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A positive face for farming

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Anyone with a connection (i.e. eats food or wears clothes) would probably find the movie “Farmland” worth 10 bucks. The documentary movie rolled out in a national limited release May 1, with a free premiere on April 30 in Fargo at the M…continue reading on

West Acres an always-evolving commercial circus

August 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Before West Acres had Facebook to drum up excitement and attract visitors, it had auto shows, and puppet shows, and lion shows. In that respect, tonight’s 40th anniversary party will be a throwback. There’ll be cupcakes, giveaways, sales, and a period movie in the parking lot “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Continue Reading

Shoppers most valuable product at West Acres in Fargo

August 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

What’s the most valuable product at West Acres? Easy: You are. The shopping center’s 120-plus stores sell everything from swanky suits to pricey electronics to head-turning diamonds. But the mall’s owners don’t make a dime off those things. Instead, they make money selling stores access to the 20,000 shoppers West Acres attracts each day. Continue Reading

Booming mall shifted action west

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When West Acres opened in August 1972, it tilted the economic center of Fargo and Moorhead from the traditional downtown city centers to a then-remote stretch of Interstate 29 that wasn’t even within the Fargo city limits. Continue Reading

Fargo developer envisioned (West) acres of shopping

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One day in the late 1960s, a stranger tall, dapper, and driving a Buick Riviera followed the dust and dirt of 13th Avenue South to the Rabanus family farm. Continue Reading

Christmas wish comes true for 4-year-old

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Christmas arrived early for 4-year-old Owen Henry on Thursday when his father, a soldier in the Army, paid a surprise visit during a meeting with Santa Claus. Continue Reading

Risers collapse during student concert at Fargo shopping mall

December 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Video of a Carl Ben Eielson student holiday concert at West Acres in Fargo Thursday night. Continue Reading

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Flash mob in Fargo’s West Acres mall

October 1, 2011 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) — Shoppers at West Acres in Fargo had an unexpected surprise, when their lunch time turned into a dance show. The American Diabetes Association was behind the unique flash mob. Continue Reading

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Kiosks pop up for holidays

December 14, 2010 in INFORUM

Temporary stores give mall shoppers a few extra options

Some of Fargo-Moorhead’s newest businesses will be gone as fast as milk and cookies set out for Santa. Continue Reading

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West Acres mall gets two new stores

May 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Two new tenants will be coming to West Acres Regional Shopping Center in Fargo by the end of this year.

Forever 21, a clothing and accessories retailer, will move into the Sears wing, filling the former Walgreens and two adjoining spaces.

The Finish Line, which carries name-brand athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, plans to open its store in August. Continue reading…

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