DILWORTH — The city of Dilworth will hold a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 2 for the Rail District, a new Dilworth business complex built to look like the main streets of yesteryear.
A third business, Roasted Rail Coffee House, also should be open by the time of the grand opening, says Mike Opatril, who spearheaded the Rail District project.
The Mix is a home-decor shop that sells a blend of modern furnishings and decor as well as vintage items. Launched by Rhonda Rice, who first fine-tuned her eye for design by working at Pier One in Fargo, the shop sells everything from candles, wall decor, succulents, locally made snacks and gifts to larger pieces, such as a mid-century-style table and chairs. Another section is devoted to antique items like collectible store signs and gas cans, vintage toys and a nine-drawer wooden cash register from the National Cash Register Co.
The Butcher Block, described on its website as a "classic butcher shop" with a "new modern feel," specializes in meats sourced from local Minnesota farmers and ranchers and specialties like blueberry-wild rice sausage. The business also features a market of local products such as carrots, corn, tomatoes, barbecue sauce, maple syrup and honey.
The Mix is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Butcher Block is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; hours vary on weekends. Find The Mix and The Butcher Block on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/themixdilworth and https://www.facebook.com/TheButcherBlockMeats.