FARGO--While stores such as Toys “R” Us are closing their doors because many shoppers prefer to buy online, a Fargo man recently opened a brick and mortar store after five years of selling online. Shawn Roche opened Disenchanted Toys last month in a building formerly used by Simonson Lumber at 2360 Main Avenue. Roche said he grew tired of the shipping expense and of competing with online giants such as Amazon. He describes his merchandise as “pretty much anything geeks- and nerds-related.”
FARGO — Founders of a new women's group in Fargo-Moorhead ask hopeful new members just one question: "Are you a LadyBoss?" Danyel Moe, co-founder of LadyBosses of Fargo-Moorhead, said women's replies have ranged from "Hell yeah!" to "I'm not quite sure, but I want to be." The truth is that there is no wrong answer, according to co-founder Laura Caroon. "It's sort of like if you're asked if you're an artist. All you have to do to be an artist is say you're an artist. All you have to do is say you're a LadyBoss and you're a LadyBoss," she said.
FARGO—A new women's clothing store has opened for business in the West Acres Shopping Center. Dry Goods, a division of the Iowa-based Von Maur department store chain, opened Tuesday, May 15, in the the space formerly home to Aeropostale, which closed for business in December of 2016. The store carries women's apparel, accessories, jewelry, giftables and shoes.
FARGO – Applying for a 2017 Bush Fellowship changed Robin David’s life. The Grand Forks woman made it to the finals that year but did not win. She said the experience forced her to “think bigger” about the change she wanted to affect in her community. Thinking bigger paid off for her this year.
FARGO—Longtime manager Taylor Snelling has some pretty big shoes to fill when he purchases Mezzaluna from local restaurant power couple Eric and Sara Watson, but he's received nothing but well wishes from customers who heard news of the sale Tuesday, March 13. One regular told Snelling, "It feels like our kid made it to the big leagues."
FARGO — Thanks to sisters Jodi Ellingson and Jill Krahn, the city of Fargo is now home to the largest self-contained salon and spa in the United States. Only those connected to Las Vegas hotels are larger than the new Hair Success Salon and Spa at BLU Water Creek that opened Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to feedback Ellingson has received from beauty salon representatives. Here are a few numbers to help illustrate the scope of the 22,000-square-foot salon and spa located at 3233 45th St. S.:
WEST FARGO—Home builders, real estate agents and homeowners have a new tool at their disposal in the quest for higher home sale prices. The Private Collection, a business that rents furniture and decor to be used for home staging, opened here last fall. Clients have the option of renting furniture piece-by-piece or asking its owners, Trever Hill and Susan Hozak-Cardinal, to professionally stage the home for them.
MinDak Gold Exchange is celebrating five years in business this month. The precious metals dealer is owned and operated by Jack Seaman. The business buys and sells gold and silver items such as jewelry, bars, coins and flatware. MinDak also offers free, no obligation appraisals. MinDak Gold Exchange opened in a kiosk in the Moorhead Center Mall in 2012 and relocated to 514 Broadway in July of 2013.
FARGO – After 92 years in business, Quality Bakery will close its doors at the end of April. Owners Pete and Marcene Fendt put the business on the market seven...
MOORHEAD – Local diners are bolstering the business of a small eatery that opened in the Hjemkomst Center last year as a service to museum visitors. The Heritage Snack Shack opened on a trial basis the summer of 2013. The plan was to close that September, but manager Kelly Wambach decided to give staying open year-round a shot. “We saw enough growth after our first three months that rather than closing Labor Day, we decided to go month-to-month and it went just fine,” Wambach said.