Our friends at the Prairie Den are celebrating their first year in operation! Evolve ND is proud of their accomplishment and wishes them a happy celebration!
On a Friday morning in June, 122 ½ N. Broadway is hopping. Teams work together around tables, while solo workers stand at desks made of reclaimed wood. Work by local artists covers the walls, while Hawaiian music (to fit the Hawaiian Shirt Day theme selected by Emerging Prairie’s interns) and the scent of coffee permeate the air.
One year ago the location, in the wake of a sudden departure by coworking space CoCo, was left bare. Emerging Prairie program director Annie Wood saw an opportunity in its bright blue walls and open floor plan.
“We really believed that coworking could add value to Fargo, if we did it in a way that made sense to the community,” Wood, fondly known as the ‘Den Master’ said. “This space needs to feel like it’s for Fargo, by Fargo, and meeting Fargo’s needs.”
What Fargo needed was a place for meetup groups to gather and for freelancers to call their own. It needed a coat of paint, an infusion of art, and a spirit of community– and on July 6, 2015, the Prairie Den opened its doors to the public.
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