Posts tagged #Fargo

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.

Uber in North Dakota

In the fall of 2013, I packed my bags and moved to the bustling metropolis of Chicago for grad school at Experience Institute.

While living in Chicago, my classmates and I experienced the variety that comes with living in one of America's largest cities. From food to museums, nightlife to transportation, we had so many options.

This was when I took my first ride with ridesharing service, Uber.

Posted on July 31, 2015 and filed under Demonstration.