Posts filed under Local Business

Local Business: Love Always

Local Business Spotlight: A look at Fargo’s small businesses and the people behind them.

Featuring: Love Always & Christy Tehven
By: Dane Johnson, Folkways Editorial Board

With flowers cut in the kitchen and stored in the fridge next to the butter, and used orange juice containers serving as watering cans, Christy Tehven’s first three months’ worth of floral arrangement orders were fulfilled from her own home.

Fortunately for her, and her husband, Christy moved her floral studio into the back space of a vintage boutique next door to Twenty Below Coffee Co. by fall of 2016.

Posted on January 24, 2017 and filed under Local Business.

Local Business: Young Blood Coffee Co.

Local Business Spotlight: A look at Fargo’s small businesses and the people behind them.

Featuring: Young Blood Coffee Co. & Tim Griffin
By: Dane Johnson, Folkways Editorial Board

Tim Griffin, owner of Young Blood Coffee Co., believes that you owe it to your customer to apprentice under a master of your craft before launching into business yourself.

After more than a decade of working in the specialty coffee industry, for the likes of Stumptown and Four Barrel, Griffin has arguably subjected himself to learning from the best baristas and roasters in the country. 

“Go through the hard work, and put yourself under the training that is the best that you can find,” Tim advised.

Posted on December 23, 2016 and filed under Local Business.

Local Business: Front Street

Local Business Spotlight: A look at Fargo’s small businesses and the people behind them.

Featuring: Front Street Taproom & Aaron Templin
By: Dane Johnson, Folkways Editorial Board

In retrospect, it seems fitting that Front Street Taproom’s founder, Aaron Templin, would open a drinking establishment of his own.

But that route wasn’t always so clear.

It wasn’t until March of 2016, when Aaron left a six-year post he’d held within Scheels Arena’s Food and Beverage Department, that he began to explore what else might be in store for his vocational life. 

Posted on December 2, 2016 and filed under Local Business.

Fargo Liquor Code Improvement Memo

Fargo’s liquor code is a complicated conglomerate of high start up costs, secondary markets, and twenty-six distinct types of licenses. Its convoluted structure is a cultural and economic bottleneck that obstructs economic growth and is counter to the public’s well-being. This system has not been created intentionally or negligently, but has become trapped by path dependency and the lack of a holistic plan.

Moving forward, city officials have the opportunity to create a new system that provides opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs while ensuring that all license holders are held responsible for their actions. In order for reform to be meaningful, however, it must address the economic, cultural, and community shortcomings of the current code. 

Posted on August 12, 2015 and filed under Demonstration, Local Business.