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Wendy Reuer, Published November 30 2012

TRADE TALK: Pop-up T-shirt, local art shop will close Dec. 23

TAG, a new pop-up store at 601 1st Ave. N. in Fargo, will only be open until Dec. 23, so if you’re in the market for local art, T-shirts and gifts, you’ll need to stop in soon.

Proprietor Joe Burgum said the T-shirt store is a celebration of community through the art and the artists who make the designs. One of those artists is his partner, Jeff Knight.

The shop was inspired by the downtown store Unglued and Mike Draper of RAYGUN.

Iowa-based RAYGUN T-shirts is known for its art, which is commonly a nod to the Midwest.

TAG is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and will be open late during the Downtown Community Partnership’s “Shine into the Holidays” events.

Can’t make it in before Dec. 23? Check TAG out online at www.tagfargo.com.

MinDak store moves

MinDak Gold Buyers has moved from the Moorhead Center Mall kiosk into a 1,000-square-foot storefront.

Owner Jack Seaman opened MinDak on May 1 and moved into the mall shop this month. It is in the former Go Moorhead location near the mall fountain.

The shop buys gold and silver items of all types, from jewelry to gold bars.

Seaman, a longtime gold dealer, said he hopes to open more locations in the future. Gold prices remain high, a good sign for customers around the holidays

“It’s a good time to sell because gold is very near its all-time high,” Seaman said.

MinDak is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Pink store coming soon

Victoria’s Secret is looking to expand in Fargo’s West Acres mall. The women’s intimates store submitted an application to the city of Fargo to open a Pink Victoria’s Secret at West Acres.

The Pink subsidiary of Victoria’s Secret is known for yoga and casual pieces.

Alissa Sorum, marketing director for West Acres, confirmed a stand-alone Pink store will be built but said an official announcement will be made after the holidays.

Goodwill sale begins

Herberger’s will kick off its Goodwill sale on Thursday with a “Stuff the Truck” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moorhead store at 400 Center Ave.

The semi-annual Goodwill event asks customers to donate gently used clothing to be given to the Goodwill’s job training programs.

In exchange for the donated items, customers receive a 25 percent off coupon valid through Dec. 11.

The sale is a local favorite because the coupon can be used on nearly everything in the store, including cosmetics.

Roberts St. apartments

Construction is moving along on a more than

$4 million apartment building at 408 Roberts St.in Fargo.

John Ommen with J M Rentals LLP said the 45-unit building is expected to open around May 1.

Apartments will be a mix of efficiencies and one- and two-bedrooms, he said.

Parking will be on the ground floor of the four-story building. “We do have the ability to convert some of the main level to commercial,” Ommen said.

Best Buy Mobile opens

Best Buy Mobile opened this week at West Acres mall in the spot formerly occupied by Journey’s.

Journey’s relocated inside the mall to a larger space near the Food Court.

The Fargo store is the first Best Buy Mobile in North Dakota.

Best Buy Mobile specialty stores offer all things mobile such as cellphones, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, MP3 players and accessories.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Wendy Reuer at (701) 241-5530