The new West Fargo Big Lots will holds its official grand opening Nov. 5. The event will be at 9 a.m., featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony. Big Lots District Manager Mike Kyler will present $2,500 to West Fargo High School, a gesture the closeout retailer makes in each community it enters.
BUT, for you super shoppers eager to get your hands on the store’s reduced-price merchandise, the store at 1500 13th Ave. E., will soft open Thursday, Oct. 28.
Big Lots hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Big Lots, the Ohio-based Fortune 500 company with 1,400 stores across the country, is opening a new store in West Fargo. The store will open Oct. 28 at 1500 13th Ave. E., West Fargo. It’s one of 80 new Big Lots stores opening in 2010.
F-M residents may remember Fargo had a Big Lots store from late 2000 to early 2006. It was closed with a group of underperforming stores, a company spokeswoman said. Its location, in the former Menards buildings east of West Acres, didn’t help any, it seems. The only store still open in that once-filled spot is Savers Thrift Store.
Read more about the new Big Lots in The Forum Friday. An official grand opening is planned for Nov. 5.
West Fargo’s Mid-America Aviation has changed ownership and the company’s former president and CEO says that means a major employment increase in the area.
Moog Inc., a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems, bought the West Fargo company May 25 from Midwest Aero Holdings, said Tom Kenville, the company’s former president and CEO, who is now working as a consultant.
More details will be forthcoming at a change of ownership event Monday, Kenville said.
Read more in tomorrow’s Forum and on inforum.com.
The Fargo Moorhead Chamber of Commerce and West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce are now one, unified chamber.
The Fargo Moorhead Chamber of Commerce and West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce officially merged today. Photo courtesy Adrienne Olson, Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce communications manager
The two groups officially merged this morning into the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.
The first major event celebrating the new chamber will be the Oct. 14 Business after Hours.
Members of both chambers voted in July to join forces after months of discussion and community input.
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.