Photos by Paul Flessland
Leave it to Fargo-Moorhead to be a constant breeding ground for new businesses. From restaurants to boutiques, we have the scoop on a handful of new businesses that have recently opened their doors to our beloved community throughout this winter. Check out what businesses popped up around town last summer and past winter!
Whether you prefer a traditional grilled cheese sandwich or you fancy a fresh take on classic comfort food, Rosey’s has got you covered. This restaurant takes an old-school favorite and kicks it up a notch with artisan breads, gourmet cheeses and a variety of fixings. You can also enjoy decadent soups and a variety of sides to go along with your meal.
212 Broadway N, Fargo
Brands on Broadway
Brands on Broadway features the latest fashion trends and clothing to fit every style while offering a unique shopping experience for every customer. Being packed from the bottom to the top with T-shirts, hoodies and everything in between, the new business gives customers the retail experience of coming in and shopping but also offers customers the opportunity to design their own shirts or select from a list of already created designs.
Straus for Men
From clothing to men’s gifts and grooming items, Straus for Men, formerly known as Straus Clothing, is the destination store for high-quality menswear. With a history that dates back for more than 135 years, the business is said to be one of the oldest family-owned retail stores.
4487 Calico Drive S, Fargo
Daran’s Southern Soul Food & West Indian Cuisine
Hailing from New York and South Florida with roots in Guyana and the American South, Darrell and Celena Randle are bringing flavors of soul food and the Caribbean to the area with their new food business, Daran’s Southern Soul Food & West Indian Cuisine. Each day they are serving food, the restaurant posts the upcoming menu on its Facebook the evening before and again the morning of. Daran’s is currently operated out of Square One Rental Kitchen & Events, where the food is made and picked up by customers.
Fargo FITLIFE is a personal training studio and bootcamp gym. They offer members unlimited 30-minute circuit bootcamp sessions. Each session offers cardiovascular and strength exercises. Their focus is keeping their sessions small so they can offer the most individualized attention possible in a group setting.
5258 51st Ave. S. Suite 101, Fargo
Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon
Wild Bill’s goes by the motto of “good times, cold beer and great food,” specializing in wings with 22 house made sauces and rubs, never frozen, hand-pattied burgers and large selection on the menu. Customers can also enjoy its large patio with high-definition television, full-service bars, fireplace and fully heated in spring and fall.
1776 45th St. S, Fargo
APT Arts Incubator
The Arts Partnership and Kilbourne Group have recently come together to highlight the arts and their role in the community, and by doing so they have created APT–an arts incubator with a mission to provide a creative, collaborative and safe place for artists to create and for the community to get involved. And even if you’re not an artist, you’ll quickly find out that many types of individuals can benefit from this multi-use space.
APT: 224 4th Ave. N, Fargo
The Arts Partnership: 1104 2nd Ave. S., Suite 315, Fargo
The Japanese restaurant Izumi Sushi opened a second location in South Fargo. It offers all-you-can-eat sushi that’s made fresh to order, as well as a regular menu that includes grilled hibachi entrees, curries, teriyaki dishes and soups. Go for a Japanese lunch special or during evenings for a delicious dinner.
When opening the door to Grace 1972, it’s hard to say if you are walking into in a shop that sells repurposed furniture and decor or a gluten-free bakery. The answer is both–or rather, you are standing in a store that is half Grace 1972 and half Mehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery, both run by the Mehl family. Grace 1972 features vintage and repurposed pieces, some made by local artisans and others sourced from all over the United States.
We’ve turned up the volume on the indoor cycling experience, CycleBar unites riders of all ages and fitness levels by creating an unparalleled multi-sensory, intoxicating journey. Four types of classes are offered: classic, performance, endurance and connect. CycleBar’s classes are said to integrate strength bars in combination with the spinning.
Known for his popular Mexican restaurants, Rodolfo Romo has set out on a venture in American fare with his newest establishment. The restaurant serves up American fare with a focus on steak, pasta and seafood. You’ll also find a great selection of burgers and potato casseroles on the menu as well. Romo said that the menu is starting small, and that they try to make every dish as good as possible every single time.
402 Broadway N, Fargo
Opened by 19-year-old Fargo native Paige Loftus and her 17-year-old sister, Fargo Coffee is a local coffee shop that serves organic locally roasted beans, a multitude of espresso based drinks, cold brew, drip coffee, teas, blended coffee frappuccinos and smoothies.
1020 19th Ave. N, Fargo
Prairie Brothers Brewing
When we thought the Fargo-Moorhead craft beer family couldn’t get any bigger, another brewery opens its doors. Located off 45th Street near Austad’s Golf in south Fargo, Prairie Brothers Brewing Company started like most breweries: home brewing. Prairie Brothers designed its atmosphere to reflect the rustic countryside of the rural Northern Plains.
Twist is a unique food and beverage concept located in the heart of downtown Fargo, offering customers the opportunity to “drink and dine, differently.” After the rebranding of Sazerac Alley into Twist, the restaurant is serving up food and drinks with a new name, concept and menu. Twist is said to offer a unique spin on traditional favorites for lunch, dinner and late night.
Whether you’re feeding a craving or a crowd, Insomnia Cookies’ offerings of cookies, brownies, ice cream and more, has you covered. Launching the brand’s first location in North Dakota, Insomnia Cookies offers locals a variety of sweets delivered right to their door until 3 a.m.