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20/20 Vision of Downtown

presented by the

Downtown Development Association

Current Downtown Construction


Demers Avenue

Starting in late May 2019, Demers Avenue will undergo construction from the Sorlie Bridge to 6th Street. Demers will be closed from 3rd Street (intersection by Freedom Church and Waterfront Kitchen & Bath) up to the Alerus Express on 6th Street. The downtown reroute is shown above in the downtown parking section.

Selkirk on 4th

Located in the heart of downtown Grand Forks, ND, Selkirk on 4th will provide an engaging and creative environment that will integrate commercial space with downtown housing and a community park space. Selkirk on 4th will consist of 5 levels starting with commercial space and private underground parking. Condos will be located on floors 3 through 5 with private balconies that overlook beautiful downtown Grand Forks. Completion: Fall 2019.

In 1872, Alexander Griggs, Selkirk steamboat captain staked claim to land on the Red River. That 9-acre piece of land would become downtown Grand Forks. Griggs has long been acknowledged as responsible for the growth of Grand Forks from a trading post to a town. His efforts earned him the title, “Father of Grand Forks.”

Pure Development (Hugo’s and Alerus on Demers and 5th)

Located on the west end of Grand Forks’ downtown core, the project proposes a transformation of an entire block which is currently under-developed. It addresses a growing demand in cities, including Grand Forks, not just for new housing options, but for businesses which support a growing downtown population. A primary commercial component of the project will be a grocery store. The location provides residents of downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods with convenient access to essential items, and adds a basic service important to continued development. Completion: Summer 2020

Downtown Events

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20/20 Vision Cash Mobs

During 20/20 Vision, the DDA will be hosting two cash mobs a month from May-September. Make sure to check below to see what the location and time is! Cash Mobs will be every other Wednesday.

Here’s all you need to know:

  • Be courteous to the business owner(s) and staff

  • Try to spend $10-$20

  • Meet 2-3 people you didn’t know before

  • Takes lots of pictures using the hashtags #cashmob #downtownGF

Send us a nomination for next month’s cash mobs!

Cash Mobs you missed out on:
May 22nd
- True Colors | 5-6p | 6 S 3rd Street
June 5th - Tea & Crepe Cafe | 12-1p | 307 Demers Ave
June 12th - Thai Hot 3 | 11a-1:30p | 3
June 19th - Simply Boutique | 11a-1p | 223 Demers Ave
June 26th - Impact Nutrition | 7:30-9a | 311 Demers Avenue

Cash Mobs still ahead:
July 10th - Bonzers Sandwich Pub | 12a-1:30p | 420 Demers Avenue | Park behind Bonzers in customer parking or in the Central Ramp for 2-hr parking
July 17th - Kittsona | 5:30-7p-6p | 402 Demers Avenue | Park on N 4th St or in the Corporate Ramp for 2-hr parking
July 24th - Sledsters | 6-8p | 215 4th St | Park on S 4th St or in the Central Ramp for 2-hr parking
July 31st - Boardwalk Bar & Grill | 5-6p | 415 2nd St NW | Park in front of restaurant row!
Aug 7th - Voxxy | 5-6p | 7 N 3rd Street | Park on N 3rd or in the Central Ramp 2-hr parking
Aug 14th - Ely’s Ivy | 11a-12p | 22 S 3rd St | Park on S 3rd or Kittson Avenue
Aug 21st - Paola’s Pastries | 11a-12p |
Aug 28th - RH Standard | 5-6p |
Sept 4th - The Loft | 5-6p |
Sept 11th
- Shing Ya | 12-1p |
Sept 18th - Ann Love | 5-6p |
Sept 25th - TBD

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