Vlana Vlee, a downtown Fargo retail boutique that sells women’s apparel, gifts, baby items, home furnishings and a design studio, is closing.
The shop opened at 102 Broadway two years ago. Owner Julie Smith said the closing has more to do with personal considerations than business challenges. She closed her Bismarck Vlana Vlee store in January.
The store will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for no more than two months and will offer discounted merchandise.
Check back on inforum.com and in The Forum tomorrow where business reporter Marino Eccher will have more information on the shop’s closing and what’s in the works to take its place.
A variety of Pride of Dakota products are available at The Chocolate Frog in downtown Fargo. David Samson/The Forum
The Chocolate Frog Gift Shop in downtown Fargo has received a $500 grant from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to hold an open house this week featuring Pride of Dakota products.
The shop is featuring more than 40 products from 15 Pride of Dakota vendors and is giving out free samples and holding prize drawings throughout the week. All products made in North Dakota are 15 percent off during the open house.
Danette Nicoloff owns The Chocolate Frog, located at 117 Broadway.
Pride of Dakota is administered by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and helps promote businesses with products produced or manufactured in the state.