The Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead has opened.
The popular grill and bar opened its doors Monday. A billboard above the restaurant at 2201 2nd Ave. N. and a electronic message sign read “Now Open.”
The hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. This Buffalo Wild Wings features more than 90 televisions and two levels of seating.
Work was still ongoing on the exterior of the restaurant Tuesday. There were two workers on the roof and green painter’s masking tape on its yellow and black railings.
A greeter said the restaurant would hold a grand opening in a couple weeks. Its phone number is (218) 512-0400.
WOW Radio 94.7 the Bar is scheduled to open tonight at 1150 43rd 1/2 St. in Fargo at 8 p.m.
The new nightclub is replacing Mr. G’s, which closed Monday to make way for the transformation.
WOW offers a radio station theme, complete with a DJ booth and old CDs for coasters.
A fully operational shortwave broadcast signal will broadcast a live feed of the music playing in the club and the action going on inside on 94.7 FM to the edge of 13th Avenue and 43 1/2 Street. WOW will play a variety of high-energy dance music.
The nightclub’s owners are Warren Ackley and Randy Thorson, who also own Old Broadway, Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse, and JL Beers.
Stand at the intersection of 13th Avenue and 9th Street East in West Fargo, and you’re within walking distance of four bars. Two more are set to open on the block within the next year. The area is developing into a bit of a one-stop pub crawl – enough so that a handful of residents showed up at West Fargo’s city commission meeting this week to voice their concerns about the state of the neighborhood.
“How many bars do we have to have in this town?” asked one resident. That’s for the town to decide, of course, but the real question might be, “How many bars want to come to this town?” And lately, the answer seems to be, “A lot.”
Why? Many reasons, but two seem to stand out: 1) It’s about 100 times less expensive to get a full liquor license in West Fargo than it is in Fargo, and 2) It’s virtually impossible to get a full liquor license in Fargo that doesn’t come with a food sales requirement.
For more, check out tomorrow’s Trade Talk column in The Forum, where we take a look at the disparity in liquor license barriers between Fargo and West Fargo – and the reasons why Fargo city officials aren’t worried about it.
A new nightclub is opening in south Fargo.
WOW Radio 94.7 the Bar is replacing Mr. G’s.
Mr. G’s nightclub closed Monday and is undergoing a transformation before reopening Friday at 8 p.m. as WOW Radio 94.7 the Bar.
With its radio station theme, WOW will be skewed toward a younger crowd, said Warren Ackley, who owns the nightclub with Randy Thorson.
It will be decorated like a radio station with a DJ booth, pictures, old microphones, and lighting.
Read more about it here.
Mr. G’s nightclub in south Fargo has closed today with plans to remodel over the next four days and reopen as something new Friday at 8 p.m.
The Mr. G’s sign has come down from above the front door and a radio tower is going up next to the building.
Mr. G’s opened in 2004 at 1150 42 1/2 St. S.W. as an upscale club intended to attract a slightly older crowd.
We visited with Warren Ackley, who owns the nightclub with Randy Thorson today. Check back at inforum.com and in tomorrow’s Forum for details on the bar’s reincarnation.