1. Drekker Brewing seeks $1.5M property tax break for Brewhalla expansion

FARGO - About $1.5 million in property tax breaks are being sought by Drekker Brewing Co. and development partner PS Holdings to help build a major expansion to Drekker's Brewhalla complex.

The request for a 10-year tax increment financing package for the $20 million Brewhalla Market will be heard by the city’s Tax Exempt Review Committee 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the City Commission chambers.

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2. Fargo firm is filling new workplace construction niche

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Paula Klein is the owner of Smartt Interior Construction located at at 802 1st Ave. N. in downtown Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
Paula Klein is the owner of Smartt Interior Construction located at at 802 1st Ave. N. in downtown Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — For business owners who may be contemplating new construction or are interested in an office space reconfiguration in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Paula Klein is here to help.

Klein, owner of Smartt Interior Construction, is a certified DIRTT contractor who specializes in prefabricated interior construction solutions that are easily moved, reduce construction waste and typically offer a short production window.

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3. HighRoad Partners starts $2.1 million rehab of downtown Fargo building for new offices

HighRoad Partners, a Moorhead-based insurance and human resources firm, is renovating the 209 and 211 Northern Pacific Ave. building in downtown Fargo for its new offices. The single-story building on the left, 213 Northern Pacific Ave., will be torn down and the space turned into a surface parking lot. David Samson / The Forum
HighRoad Partners, a Moorhead-based insurance and human resources firm, is renovating the 209 and 211 Northern Pacific Ave. building in downtown Fargo for its new offices. The single-story building on the left, 213 Northern Pacific Ave., will be torn down and the space turned into a surface parking lot. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO - HighRoad Partners will soon be on the road to Fargo.

The Moorhead-based insurance and human resources firm has begun renovating the building at 209 and 211 Northern Pacific Avenue, with completion of the $2.1 million project planned for early this fall.

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4. Twin Cities-based fast casual chain tabs Fargo as part of rapid expansion

Crisp and Green, a healthy, fast casual restaurant chain, announced it was expanding to Fargo in a video posted to its Facebook page Tuesday, April 27. The new new restaurant is expected to open at 1650 46th St. S. Special to The Forum
Crisp and Green, a healthy, fast casual restaurant chain, announced it was expanding to Fargo in a video posted to its Facebook page Tuesday, April 27. The new new restaurant is expected to open at 1650 46th St. S. Special to The Forum

FARGO — A new-to-the-area healthy, fast casual restaurant chain will soon be opening its doors in south Fargo.

Crisp and Green, which opened its first location in Wayzata, Minn., in 2016, is set to open a new location in Fargo this summer, the restaurant chain announced via social media. The menu boasts salads, grain bowls, smoothies and beverages such as tea and kombucha. The menu also offers build-your-own and kids' sections. Many items are vegan-friendly.

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5. 'Demo Day' lights the spark in people who dig construction careers

Central Cass (N.D.) High School student Garrett Gehrke drops a basketball into a bucket 13 seconds after lifting it from a construction cone during Demo Day, Thursday, April 29, 2021, General Equipment & Supplies, Inc., in Horace. High school students and adults were able to test drive an excavator, remote-controlled skid steer, bulldozer and crane during the event sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota to generate interest in the work.
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Central Cass (N.D.) High School student Garrett Gehrke drops a basketball into a bucket 13 seconds after lifting it from a construction cone during Demo Day, Thursday, April 29, 2021, General Equipment & Supplies, Inc., in Horace. High school students and adults were able to test drive an excavator, remote-controlled skid steer, bulldozer and crane during the event sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota to generate interest in the work. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

HORACE, N.D. - Participants were at General Equipment & Supplies, Inc., near Horace, Thursday, April 29, for a heavy-equipment demonstration day. But for the hulking construction machines parked at General Equipment's Demo Yard, it was more like a spa day.

Instead of moving heaps of snow, the skidsteer's main duties consisted of scooping a basketball off the top of a construction cone, then whirling around to dump the ball in a 5-gallon pail.

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