Business Voice: Brew Bird building for sale, Fargo entrepreneur to host pop-up museum night – InForum

FARGO — Even though their building is listed for sale, Brew Bird has promised patrons it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

That’s according to a Facebook post the restaurant shared on Friday, Jan. 6, shortly after a sign was posted outside the restaurant and an ad for the sale appeared online.

“Even though our landlord has listed our building, fear not – we’re not going anywhere!” the post read. “We’re here to serve you all the funky fried chicken you can handle for the foreseeable future!”

The building at 300 N. University Drive is listed for sale at $650,000, according to an online listing. The 2,000 square meter building built in 1948 is described as a retail “investment property”.

“Beautiful downtown restaurant building. Located directly on University Drive with 14,000 daily traffic. Completely renovated throughout and new commercial kitchen. Tenant in place. Excellent opportunity for future owner/tenant,” the listing reads.

Brew Bird first opened in that location in September 2019. It was previously home to Daran’s Southern Soul Food.

The forum made inquiries to both Brew Bird and Core Property Group, the companies listed on the for sale signs, but did not receive a response.

A local entrepreneur will host a pop-up museum night

Fargo entrepreneur and former CIA officer Will Cromarty will host the first in a series of pop-up museum nights on Saturday, January 21st at 7pm at the Fargo Brewing Company.

Cromarty is a participant in the fall cohort of the Builders and Backers Idea Accelerator. The program is organized by Heartland Forward, a nonprofit economic development organization, and is designed to uncover ideas for solving problems across America’s Heartland.

Saturday’s event will be the first of three planned for 2023. According to a press release, the pop-up will feature an “eclectic collection of retro artifacts ranging from space to spy and will feature live music by DJ 1PrettyRicky.”

Cromarty created the Museum Incubator, which aims to bring educational experiences in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the metro area. The rotating “micro-museums” are designed so that residents can test their museum exhibits as a trial run of potential long-term museum exhibits, the press release explained.

An idea accelerator for builders and backers in Fargo is sponsored by Grand Farm and Emerging Prairie. The fall cohort offered $5,000 to 10 North Dakota residents to test their ideas. The 90-day program includes 45 days of learning how to turn ideas into reality and another 45 days of experimentation.

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