December 05, 2009, 12:00 AM

Trade Talk: Fargo Coffee Co. closes store

Fargo Coffee Co. has closed its store in Shoppes at Osgood at 4265 45th St. S., Fargo.

By: Craig McEwen and Tracy Frank, INFORUM

Fargo Coffee Co. has closed its store in Shoppes at Osgood at 4265 45th St. S., Fargo.

The 24-hour Fargo Coffee shop at 1601 S. University Drive remains open, said owner Nelson Wright.

The Osgood store was closed about two weeks ago after being open for two months, he said.

“We just didn’t have enough traffic,” Wright said. “It was really a bad location.”

Another Fargo Coffee Co. shop owned by Kevin Cameron is under construction at 4955 17th Ave. S., Wright said.

He and Cameron were previously partners in the business, Wright said.

Mosaic Foods offering personal chef services

Mosaic Foods of Fargo is now offering personal chef services.

Customers can order meals for the week and pick them up or have them delivered to their homes.

The meals are prepared with fresh ingredients and delivered in oven-ready containers. Meals come with a choice of meat or pasta, a choice of soup or salad, one vegetable, one potato or rice, one dessert, rolls and butter.

Prices are $60 per prepared meal for four people or $75 per prepared meal for six people. It is $12 for each additional person. There is a $5 delivery charge in town.

Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance.

Gift cards are available.

For more information or to place an order, contact Kristy Schenk at (701) 371-8830.

Mosaic Foods is primarily a catering company, but also operates Café Mosaic in the Hair Success building in south Fargo.

Gateway Service switches to Cenex

After 42 years as a Mobil service station, Gateway Service Center, 330 Main Ave., Fargo, is now a Cenex station.

“Mobil decided to pull out of North Dakota completely. We were the last one,” said owner Steve Bettenhausen.

The only thing that has changed is the brand name, said Bettenhausen, who owns the business with his wife, Shari, after his parents, Wes and Georgia Bettenhausen, retired in October.

Bettenhausen said he had several brands to choose from and decided to go with Cenex.

Intelligent InSites wins technology award

Fargo-based software company Intelligent InSites has been recognized by the IDTechEx analyst group for the Best Technology Development for Real-Time Location Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks.

The award was presented during the Energy Harvesting & Storage and WSN & RTLS conference in Denver.

Raghu Das, the CEO of IDTechEx, said in a news release that Intelligent InSites won the award for its software platform, which “truly breaks new ground by providing clients with a single system capable of sensing the location and the status of people, equipment, and inventory via information derived through a variety of real-time locating technologies.”

IDTechEx is a knowledge-based company specializing in printed electronics, energy harvesting, radio frequency identification and smart packaging.


Readers can reach Business Editor Craig McEwen at (701) 241-5502 and business reporter Tracy Frank at (701) 241-5526

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