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Dave Olson, Published September 20 2013

Trade Talk: Changes coming to Boerth's Gallery in downtown Fargo

FARGO – Some changes are coming to Boerth’s Gallery, an art gallery and frame shop at 212 Broadway in downtown Fargo.

Michael Rohr, who owns the business with his wife, Heidi, said they are opening a second location on 45th Street South in the same strip mall that houses Old Chicago.

The new location, which is expected to open sometime in October, will be called Boerth’s Custom Framing and it will be home to the company’s frame shop

The downtown location will still be called Boerth’s Gallery and it will continue to offer fine art and frame design.

Frame design will also be available at the new location.

Rohr said Boerth’s is now offering a virtual framing service, where customers who come in with an image they want framed can now view on a computer what the finished product will look like.

In addition, Rohr said Boerth’s is in the process of securing a wine and beer license for a two-story wine bar the business is developing at the back of its downtown location.

In conjunction with the wine bar project, which is being called D’Vine, the front of Boerth’s downtown gallery will become a space that can be rented for events, Rohr said.

The wine bar is expected to open sometime early next year.

Rohr added that Steve Johnson, a former owner of Total Picture Design, a downtown Fargo business that closed late last year, is now general manager at Boerth’s.

Liquor license news

A company out of Sioux Falls, S.D., called Golf Addiction, which operates golf simulators, has asked the city of Fargo for the creation of a new class of liquor license that would allow beer and wine sales, but not spirits.

Fargo City Auditor Steve Sprague said Golf Addiction is looking to locate in space on 45th Street South.

He said in response to the company’s request the city’s liquor control board has approved a new I Entertainment license that requires 65 percent of a business’s revenue come from non-alcohol sales. The license would carry an initial issuance fee of $10,000 and the license would be non-transferrable.

The proposal is awaiting City Commission approval, according to Sprague.

Just opened

Just Grains has opened at the corner of Fourth Street and Main Avenue in Moorhead.

The store bills itself as a gluten-free bakery.


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