Willow District, A New Boutique, Holds Grand Opening in South Fargo

The store used to be Jessie Blu in downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — You may remember the store Jessie Blu in downtown Fargo, but now it has a new name and location. The store is rebranded as Willow District and is now in South Fargo. The owner says the boutique’s customers wanted the shop to be closer to them. To celebrate the grand opening, people can enter to win door prizes,…

Businesses, Shoppers Respond to North Dakota’s Blue Law Repeal

retailers can start opening before noon on saturday on August 4

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to owning a business, timing can be everything. “Especially when we have stores trying to compete with online. We have small businesses that are trying to make sure they’re available to people as often as they can be. That Sunday I think is huge,” said Amber Sander, Boots & Heels owner. Store owners across…

Red River Winter Market Brings Traditional Farmers Market Indoors

The regular season is July - October

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get some local shopping done but can’t stand being out in the cold, the Red River Winter Market may be the solution for you. One vendor, Charles Stattelman with Norel’s Hillside Orchard, has been making cider for most of his life. “My grandpa retired from dairy farming after 50 years, and he must’ve been…

West Acres Mall Closes Early Tuesday Due to Inclement Weather

Mall gives stores option to stay open Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. — West Acres Mall officials decided to close the mall at 6 p.m. Tuesday due to the weather outside. They are telling stores they have the option to remain closed or reopen Wednesday. The early closure didn’t stop many people from getting some shopping done. Some say they came to the mall since some other businesses across town closed…

Last Weekend For Pride of Dakota Pop Up Market at West Acres Mall

The shop sells all local products, from jams to wines to salsa

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the last weekend for the Pride of Dakota pop up market at the West Acres Mall. In their second year, owners say they’ve had a very successful 45-day run as people did their holiday shopping. Pride of Dakota sells all local products, from jams to wine to salsa. Owners say they’ve seen thousands of customers throughout the…

Olive Street Holds “Last Hurrah” Holiday Shopping Event

The whole store is 25 percent off

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you need to get some last minute shopping done or just want to complete your holiday outfit, the store Olive Street has some special deals. The “Last Hurrah” shopping event includes a 25 percent discount for the entire store. There’s a hot chocolate and coffee bar, and even a candy necklace making station for the kids….

Holiday Art Market Showcases Work Across Numerous Mediums

Over a dozen local artists are featured

FARGO, N.D. — If you want to get Christmas shopping done while supporting local talent, the holiday art market is the place for you. The Arts Partnership is hosting their second annual market. Over a dozen artists are showing off their work. Some are in–studio and others are guest artists. There’s art of all mediums you can eat, wear or use…

Talula Opens in West Fargo; Creating a New Experience for Shoppers

Talula wants to bring exclusive and comfortable styles to their shoppers

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A new store has opened its doors in West Fargo near Costco with the motto “effortless, elegant and relaxed”. Talula is owned and operated by two women who have worked together in retail for years. The store aims to provide a unique shopping experience in the community. They sell clothing and accessories which are catered to…

Folkways Christkindlmarkt Offers German-Inspired Holiday Cheer

There's food, shopping, and live performances

FARGO, N.D. — Now that it’s December, it is officially the season for Christmas celebrations. Folkways is celebrating with Christkindlmarkt, which is a German–inspired holiday event. There’s a Winter Wonderland outside, where people can sit by the fire and enjoy food. There is also an indoor shopping market with kids’ activities and live performances. Organizers say they want people to realize…

Local Stores Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Busy Shopping Weekend

Business owners say downtown has been more lively compared to years before

FARGO, N.D. — Local entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the busy shopping weekend. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement launched by American Express in 2010 when the economy was in recession. Several stores in downtown Fargo are taking part including places like Unglued and Boots & Heels. Small business owners say promoting local shops has definitely made the area livelier…