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GRAND FORKS—Hatch Realty, a real estate brokerage that launched in Fargo nearly four years ago, has expanded its operations into Grand Forks. Amber Flynn is now available to assist residents who want to sell and/or purchase home properties. A resident of the Grand Forks area for 23 years, Flynn said it is going to be a privilege "to work with those who choose myself and Hatch Realty for their process."
FARGO—Barks & Recreation, a home-based business that offers pet sitting, boarding, day care and training, is poised to build a new facility in south Fargo. The complex of approximately 9,000 square feet could be ready for business sometime in early June, according to Deborah Hemstad, who operates Barks and Recreation with Ashley Hahn. Hemstad said construction on the boarding and day care facility is expected to start soon at 5126 51st Ave. S.
FARGO—A new study ranks Fargo as the 10th best city in the country to apply for a credit card. The study, conducted by the personal finance website SmartAsset, analyzed the credit scores, credit utilization and late payment rates of cities across the country. In addition to ranking Fargo as the 10th best place to apply for a credit card, the study also found that the average credit score of Fargo residents is 703. A good credit score is typically considered to be between 700 and 749.
FARGO—A Moorhead flooring company has opened a store here. Doing business as Fargo Flooring, the store is located at 1335 2nd Ave. N. in Fargo. It is a sister store to Moorhead Flooring, which is located at 2311 U.S. Highway 10 E. in Moorhead. Both businesses are owned by Dave Johnson and his son, Charles Johnson. The stores offer flooring mainstays like carpet and tile, as well as specialty floor coverings like COREtec, according to Dave Johnson. He added they also offer cabinets and countertops and do professional installation.
FARGO—Five Guys Burgers and Fries is looking to fit up a lease space for a new restaurant in south Fargo. That's according to information provided by the city of Fargo, which has reviewed a building permit application and is awaiting more information from the applicant before deciding whether to issue a permit. The work is planned for 4328 13th Ave. S. A Lone Star Steakhouse once stood at that address, but it was torn down last year to make way for a new commercial structure.
FARGO — Bob Venem's first trip to Fargo's first Chick-fil-A was an immediate success. "They're just zippin' right along," Venem said Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, on the official first day of business for Chick-fil-A in Fargo. Venem said he parked in the West Acres Shopping Center parking lot and walked into the restaurant to place his order. All told, he said it took about three minutes and he was heading back to his car. Having had Chick-fil-A before, he said he knew he'd be happy with his lunch. Plus, "I had a coupon," Venem said.
FARGO – If people needed any more reasons to lock the doors of their running but unattended cars, perhaps this statistic will help: As of Wednesday, Jan. 17, Fargo police had received 16 reports of stolen cars. Of those, 11 had been left unlocked with the keys inside.
FARGO—When Daniel Johnson and Mark Laraway recently purchased a north Fargo fitness center they kept most of the former name but added some things as well, including a physical therapy clinic. The new owners of what is now called Total Balance Physical Therapy & Fitness, 1461 Broadway, say the addition of a physical therapy clinic will make things convenient for members should they encounter pain with their workouts. It also provides something the pair say was lacking in that area of town.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program with the North Dakota Department of Commerce, has awarded funding for three projects totaling $901,100. The following requests were funded: Myriad Mobile in Fargo was awarded a $500,000 loan to provide funding for the purchase of INet Solutions Group Inc. Myriad Mobile develops mobile applications to help businesses become more effective and efficient.
FARGO—A Devils Lake, N.D., boutique is expanding to downtown Fargo. Boots and Heels will open a second location at 410 Broadway N., owner Amber Sander said in a Facebook announcement. She told the Grand Forks Herald earlier this week she expects to open in April. The store that sells shoes and other boutique items first opened in 2011 at 419 Fourth Ave. N.E. in Devils Lake. Sander and her husband, Ben, moved to Fargo last year when he accepted with Amity Agco.