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Dave Olson, Published August 03 2012

TRADE TALK: Bertrosa’s under new ownership

Bertrosa’s Café at 118 Broadway in Fargo is under new ownership.

Derek Radke and Leah Odden purchased Bertrosa’s from Lisa Meyers, who, Radke said, “has been holding my hand throughout the process.”

Radke anticipates no major changes for the eatery in the lower level of the Black Building.

“We’re keeping things pretty much the same,” he said.

The café is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For daily specials, go to: www.bertrosas.com

For more information, call (701) 364-0123.

Controlled shift

Computer Wrench, a computer repair shop, has moved to a new location at 505 8th St. S. in Moorhead, a structure that will be both a business and a home to Scott and Pam Guhlke, who own and operate Computer Wrench.

The business had been in the 2700 block of 12th Avenue South.

The shop offers a variety of services for computers, from virus removal to hardware installation.

Scott Guhlke said the location on Eighth Street places the business within walking distance of Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead

Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For more information, call (218) 331-2290.

A home for Alderon

Alderon Industries is building a new home for itself in Hawley, Minn.

The company, which designs and builds electrical control panels, alarms and float switches, among other things, now rents two buildings in Hawley.

The new building will have 39,000 square feet of space and give the company room to hire more staff and increase production to meet increasing demand, said Greg Simon, company spokesman.

Simon said Alderon is already hiring more control engineers, electrical customer service technicians and estimators, and custom control panel builders.

The company was started by Bob Klabunde and Dan Scherping in a small garage in rural Waubun, Minn., in 2000.

It moved to Hawley in 2003.

Coffee shop closes

The Babb’s Coffee House at 1617 32nd Ave. S. in Fargo has closed.

Owner Joel Onsurez said a decision was made to close the store in order to streamline operations and focus attention on the two remaining Babb’s Coffee House locations, one at 604 Main Ave. in Fargo and the other in downtown Jamestown, N.D.

The Babb’s Coffee House at 32nd Avenue South opened in 2008.

Military luncheon

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural State of the Military luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4351 17th Ave. S., Fargo.

The event will focus on the current state of the armed services locally

and what they envision for the future.

Officials from the North Dakota and Minnesota National Guards will participate in the discussion.

Tickets are $25 for Chamber members who preregister; $35 for Chamber members at the door; and $35 for general admission.

To register or for more information, log on to www.fmwfchamber.com. The phone number for the chamber is (218) 233-1100.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555