West Acres mall seeks consumer opinions on vacant spaces

by / ⠀News / May 20, 2024
Vacant Mall

West Acres Mall, located in Fargo, North Dakota  executives are actively soliciting consumer input to determine what businesses should occupy vacant commercial spaces. The aim is to enhance shopping and dining experiences by integrating businesses that meet shoppers’ demands and preferences. To facilitate this, patrons welcome suggestions, with popular choices including Trader Joe’s, IKEA, Nordstrom Rack, Anthropologie, H&M, The Cheesecake Factory, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Alissa Adams, West Acres’ Chief Operating Officer, views an upcoming real estate conference as the perfect setting to use these customer insights. The mall can ensure its offerings align with evolving customer desires by maintaining consistent communication. According to Adams, West Acres’ adaptation and innovation capabilities are key elements of its success.

West Acres has placed dedicated suggestion boxes at mall entrances to collect suggestions and sent out email surveys to gather data on popular brands.

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This strategy is a promising step towards shaping the mall experience to reflect customer lifestyle and preferences.

May 22 will see Hawley, Minnesota, host a ‘Hometown Entrepreneurship Night’ to promote entrepreneurship among recent graduates and ambitious entrepreneurs. The event will offer an evening of networking, with talks from seasoned entrepreneurs and potential investors. It will take place at the Hawley Community Center, and online registration is required to attend. Mayor Sarah Palin is expected to make an opening address.

Seasoned entrepreneurs, including a brand owner, the founder of an organic food delivery service, and a co-founder of a tech startup, will share success and failure stories. The event also includes Q&A sessions and interactive talks on business development aspects, such as business planning, funding, marketing strategies, and technological trends.

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Last, the Red River Harvest Cooperative in North Dakota significantly contributed to local food banks by donating 950 pounds of organic yellow potatoes. This initiative combats food insecurity and reduces food waste, a testament to the cooperative’s commitment to addressing local needs and ensuring everyone has access to fresh, healthy produce.

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