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Dave Olson, Published December 20 2013

Trade Talk: Traditional Irish pub built in Dublin, shipped to Fargo

FARGO - When Dave Erickson says he’s going to set up a traditional Irish pub in Fargo, he means he’s going to set up a traditional Irish pub in Fargo.

“It’s a pub that’s actually built in Dublin; all the interior, furniture and things like that are being built over there and then being shipped over to Fargo,” Erickson said.

“Then, we’re going to be piecing it back together. It’s 100 percent Irish,” he said.

His plan is to open the bar and restaurant – called Hennessy’s Irish Pub – sometime in March, hopefully in time for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.

Erickson owns the Bulldog Tap, at 4265 45th St. S., next door to the location planned for Hennessy’s Irish Pub, which will be at 4323 45th St. S.

He also owns the Red Hen Taphouse in Dilworth and Dave’s Southside Tap in Moorhead.

Among the things people will find at Hennessy’s?

“Lots of import beers. Lots of Scotches and Irish whiskeys,” Erickson said.

Moorhead maps

The city of Moorhead has converted its internal Geographic Information Systems map offerings into an interactive website that allows visitors to do a number of things, such as:

• View aerial photography.

• Search property records for valuation and ownership history.

• Check property lines.

The website can be found at: http://gis.cityofmoorhead.com/

The service is something various business groups have been pushing for, and it should be help architects, builders, developers, Realtors and other real estate professionals, said Lisa Vatnsdal, community development division manager for the city.

The website is available now and the city will start offering “how-to” classes beginning in January.

The workshops will highlight the features and functions of the GIS program to user groups. They will be hosted by Brad Anderson, the city’s GIS manager.

To schedule a presentation, call Vatnsdal at (218) 299-5372, or reach her by e-mail at lisa.vatnsdal@cityofmoorhead.com

Sola Salon coming

An Irish pub isn’t the only new development in the offing for 45th Street South in Fargo.

A Sola Salon Studios outlet is planned a 3475 45th St. S., according to building permit information filed with the city of Fargo.

The Sola Salon Studios website says the franchise offers salon professionals “the freedom and benefits of salon ownership without many of the risks associated with opening a traditional salon.”


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