Monday, April 03, 2006

Springtime downtown

There is a nice article in today's Grand Forks Herald about all of the developments taking place in downtown Grand Forks. They also included a list of the individual projects. Of note, the article states that the new owner of the St. John's Block wants an art gallery and wine bar on the main floor and a grocery store in the basement in addition to the "funky, cutting-edge" New York-style lofts that will fill the upper floors. Also, the new renters of the Opera House Lofts started moving in this past weekend while construction on the new Elite Brownstones at the current site of the Flood Memorial Park will start later this month. Some tentative opening dates provided by new downtown businesses: Joe Black's bar and grill - mid-April, Dakota Harvest Bakers - May, The Toasted Frog appetizer bar and restaurant - "some time this spring".

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to go off-topic. GFG, are you planning another Spring Fest thread? The latest developments are very questionable. Just wondering if you'll create a place to discuss the topic.

Thank you.

GrandForksGuy said...

Well, I guess we'll have to see! Stay tuned. Although I am a UND student I am so not into the Springfest scene...I just think it is an unfortunate way for the community to think of UND students. Most of us UND students actually don't go to Springfest and most of us that do go there don't burn couches and urinate in gardens, but those who do go there and who do these types of activities really ruin it for all of UND. Can't some of us out there grow up?

Still anonymous said...

Well put.

Anonymous said...

It's about time Grand Forks receives a piece of culture and urban resemblance (ie, Toasted Frog).

Anonymous said...

I saw that the toasted frog was open today, Friday the 28th of April 2006.