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Strip Mall Adventures: 25th Street Market

By Geneva Nodland

In the Fargo-Moorhead area, a unique blend of local culture and community thrives within the variety of strip malls. In this series, we’ll adventure through these commercial hubs, discovering the charm and diversity they offer. Often underrated, these strip malls can be vital to local economies and communities; being a space that offers services, shops, and eateries, they reflect the local culture and cater to the needs of residents, often housing family-owned businesses that serve their communities. Our series will highlight a strip mall, detailing the businesses that call these places home while sharing intriguing facts about their operations and histories. From the antique store that has hosted countless local treasures to the family-run diner known for its secret pancake recipe, these stories will showcase the unique character and contributions of the area. Join us as we celebrate—where every storefront has a story and each visit offers a glimpse into the heart of this community!

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Featured Strip Mall:
25th Street Market—Fargo Shopping Center 1450 25th St S, Fargo, ND

Featured Businesses:

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee, a popular coffee chain, is known for its quality handcrafted beverages and breakfast items. This cozy location offers amenities like a drive-thru, Wi-Fi, and dine-in and order-ahead options. If you haven’t been, the menu features a variety of coffee, lattes, espressos, and signature drinks, along with breakfast sandwiches and baked goods. Part of the many Caribou locations across the Fargo-Moorhead area, the 25th Street Market outlet is a convenient stop for Caribou coffee lovers. Get caffeinated Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and weekends from 6 a.m.- 7 p.m.!

FM Sales & Repairs

FM Sales & Repairs caters to a range of electronic needs! They offer services like the sale and repair of mobile phones and are known for their quality service and fair pricing. FM Sales & Repairs has earned positive customer feedback for their efficient and helpful service, as well as a wide selection of electronics, including tablets, gaming consoles, and phone accessories. They are also commended for their selection of collectible cards, like Pokemon cards. The store is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7, and closed on the weekends—
stop by!

Facebook | /fmsalesandrepairs

The 25th Street Market also hosts a few businesses as part of its Professional Building, including a Country Financial location and a spa!

Flatland Guitar and Lutherie

Flatland Guitar and Lutherie is a specialized store that deals in guitars, banjos, mandolins, amplifiers, pedals, and various accessories. They are known for being Fargo-Moorhead’s exclusive Taylor dealer and repair center.

The store offers a range of brands, including Taylor, Brunton, Art & Lutherie, Jackson, Yamaha, and several others. They cater to a wide range of musical needs, from instruments to maintenance and accessories—stop in Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m!

Facebook | /Flatland Guitar and Lutherie

Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change

Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change, P.C. specializes in treating anxiety and related conditions for children, adolescents, and adults. They offer effective treatment in a professional and welcoming environment, from therapists who are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The center’s treatment is structured and collaborative and utilizes state-of-the-art techniques. They address various conditions like OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias, and more. For more information, visit their website at!

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Leela Thai Cuisine

Leela Thai Cuisine is a cozy restaurant that brings a taste of Thailand to the local area. The restaurant offers a variety of traditional Thai dishes made from fresh ingredients. Start a meal with Thai iced tea and the popular cream cheese wontons (known as “bags of gold”). Then try favorites like red or green curry, Pad Cashew, and the classic Pad Thai. They also offer desserts like refreshing green tea ice cream. They aim to provide an authentic Thai culinary experience, complete with authentic spice levels if you’re looking for heat! They pride themselves on offering vegetarian and vegan options as well. For Thai food lovers and those who just know what they like—Leela Thai is a staple in the FM area! Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m., as well as all day Sundays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Facebook | /LeelaThaiCuisine
Instagram | @leelathaifargo

Underbrush Gallery, Inc

Underbrush Art Gallery & Custom Framing in Fargo focuses on fine art and custom framing. Passionate about art, they offer services and assistance for all art or framing needs. The gallery’s business hours are Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or specific inquiries, you can contact them at [email protected] or call 701-235-2228

Vintage Point Gift Shop

Vintage Point Gift Shop is a locallyowned store known for its wide and unique selection of gift items. It features a variety of Pride of Dakota products, made by local makers. At the shop, you’ll find a range of products like chocolates, coffee, roasted almonds, salsa, candles, puzzles, stuffed animals, and books—making it a prime spot for those looking to find special, locally-made products. Additionally, their collection of antique items, toys, and “knickknacks” ensure that customers can find gifts for everyone on their list—stop in and see for yourself Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Did you know?
Vintage Point is celebrated for its large selection of puzzles and has become a go-to place for puzzle enthusiasts!

Facebook | /vintagepointfargo
Instagram | @vintagepoint_fargo

Soho 23

Soho 23, another tasty treat part of the 25th Street Market, offers a comforting blend of Korean and Japanese cuisine led by chef Derek Kinoshita. The restaurant is owned and managed by the experienced Jin Myung, whose history includes capturing the city’s palate with Yuki Hana Grill and Sushi at this very spot a decade ago. Soho 23, which opened its doors in mid-October, invites patrons to try dishes like Beef Bulgogi, Loco Moco, and Chicken Katsu, among others, in a setting that feels at home and inviting, making it a must-visit in town!

Facebook | /Soho 23
Instagram | @soho23_official

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