When it comes to the future of the Moorhead Center Mall, 'guarded optimism' seems to be the mood

Host Thomas Evanella and digital producer Kris Kerzman talk over Thomas' latest story on the future of the Moorhead Center Mall.

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With the passage of a half-cent city sales tax in the last election, Moorhead residents put a stamp of approval on a new library and community center on the site where the Moorhead Center Mall now sits. The building will be part of an ambitious redevelopment of the area that is still taking shape.

The development means that businesses currently occupying the Moorhead Center Mall face an uncertain future. Despite this, they retain guarded optimism, just like many other Moorhead residents who want to see better results than they saw from past revitalization efforts. Host Thomas Evanella and digital producer Kris Kerzman talk over Thomas' latest story .

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One thing is certain at the Moorhead Center Mall: the days of the once-popular retail destination are numbered. With a massive new development in the works, the mall's remaining tenants are facing
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Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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