FARGO - Another restaurant has plans for snaring a slice of downtown Fargo’s business.

Boss’ Pizza & Chicken is planning to open by the New Year or not long after, majority owner Jeremy Seefeldt said Friday, Oct. 1.

The eatery will be in the old White Banner Uniform Shop building at 228 Broadway.

"We had a lot of success in Grand Forks. Fargo, obviously, has a lot of the same type of people and same type of stuff going on, except kind of supersized," Seefeldt said.

"We've been in business for 17 years ... and (have restaurants in) 11 or 12 different places and it's kind of interesting that's it's taken us so long to get to Fargo. We're there and we're super excited about it. I honestly think it's going to be one of our best stores and potentially the best store that we have because of the location," said Seefeldt, who founded the regional chain.

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Seefeldt purchased the White Banner building rather than renting it. His partner in the restaurant is Lisa Knoell, who is the operating partner for the Grand Forks Boss' location, too. Knoell is moving to Fargo to operate the Broadway restaurant and a manager will be put in charge of the Grand Forks eatery.

The architect for the building renovation is getting the construction permits and work will start in the next couple weeks and last two to three months. Seefeldt said a second entrance will be added off the back alley, and a serving window on Broadway to serve walk-up customers.

The partners will seek a license to serve wine, beer and spirits, but there will not be a bar. Plans also call for finishing half of the building's basement for an arcade or a comedy club, which can be used by groups when there is not a show.

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Once Boss' opens, it would mean there are five pizzerias within a few blocks of each other in downtown. Boss' would join Sammy's Pizza and Restaurant, Blackbird Wood Fire Pizza, Spicy Pie Pizza, and Rhombus Guys (Main Avenue and Broadway).

Seefeldt said he's tried all of their pizzas and enjoys them.

A Boss' Pizza & Chicken outlet is planned for downtown Fargo. Opening of the eatery, which will go into the former White Banner Uniform Shop building at 228 Broadway N., is being planned for sometime around the New Year. (Photo Courtesy of Boss' Pizza & Chicken)
A Boss' Pizza & Chicken outlet is planned for downtown Fargo. Opening of the eatery, which will go into the former White Banner Uniform Shop building at 228 Broadway N., is being planned for sometime around the New Year. (Photo Courtesy of Boss' Pizza & Chicken)

"I don't think there's a thing as too much pizza," Seefeldt said. "They are all great parts of downtown Fargo. I just think the more positive food and entertainment stuff than can come to downtown Fargo" the more people will be attracted to the area.

Boss' is known for its broasted chicken and variety of specialty pizzas - 36 of them, 19 that don't use a classic pizza sauce.

"The real unique thing people will find out about us is we're open every single day until 3 a.m., and 4 a.m. on the weekends," Seefeldt said, with delivery.

"Downtown Fargo needs a food source for late night for when people are walking around ... for people whenever they are hungry," he said.

Seefeldt's wife, Heidi (Bergeson), graduated from Moorhead High School, he said.

The company started in Sioux Falls, S.D. It now has outlets in Grand Forks, Lincoln, Neb., and several locations in Sioux Falls, Keystone and Rapid City, S.D.

The firm also operates Boss’ Pizzeria & Sports Bar in Sioux Falls and Rapid City, and Boss’ Burgers & Cheesesteaks in Keystone.

For more information, go online to bosspizzaandchicken.com.