New Businesses In Fargo-Moorhead You Need To Check Out

by on Sep 20, 2017

Photos by Hillary Ehlen and Erica Rapp

Fargo-Moorhead continues to be a constant breeding ground for new businesses of all sorts. From restaurants to boutiques, take a look at some of the many businesses that recently opened their doors to our beloved community.

Prairie Roots Food Co-op

Prairie Roots Food Co-op

Downtown Fargo finally has a grocery store, and it’s owned by members of the community just like you. The best part about this co-op is that you don’t have to be a member to shop. The memberowned store offers a full range of meat, produce, dairy and groceries. You can grind your own local coffee beans and peanut butter, stock up on as much or as little as you like in the bulk ingredients section, grab a seasonal sandwich or smoothie from the deli or try the salad bar and hot food buffet. There’s even kombucha on tap and a community dining area.
1213 NP Ave. N, Fargo

Pink Luxe Boutique

Although the business itself technically isn’t new, Pink Luxe Boutique just recently moved into a permanent storefront space. The business started three years ago as an online boutique and then a pop-up shop in the back of a shake shop on Broadway before finally moving into a bigger and more permanent store space downtown earlier this summer. At this shop, you’ll be able to find detailed “ready-to-wear” fashion pieces and accessories for all ages and seasons.
406 Broadway N, Fargo

Darbar Palace

darbar palace

Diners at this new downtown eatery can enjoy an authentic blend of Persian, Pakistani, Nepali and Indian cuisine. As one of downtown’s first Halal Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants, this establishment offers a variety of fine dining dishes, take-out and home delivery options such as traditional curry dishes as well as more savory options such as lamb chops and tikka masala.
402 Broadway N, Fargo

Potato Brothers

The Red River Valley’s premier potatothemed food trailer offers creative, locally-sourced comfort foods such as homemade tater tot hotdish, hand-rolled tots, potato cakes, fries, sweet potato pancakes, potato hash and more with a rotating menu. This food truck doesn’t have a permanent location, but you’ll be able to find them at a few different places around FargoMoorhead. Throughout September, you can indulge in these spud dishes at the Moorhead Farmers Market (September 5 and 12), the Bridge Bash on First Avenue (September 7) and every weekend throughout September at Junkyard Brewing Company.

Tacos Trompo

Tacos Trompo

A South Fargo restaurant is now serving up street food-style tacos, Mexican sandwiches and platters. Tacos Trompo offers a variety of meat choices for their tacos that include standards and some specialty meats for authentic flavor. The restaurant also serves Mexican sandwiches, “tortas,” on telera rolls, along with platters, chilaquiles, alambres and a mix of traditional side dishes.
4265 45th St. S, Fargo

Thunder Coffee

This pop-up coffee shop is a mobile coffee service available for catering and special events. You can find the coffee stand at various locations around FargoMoorhead such as the Red River Market, locally-owned boutiques and Bluestem Center for the Arts during concerts and events. Their schedule changes weekly and sometimes daily, but all you have to do is follow their Facebook page to find out where you can get their fresh brew.

Kindred People

kindred people

This Alexandria, Minnesota-based boutique has opened its second location in the former Art Materials space in Downtown Fargo. Their products include a wide variety of comfy and casual fashion for all ages and occasions, jewelry, beauty and skin care products and gifts. The store also has a selection for men, with items such as beard oils, caps and unisex tees.
300 Broadway N, Fargo

Tru Blu Social Club

Owned by the same group as Lucky’s 13 Pub, Tru Blu Social Club is a steakhouse-type establishment with more of an emphasis on fine dining with lunch and evening specials along with beer and cocktails from a full bar. The restaurant is heavy on the dinner menu with quality cuts of meat and specialty pasta dishes, along with appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and flatbreads mostly included on a separate lunch menu.
915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo

Yeobo Sweet Shop

Yeobo Sweet Shop

Lining the back wall of Unglued is Yeobo Sweet Shop, where 60 bins of gummy candies and varies treats are waiting for you to satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll be able to find a wide selection of gummy candies, but also items such as gumballs, hard candies, jawbreakers and individually-prices sweets. If you’re looking for a 3-foot gummy snake or gummies shaped like mustaches, then this sweet shop is a must-stop. You can pick-and-mix any combination you’d like for only 67¢ an ounce.
408 Broadway N, Fargo

Urban 42 Kitchen & Bar

Inside the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo (former Ramada) is an open, modern dining space for anyone to get together with friends and family and enjoy meals, small plate dishes, Happy Hour specials and craft cocktails or beer. The restaurant is designed to make everyone feel comfortable, whether you’re a visitor or a regular. The menu can be described as more “down-to-earth food” with a selection that’s somewhere between fast casual and fine dining.
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo (Former Basies)

Jerry's Original Music Club

Jerry’s Bar, the “Cheers bar of Moorhead,” might be gone, but the north Moorhead establishment lives on in a new way after a change in ownership. This bar and music venue aims to be more than just another places for concerts, as the owners say that they won’t be charging a cover at most shows to ensure that it is mostly a bar. It’s a great place for everyone, whether you want to enjoy a low-key beer or see some good ol’ rock and roll.
1500 11th St. N, Moorhead

onyx + pearl

onyx + pearl

When you step inside this cozy women’s boutique, you’ll be greeted by a variety of quality products amidst an immense amount of detail in the décor and displays. This new shop has the perfect mix of classic styles, comfy fabrics, standout brands, knick-knacks, trendy shoes and over 10 different bath and body lines. And if you’re a professional of any sort, you can find everything you need for your wardrobe right here.
21 8th St. S, Fargo

Roberts Commons

Fargo’s first multi-use parking ramp is officially open with 455 parking spots and 221 spaces for bicycle parking. Phase I of the Roberts Commons project, the construction of the sevenstory parking ramp, was completed this spring and Phase II, construction of a mixed-use building with apartments, restaurants and retail space, is set to be completed by next spring. The parking ramp is free for the first two hours, and hourly and monthly parking rates are also available.
625 2nd Ave. N, Fargo

Primrose Boutique

primrose boutique

If you’re looking for something edgy or something casual and cool, PrimRose has options for all. You’ll find an eclectic, chic mix of women’s fashion, bath products and accessories to satisfy all styles. The shop also carries a generous selection of plus-sized clothing.
616 Main Ave., Fargo

Milk Made

Milk Made is a cheese-based catering company that operates out of Abovo, a marketing and design company at 218 Broadway N, and Square One Rental Kitchen & Events. Owner Megan Lewis, a cheesemonger, makes custom platters for anything from a small house gathering to a large event, and combines items such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, charcuterie, locally-made bread with quality cheeses. Lewis is trying to make cheese more approachable, and plans to hold monthly events or classes for the community at Abovo.
218 Broadway N, Fargo