west acres mall

35th Annual Celebration of Lights is held pandemic-style

The Tree of Hope serves as a beacon of light to help erase the stigma of mental illness

FARGO, N.D. — Mental Health America of North Dakota and North Dakota Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health hosted the 35th annual Celebration of Lights ceremony virtually. The tree lighting was streamed on Facebook for people to watch safely without leaving their homes. Former First Lady Jane Sinner did the honors of lighting the tree at West Acres Mall….

West Acres Mall Announces New Store Coming

The store is set to open 'Winter 2021'

FARGO, N.D — West Acres Mall in Fargo announces a new store is set to open next year. Athleta, a women’s activewear brand, will take the open space next to Loft. The store is apart of Gap Inc. which owns Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic. The exact opening date wasn’t announced but the wall outside the store says ‘Coming…

Boot Barn to Move Into Former Best Buy Location

West Acres announces Boot Barn will move outside the mall, Ragstock will move in

FARGO, N.D. — Boot Barn inside West Acres is moving but it’s not going far. The store will relocate across the mall’s parking lot. The retail chain will join Foss Swim School in the former Best Buy building. Boot Barn’s current location won’t be empty for long. West Acres Mall says Ragstock will move in. Both of the new stores…

Local Sports Cards And Memorabilia Store To Have New Look

Big Nicks, in the West Acres Mall, will undergo a major change for the first time in nearly three decades

FARGO, ND – It’s been a staple in the west acres mall for nearly three decades. Big Nicks, a sports and gaming store chock full of memorabilia, paraphernalia, and course, cards. “Well I think it’s more fun watching the people, interacting and talking with people,” store owner Galen Heinle said. “I am very fortunate. I just enjoy people and it…

Guidelines Released To Reopen High-Contact Businesses In North Dakota

A new executive order on Friday will address the enforcement action taken against businesses that do not follow the protocols

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota releasing protocols and industry standards for businesses to reopen on Friday. Things will look a lot different the next time you head to your favorite restaurant or bar. Capacity will be limited to 50%. Tables will be spaced out and limited to 10 people. There will be no self-service cups, straws or condiments. Salad bars…

West Acres Mall Implementing Operational Changes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

All stores in West Acres are being given the option to set their own hours or close entirely.

FARGO, N.D.–The West Acres mall is implementing some operational changes starting Tuesday. The mall building hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the mall will no longer open early for walkers. All common area events are canceled through the end of March. Playland and the Roger Maris Museum video room are closed until further notice. The West…

First Responders Teach People How To Save A Life In Minutes

The event is celebrating its sixth year

FARGO, N.D.- Local emergency responders invite anyone in the community to come in for a quick lesson on how to prevent a heart attack, as well as what to do in case it happens. They have about 20 mannequins ready to teach individuals or big groups. Organizers say it’s important to learn CPR because you never know if it might…

Finish Line Finished At West Acres

Mall says announcement on new store yet to come

FARGO, ND — Finish Line is closing this weekend at the West Acres Mall. According to the mall’s Facebook page the store’s last day is Saturday, February 1st. West Acres also says that “when one door closes, another NEW door opens!” They say they’re finalizing details on a lease with a new store that is set to begin construction on…

TJ and Alison Read to Kids as part of “Read for the Record”

The campaign is an effort to break a Guinness World Record.

FARGO, N.D.- Read for the Record is an international campaign that promotes literacy in communities. The goal is to read the same book to as many kids as possible around the world on the same day. The record was set in 2013 when the same book was read to more than 2.4 million kids. The local Read for the Record…

LIVE: New Openings Just In Time For Holiday Festivities At West Acres

Holiday Season Brings Events Along With New Openings

  Months of planning and building are coming together at West Acres mall just in time for the holiday season. The highly-anticipated Crave restaurant opened last week. The Aptitude art studio is set to open soon. The mall is also moving into holiday mode soon. The mall is hosting “Frozen Fest” Saturday the 23rd in honor of the movie Frozen…