Stores

Fargo Based Vanity Shutting Down; West Acres Loses 12th Store

This brings another hit to West Acres, who will lose its 12th Store

FARGO, N.D. — After nearly 60 years, Fargo-based Vanity is closing its stores across the country. In an exclusive interview with KFGO News, Board Chairman Jim Bennett said the women’s fashion retailer has filed for bankruptcy and will close 140 stores in 27 states. Bennett says competition from internet retailers was a significant factor in the decision. “We take a…

University Square Mall Hit with Multiple Burglaries

Police are investigating a series of burglaries in south Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — As a business owner, this may be one of your biggest fears. “If someone wants to get in your business bad enough, they’re likely going to get in and there’s not a lot you can do,” said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson. Walls were torn apart, cash registers were emptied and plaster was thrown everywhere throughout multiple stores at…

Two More Stores Close at West Acres, Brings Total Number of Closures to 11

Family Christian and Wet Seal now make the total number of stores to leave the West Acres Mall within the last year and a half to 11, as we first reported in January of this year

  FARGO, N.D. — Two more stores located in the West Acres Mall announce they are closing their doors. Family Christian Store Announces Closure Family Christian Store is closing all of its 240 stores across the country saying it is due to changing consumer behavior and declining sales. The president of the company said the last two years have been difficult for…

JCPenney Closing More Than 100 Stores Nationwide

Retail company takes action to focus on online sales

NATIONAL — JCPenney executives announce they are closing nearly 140 stores nationwide in an effort to slash company costs. Officials with the department store chain say they are offering about 6,000 employees a buyout with an “early retirement program.” They say they want to focus more on improving the company’s online sales in order to compete with other retailers. Two…

How Would Repealing the Blue Law Affect Fargo Businesses?

The answer is less obvious than you may think and opinons are all accross the board on this one

How would you like to shop in North Dakota before noon on a Sunday? A state lawmaker is trying to make that happen. Because of the blue law in North Dakota, some Fargo retailers said they could be missing out on extra sales. “The more hours you’re open, you make more sales,” said Chris Heaton, Senior Vice President of Property…

Last Minute Holiday Rush Brings Crowds to Businesses Big and Small

Each year present procrastinators flood the isles to finish holiday shopping... this year is no exception to the rule.

FARGO, N.D. With only two days left until Christmas, you’d think most people would have their gifts all squared away. The crowds at businesses around town make it clear that’s not the case for every one. “Well you know we got most of our stuff but my son had a few last minute things we needed to get and of…