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FARGO—A Fargo business has closed its doors after a judge in an eviction case issued a judgment against the business owner for about $48,294 in damages. Reese & Riley's Olive Oil and Bistro Bar, 2653 45th St. S., Fargo, announced on its Facebook page late last week that its last day of business would be Monday, March 19. In a posting on Saturday, March 17, the business said the closing was "due to irreconcilable differences concerning several maintenance issues with landlord."
FARGO—Forget Black Friday. When it comes to some businesses, it's all about the green. "St. Paddy's day is definitely our busiest day of the year," said Amber Job, general manager of Hennessy's Irish Pub, located at 4323 45th St. S. in south Fargo. "A lot of people do like to check out the Irish pubs on St. Paddy's Day," she added. "We do green beer, yes, and then we have our normal Happy Hour and our Irish food items as well—corn beef and cabbage, Irish fish and Chips. Shepherd's pie."
FARGO—Wei Ni loves to cook and enjoys meeting new people. As owner of the new Mandarin Kitchen Express, she plans to be doing a lot of both. "I look forward to work," said Ni, whose restaurant provides sit-down dining as well as carry-out and drive-through service. Mandarin Kitchen Express is located in the space formerly home to Lucy's North China Cuisine at 3003 32nd Ave. S in Fargo. Regulars of the previous business may not recognize the new place, as Ni completely renovated the interior and brought in new seating and lighting.
KINDRED—A storage unit is a total loss after a fire in Kindred on Saturday, March 10. According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to 141 Rustad Drive in Kindred at around 10:15 a.m. and found a storage unit on fire. Crews were able to put out the fire by about 2 p.m., but the building was a total loss. The unit was managed by CHS Dakota Plains AG and held an empty fuel truck, pickup truck and a passenger vehicle; all of which were totaled. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
FARGO—Fire heavily damaged a home here around 9:40 a.m. Saturday, March. 10. According to a report released by the Fargo Fire Department: Fire crews were called to 1541 Broadway on a report of an attic fire. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames showing from the eaves at the rear of the residence. The people inside the home evacuated prior to firefighters arriving and there were no reported injuries. Firefighters had the incident under control within 15 minutes of arriving.
FARGO—A downtown Fargo storefront could transform from a high-end interior design store to a new drinking establishment. The location, 506 Broadway, is now home to McNeal & Friends, a retail storefront that specializes in fine interiors. McNeal & Friends plans to close the Broadway location in late March and immediately reopen on April 2 at the Shoppes at BLU commercial strip at 32nd avenue and 45th street south in Fargo.
FARGO—The Crooked Pint Ale House opened Tuesday, March 6, in south Fargo. The pub-style restaurant is located in the former home of the Green Mill. Susie Kunert, who was the general manager of the Green Mill and is now the general manager of the Crooked Pint, said the new business has a new look and feel, with a focus on beers and craft brews in particular. In all, 32 beer are on tap. "I can't wait to see what today brings," Kunert said as the business prepared to open its doors to the public for the first time at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
FARGO—A nationally known economist who worked on Donald Trump's presidential campaign gave a Fargo audience his take on Trump's personality and performance as president during a keynote address at the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber's annual Economic Outlook Forum held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Delta by Marriott. Stephen Moore, who has written on the economy and public policy for the Wall Street Journal, said that during his first meeting with Trump he realized something unexpected.
FARGO—A Fargo brewing company that set up business in north Fargo three years ago is now looking to move into a larger space in downtown Fargo. Kilstone Brewing plans to establish a production facility and taproom at 222 Broadway, a spot currently home to Absolute Marketing Group. A message left with Absolute Marketing was not returned at the time this story went to print.
FARGO—The Red Silo in Fargo will host a Red Silobration Retreat March 10 at the Fargo Civic Center. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the event will include live music, a fashion show, vendors, demonstrations and more. VIP tickets are $68 and include a meal, book and swag bag containing goodies. General admission tickets are also available for $48 that include a meal.