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Shop Downtown for a unique, boutique experience


Today’s blog is from Michaela Schell, local business person and blogger.   Most are familiar with Greater Grand Forks’ amazing shopping corridor along 32nd Avenue South. It’s hard to miss the big stores and great deals. But one area that is not as visible but equally amazing is Downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The streets are filled with small shops, boutiques, galleries, eateries and more, all locally owned and operated and unique to the Grand Cities.   Downtown you can easily walk from store to store and even take a quick walk over the Sorlie Bridge, check out the scenic Red River, and take a stroll along one of the beautiful paths along the Greenway.   First up, clothing. If you are looking for boutique style clothing, Downtown has a variety of new, on trend clothing stores for every style. Kittson and RH Standard offer trend setting clothing for fanshionistas. At Adley Anne’s you can find the cutest clothes for babies and toddlers along with materinity styles for moms-to-be. True Colors, a self-described “trendy, chic resale boutique” offers brand name clothes at reduced prices.   Between shopping stops, Downtown has a plethora of places to grab a bite …

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Many thanks to our Art Fest partners!


The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau team had a great time supplying “simply grand” hospitality over the weekend to Art Fest artists and vendors!  Our group spends the weekend assisting with set up and tear down while also supplying snacks and beverages to the artists during both days of the event! We couldn’t do it without the help of our partners though, so we extend many thanks to the following:   University of North Dakota for the use of their mules Acme Rents for the use of their mules Simmons Flint for the use of space (and lunch during our packing party) Grand Forks Herald for complimentary copies of the newspaper to distribute Grand Forks City Mosquito Patrol for assistance with setup Congratulations to the North Valley Arts Council for another successful Art Fest! We are looking forward to partnering again in 2013!   Now we are on to the 2012 Art & Wine Walk season, which kicks off on Saturday!

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