North Dakota's first Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise is expected to open here this spring at 816 24th Ave. E., just south of Costco and west of McDonald's. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers 8- and 10-inch Bundt cakes, tiered Bundt cakes, miniature "Bundtlets" and bite-sized "Bundtinis." Flavors include chocolate chip, classic vanilla, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, confetti, carrot, lemon, marble and pecan praline, according to the company's website. The store is owned by Rinda Norberg and Jenna Polich, who are both in training right now in Dallas.
FARGO—An Ace Hardware is the likely new tenant of the former Zimmerman's furniture store at 2810 University Drive S in Fargo. A permit application titled "Ace Hardware Remodel" was filed with the city Oct. 4th. The project is described as "remodel existing furniture store for use as a hardware store." Fargo is home to one other Ace Hardware. In 2016, Steven Burggraf opened Burggraf's Ace Hardware in the Northport Shopping Center in Fargo. Burggraf also owns stores in Grand Forks and in Cottage Grove, Fosston, Grand Rapids, Winona and Duluth in Minnesota.
FARGO — What do you get when you mix athletic and business casual attire? Shawn Seckerson describes the look as "athleisure wear." "Athleisure wear is active wear that you can wear every day. It doesn't have to be just to the gym now. You can wear it out and about," she said. "I have leggings I put with a nice sweater and dress boots that I can wear out to dinner."
MOORHEAD—Choice Bank, a division of Choice Financial Group, will soon open a new branch in the Block E building at the intersection of Eighth Street and Main Avenue in Moorhead. According to a press release issued earlier this month, Choice Bank will move into the first and second floors of the building in the first quarter of 2019. They will join Usher's House, Edward Jones Financial Advisors, Eventide corporate headquarters and an Herbalife Nutrition Club as commercial tenants.
HAWLEY, Minn. — For 20-plus years, Bill and Cheryl Gottenborg never considered using the historic red dairy barn on their farm 4 miles north of Hawley for anything other than storage. That changed two years ago when their daughter, Kaitlynn, got engaged to Brandon Borgstahl. After looking at several potential venues, their oldest daughter, Breanne Marshall, suggested they host the wedding at the family farm, with the ceremony outdoors and the reception in the barn. Cheryl initially laughed the idea off, mainly because they only had six months to get things in order.
FARGO—A Black Coffee and Waffle Bar will be the latest business to open in the former Metro Drug at 550 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Fargo. The restaurant will serve, well, specialty waffles and coffee. Owner Brad Cimaglio said the Fargo location will also sell beer and wine and may one day serve mixed coffee and liquor drinks as well. Cimaglio described the restaurant as fast/casual with counter service and table delivery.
FARGO — Customers of Gate City Bank may have noticed the teller lines moving a bit faster in recent weeks. The speedy service is thanks to new SecureID Palm Authentication technology the bank is in the midst of rolling out at its branches. But that's just one benefit. Perhaps more importantly, the new palm scanners also provide customers with enhanced account security and privacy. What is it? Gate City's new SecureID technology scans and stores each account holder's palm print.
FARGO — Erik Hatch, chairman of the United Way's 2018 fundraising campaign, broke the ice in front of a crowd of more than 650 people gathered Wednesday, Sept. 12, by showing a childhood photo.
FARGO—The Orange Julius in the J.C. Penney wing at West Acres has closed. The location was owned by Mike Stevens, who passed away in December. The Orange Julius near the mall's food court remains open. Alissa Adams, West Acres' senior vice president of marketing and business, said that while the space is under transition that artist Brandon LaPlante will be live painting a mural there. It is expected to be complete in mid-September.
FARGO—Special Olympics North Dakota and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics with the 2018 Truck Convoy Saturday, Sept. 8. The annual fundraiser, organized by members of the Fargo trucking community and local law enforcement, aims to raise awareness and funds for athletes across the state.