Business in Fargo expands as owners open saloon in SturgisFARGO, N.D. — The Hub entertainment complex in south Fargo is putting the finishing touches on a new addition that is expected to open Sept. 10.
By: DAVE OLSON , Forum Communications
FARGO, N.D. — The Hub entertainment complex in south Fargo is putting the finishing touches on a new addition that is expected to open Sept. 10.
“The concept behind it is to get bigger and better shows,” said General Manager Dan Vogel.
The capacity of the building’s main auditorium will grow from about 1,850 people to about 2,500.
The stage is getting larger, too.
The changes will accommodate shows similar in size to those that play in Fargo’s Civic Center, Vogel said, adding, “We hope to get 12 major shows a year and about 40 of the mid-size shows.”
He said once the expansion is completed, The Hub will be back to its regular schedule of Thursdays and Saturdays being club nights, with Fridays reserved for shows when they are available.
The first scheduled event in the newly expanded complex will be a Johnny Holm Band concert Sept. 14.
While The Hub is expanding physically, ownership is also expanding enterprises into South Dakota.
The Easy Rider Saloon recently opened in Sturgis, just in time for the annual motorcycle rally.
Vogel described the bar’s opening, which involved a partnering of sorts with the motorcycle magazine of the same name, as a success.
Located in a three-story building, the bar will not be open all year, but a restaurant located on the first floor will be, according to Vogel.
The website for the North Dakota Secretary of State’s Office indicates The Hub is owned by Playmakers Inc. The company’s registered agent is listed as Leland Swanson.