Downtown Minot ND 2021

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Minot's Downtown is Pretty Uptown!

I'm sure there are a million reasons as to why Minot's downtown is as vibrant as it has been for years but all indicators are showing that this summer may be its biggest growth year since it's inception 135 years ago.

Maybe it's the clever marketing through Visit Minot or maybe it's the popularity brought on by the new trendy restaurants and shops like The Titus & Philemon Art Gallery. 

Maybe it even has something to do with shops and services like Ward County Notary Service who give YOU the freedom to choose if you want to mask or not mask.

The last two times I've been to the mall (twice in 3 months) I came away with two major impressions... 1) How dead the mall was... 2) How many vacant store fronts there were.

Don't misunderstand, I do not take pleasure in the big mall failing BUT I am really pleased to see Minot's downtown thriving.

With the City of Minot's recent purchase of the old Wells Fargo Bank building, with the intent of moving all city offices into it, all shops and services located downtown should benefit greatly.

Ward County Notary Service

My office is located at the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue Southeast as is the new City offices (but across the street). I'm thinking of rolling my Hot Dog cart and Popcorn cart out on the corner during lunch hours on good weather days to pick up a little extra cash from the City employees once the BIG move takes place.

Maybe it's time for YOU to consider renting a space downtown and staking your claim before the big Gold Rush of 2021 - 2022 in Minot North Dakota.

This post was written as a responce to the challenge brought forth by Kathy Streib and Hannah Williams: April Challenge...Time to Get Out and Show Off Your Area.

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WARD COUNTY NOTARY SERVICES

ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

201 Main Street South, Suite 116

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comments (15)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - communities across the country such as Minot North Dakota can share their success with each citizen of the USA.  Good news can be contagious.  

Apr 29, 2021 03:26 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Hello Michael. Minot seemed to move a bit slow to recognize the value of it's downtown but now things are moving along nicely. Minot had a lot to deal with between the oil boom (and the following bust) the flood that devastated 1/4th of the town, and then of course the covid 19 scare.

Apr 29, 2021 05:59 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

Now if you were to have brats with the hot-dog stand, you just never may know who will show up.

Apr 30, 2021 04:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Great idea James Dray, consider it done! I want to keep it simple but anything that will cook on my hot dog grill and fit into a hot dog bun will work.

Apr 30, 2021 05:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... loved getting this glimpse of downtown Minot... I've always loved old downtowns like yours and happy to see that it is thriving.

Apr 30, 2021 05:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

Reviving the "downtown concept" brings back the neighborly feel of years ago. I enjoyed reading your post.  A

Apr 30, 2021 05:36 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you Nina. I too enjoy learning about small towns, especially North Dakota of course. Have a wonderful weekend. BTW I'll be in Denver tomorrow... any chance you will be too?

Apr 30, 2021 08:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you A. and Ron. Next, I think t would fun if they brought back some of the old trollys that towns once had. When I visited Tina in San Antonio (basic training) they had an old style trolly up and running.

Apr 30, 2021 08:54 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I enjoyed your summary of the Minot downtown area in your video.  Hope you have a great day!

Apr 30, 2021 09:57 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Bob 

I really enjoyed watching your video. Loved the Goose on top of the building do you think he is stuck?  Great post and the hot dog stand idea sounds like you may big up many contacts.

 

Thank you for you entry in the Active Rain SpringApril Challenge 

Apr 30, 2021 10:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you Raymond. I look forward to reading your posts for this contest. I've been holding off on putting a link in the contest site as I have one yet to write.

Apr 30, 2021 10:50 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Hannah. I really appreciate the contest as it got me back to blogging once again. I've been holding off on putting a link in the contest site as I have one yet to write.

Apr 30, 2021 10:52 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bob - I like seeing the downtown areas of towns coming back to life!!!! It is so sad to drive through a small town and see empty storefronts. 

Apr 30, 2021 02:39 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Me too Kathy. Out here in ND there are plenty of ghost towns, mostly dating to the old railroad days when tracks were abandoned or main routes were rerouted.

Apr 30, 2021 06:53 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Bob, that is really neat, always enjoy the character that old downtowns provide.

Apr 30, 2021 11:01 PM