The pet provider and repair retailer, together with Ross Gown for Much less and Harbor Freight Instruments, submitted preliminary plans to refit the constructing at 2450 S. Columbia Street. The sixty four,801-sq.-foot constructing shall be full as soon as the three chains transfer in, stated Larry Nygard, vice chairman for Fargo-based mostly developer Roers.
“What we’re doing is a complete rework of the venture,” he stated.
The complicated, also called the Greatest constructing, housed the Herald and Agweek for a short while after the 1997 flood. Treasure Hunters closed its doorways in late 2014.
Roers bought the constructing in June beneath the identify GF Retail Properties and labored with a California actual property firm to draw the companies to Grand Forks, Nygard stated.
Harbor Freight, a California low cost software and gear retailer, plans to open its retailer this winter, buyer agent Ashley Spicer stated. It additionally has shops in Fargo and Bismarck.
It is unclear when PetSmart or Ross will open, although development staff have been seen Monday contained in the constructing.
PetSmart and Ross didn’t return messages left by the Herald.
Ross is a California division retailer that payments itself as an “off-worth” retail chain. Grand Forks can be its second North Dakota location after Bismarck.
Phoenix-based mostly PetSmart has shops in Bismarck and Fargo.