Roberts Commons Retail Preview

Written by: Fargo Inc Staff

Renderings courtesy of Kilbourne Group

With most of the Roberts Commons retail spaces set to open in Downtown Fargo this spring and summer, we wanted to give readers a look at what’s to come. From a candy-and-cookie dough shop to a boutique to an art gallery, there will be something for every downtowner to check out during a night (or day) on the town.

  • 550-5,500 square footage range for retail spaces
  • 450+ parking spaces
  • 25,000 employees work within a one-mile radius of downtown
  • 70+ amenity apartments
  • 220+ bicycle stalls
  • 95 neighborhood Walk Score
  • 13,000 total square feet of retail and food/beverage space
  • 16,000 residents live within a one-mile radius of downtown

Roberts Street Block

Roberts StreetGRAB A BITE
Announcement coming soon!
655 2nd Ave. N

207 Roberts St.
~1,500 sq. ft.

Second Avenue Block

Second Avenue

Young Blood Coffee Co.
623 2nd Ave. N

  • Owners: Tim and Elisha Griffin
  • What it is: A West Coast-inspired artisan coffee shop that offers brighter flavors, as well as teas, juices and hot chocolate.
  • Previous location: NP Avenue in Downtown Fargo
  • Expected opening date: April 2018

Power Plate Meals
621 2nd Ave. N

  • Owners: Seth and Haylee Houkom
  • What it is: Healthy, convenient, ready-to-eat meals for the person on the go. The menu rotates every two weeks, so there’s always something new and fresh to try.
  • Other locations: West and South Fargo; Grand Forks; Bismarck; Eagan, Minnesota
  • Expected opening date: June 2018

Announcement coming soon!
615 2nd Ave. N

Roberts Alley

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Scoop N Dough Candy Co.
206 Roberts Alley

  • Owner: Josh Ulrich
  • What it is: Sweets shop that will feature cookie dough, ice cream, caramel corn and old-fashioned candy for a first-of-its-kind downtown dessert option. The space will feature bar seating that faces directly into the alley, with the ability to open up the “garage door” for additional seating outside.
  • Expected opening date: May 2018
  • Why he’s excited about RoCO: “RoCo is something new for Fargo — having something like that downtown where people can park, eat, go shopping and check out an art gallery. I like the alley concept, and it’s a cool but small space that we can really take advantage of in the area. That was really what drew me to it. We looked at other spaces on Broadway; we looked at other spaces by West Acres; and we just felt like this is where the people are going to be.”

Ecce Gallery
208 Roberts Alley

  • Owner: Mark Weiler
  • What it is: Fine-art dealer that’s considered an exhibition focal point for local and regional artists. It serves as a springboard for emerging talent in the area and is a respected destination for established artists. Some featured artists: Bob Crowe, Meghan Duda, Dan Jones, Mike Marth, Kelli Nelson, Emma Beatrez, Andrew David Stark.
  • Former locations: Broadway, Fourth Street in Downtown Fargo
  • Expected opening date: April 2018 (opening reception: April 12, 7-9 p.m.)

Pink Luxe Boutique
214 Roberts Alley

  • Owner: Erica Meech
  • What it is: Mid-price-point boutique that offers simple, ready-to-wear fashion.
  • Expected opening date: April 2018
  • Why she’s excited about RoCo: “I was looking for (other) small, niche shops because that’s what people want nowadays is that mom-and-pop shop experience.”

A ROCO Timeline

Nov. ’15
Kilbourne Group is chosen from three local developers to develop an urban-scale, mixed-use building with a parking structure on Second Avenue North in Downtown Fargo.

June ’16
Phase I kicks off with the construction of a seven-story parking garage.

June ’17
Parking garage is completed.

April ’17
Construction begins on Phase II, the mixed-use building that will wrap the parking garage.

April ’18
Expected completion date for Phase II. Kilbourne Groups hands off to new retail tenants for individual fit-ups.

Roberts Commons

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