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Rapper Big Reeno and brother purchase 64 Broadway in Fargo; plans call for opening two-story District 64 bar

Tentative plans call for the bar, which already has a liquor license, to be open in March or April. "I hope this gives some people hope. I want to motivate young people," Big Reeno said.

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Plans are in the works to open a two-story bar called District 64 in the historic building at 64 Broadway in downtown Fargo, one of the building's owners confirmed Friday, Oct. 9. The Juice It shop will remain. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)
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FARGO - Fargo rap musician and entrepreneur Big Reeno and his brother have purchased the 64 Broadway building in the heart of downtown Fargo, with plans to create a two-story bar called District 64.

Big Reeno confirmed the purchase Friday, Oct. 9.

The rapper, who has toured internationally, said his relationship to the bar is still being worked out, but that tentative plans call for District 64 to open in March or April of next year.

He said he’s proud that he and his brother have an ownership stake in Fargo’s historic downtown district.

“I remember looking and thinking how nice it would be to own a building” downtown, Big Reeno said. “I’m finally now here. It’s really nice.”

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The building was purchased June 11 of this year by ReeBoc, a North Dakota-registered limited liability company run by Chukwuemeka “Chuck” Ilogu and Chinedu “Big Reeno” Ilogu, according to Cass County records.

The Juice It Smoothie & Juice Bar fronting Broadway will remain, Big Reeno said.

“It’s a big building. There’s plenty of room for both businesses,” he said.

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Chuck Ilogu is also listed as the registered agent for Juice It, according to state Secretary of State records.
Chuck Ilogu has already obtained a Class Z on sale liquor license for beer, wine and spirits from the city of Fargo for the bar, the city auditor’s office confirmed.

Big Reeno would like the building purchase to inspire other young people to build their dreams in the Fargo area.

“I hope this gives some people hope. I want to motivate young people … to believe in Fargo and believe in their community,” Big Reeno said.

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A new bar and restaurant, District 64, is expected to join the Juice It Smoothie & Juice Bar at 64 Broadway next year in downtown Fargo. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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