The old Great Northern Depot on the north end of downtown Fargo, North Dakota, has occupied a number of different businesses since it finally closed as a depot in 1986. Between 1995 and 2005, the building was used as a few different restaurants. In 2007, Island Park Cycles (from which I purchased my bike while attending NDSU in 2005) moved from its site south of downtown by Island Park into the Great Northern depot. Owner Tom Smith is now working with the Fargo Park District to build a small park space over what is currently excess pavement between the building and Broadway to the west. According to a March 12, 2008 story in the Fargo Forum, Smith wants to improve the approachability from Broadway. This should be a nice little space when completed and really improve the aesthetic of the depot and the north edge of downtown along Broadway.

Image taken from Fargo Forum website.

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> Great Northern Railyway Depot history