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Dave Olson, Published September 27 2013

Noodles & Co. to open second restaurant in Fargo Monday

Noodles & Co. is set to open its second Fargo location Monday.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. at the new restaurant at 2603 Kirsten Lane.

There is already a Noodles & Co. at 4501 15th Ave. S. in Fargo.

The new store will be the fourth Noodles & Co. restaurant operated by the franchise group Border States Management, which will now have two stores in Fargo and restaurants in Grand Forks and Sioux Falls, S.D.

“We are excited to bring our world of flavors to south Fargo. From healthy to indulgent, spicy to comforting, we have something for everyone,” said Erin Murphy, senior manager of communications at Noodles & Co.

The new Fargo site will have 85 indoor seats and 16 outdoor seats.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

The phone number is (701) 356-4003.

Concrete plans

Cretex Concrete Products has broken ground for a manufacturing plant in Hawley, Minn.

The company plans to use gravel from local sources to make concrete pipe that will be shipped throughout the region.

Located at 401 Michael St. S., just south of the Subway store in Hawley, the plant will be built on an 80-acre site and employ up to 40 workers at peak times.

When up and running, the Cretex plant is anticipated to be among the top five users of Hawley’s municipal natural gas and electric utilities.

Sweeto Burrito

Sweeto Burrito, which has been operating as a food truck in the area, is putting down roots at 117 Broadway in Fargo.

Kerry Fernholz, a partner in the enterprise, says they hope to open in mid- to late October.

In addition to “custom-type” burritos, Sweeto Burrito will offer items such as rice bowls, salads and smoothies, Fernholz said.

Once the restaurant is in operation, the food truck will be used primarily for fairs and festivals, he said.

For now, the food truck can usually be found in the area of 10th Street and Fourth Avenue North in Fargo.

Restaurant upgrade

Old Chicago, 2551 45th St. S., Fargo, has embarked on a major remodel that will include a complete makeover of the restaurant’s exterior and a remodeling of the interior.

The changes will coincide with the addition of new items to the menu.

Except for about seven days near the end of the work, the store will remain open for most of the project, which is expected to take about two months to complete.

Dilworth taphouse

The Red Hen Taphouse, a new bar planned for Dilworth, is looking to open by early November in the Gateway Crossing strip mall, 1710 Center Ave. W., a short distance east of the intersection of Moorhead’s 34th Street and Highway 10.

Taphouse owner Dave Erickson said the bar will seat 165 people inside and 40 outside on an outdoor patio.

Erickson, who described the Red Hen Taphouse as a neighborhood sports bar, said it will feature about 20 beers on tap, as well as munchies such as salads, burgers and nachos.

Erickson also owns Dave’s Southside Tap in Moorhead and Bulldog Tap in Fargo.

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