WEST FARGO – A important expansion is underway at Traditions Cafe & Bar on West Fargo’s south aspect.

Traditions’ house owners lately obtained LakeMode Liquors, turning it into Traditions Liquors. They also took more than the leases for the previous Ole & Lena’s Pizzeria and Omologato E Cigs in the Eagle Run Plaza.

The pizzeria and smoke shop areas at 3330 Sheyenne St. are now remaining rehabbed to develop into the new property of Traditions Liquors The house swap will double the liquor store’s profits and storage place.

In the meantime, the former liquor store will be turned into The Pizza Job at Traditions, with a non-public bash room, golf simulators, and area in the kitchen to cope with a balanced desire for catering, Co-operator Brian Working day stated Monday, Dec. 20.

“We ended up heading to do a pizza originally when we opened up, but with Ole & Lena’s proper up coming door, we didn’t want to tread on them,” Working day mentioned.

Day reported the expansion is major, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. But the prospect to acquire about far more room in the strip center was too excellent to pass up.

“It was a person of those people promotions where we weren’t pretty prepared to do it, but when you have leased place and the place becomes obtainable, it really just, it’s type of a now or you under no circumstances know when variety of deal,” Working day reported.

Obtaining the liquor retailer presents Traditions the capacity to purchase liquor for the bar cheaper, thanks to bulk buying. It also provides Traditions buyers the possibility to only wander above to the liquor retail store to invest in beer, wine or spirits to choose residence or to the lake.

“You get the greatest of both equally worlds,” Day explained.

The house as soon as occupied by Ole and Lena’s Pizzeria and a smoke store, found Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, is currently being transformed to be the new house of Traditions Liquors. At the time that move is finished, the liquor shop area will be turned into a pizzeria with a catering kitchen area and other features.

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Traditions opened in spring 2020. Working day said that not only has the cafe performed very well, but shockingly robust need for catering has outstripped the potential of his latest kitchen area and he’s experienced to convert down some catering employment.

“We’ve sort of outgrown the kitchen area,” he stated.

The 2nd kitchen area need to fix that problem, Working day reported.

Supply chain delays have pushed back again the timeline for completion of the work. New coolers for the liquor keep are to get there in mid-January. The pizza and catering kitchen, with a new oven and hoods, is prepared for completion in mid-February, Working day said.

In the meantime, he’s powering as a result of the tension of ready on the do the job to get concluded.

“My operate week this 7 days was 112 hrs,” Day reported. “We’ll just cross our fingers and hope that it all turns out in the end.”