Downtown Minot businesses are growing

MINOT, N.D. (KXNET) — The Small Business enterprise Association estimates a lot more than 600,000 new businesses open each individual yr in the U.S. Which is no various in North Dakota, with Minot observing this enhance, primarily in the downtown space.

“The new enterprises, the new exhilaration, the new places for people to go and have enjoyable, all of that produces a fantastic main for the metropolis of Minot. The more powerful you can make your downtown area, the much better. ‘Cause which is the place all the new, fresh suggestions are likely to gravitate to, is in a sturdy downtown,” claimed Denis Lindbo, the proprietor of Gourmand Chef and HighAir Floor.

Lindbo has two corporations, with one particular situated ideal downtown. She says whilst they are diverse, in particular the clientele, they do have some similarities.

“With the downtown, we’ve acquired a good deal extra organizations all around us. It’s been the core of the city of Minot for so very long. With HighAir Floor, we’re a little little bit more compact area as significantly as small business-wise, but we still check out to do the same points as what we do downtown. We try to get the job done with each other, we do promotions together,” reported Lindbo.

Eric Thoemke has two businesses downtown, Up Your Axe and the Putt District.

He suggests the location is a key place to established up store, primarily after the significant road design undertaking was completed downtown.

“I’m definitely appreciative that they invested into the community the way they did. I feel that a large amount of enterprise proprietors invested and setting up house owners to make downtown what it is,” stated Thoemke.

He hopes bridging the previous with the new in the local community will aid the metropolis obtain a perception of identity.

“I assume for the longest time we’ve experienced this fantastic downtown spot and it’s tied to so quite a few historic issues and so remaining equipped to faucet back again into that downtown history wherever we started, I assume can support to put together a feeling of identity, individuals, culture. And then as that continues to grow, the skies the restrict,” explained Thoemke.