LunaTique Boutique celebrates expansion with grand opening – InForum

LunaTique Boutique celebrates expansion with grand opening – InForum

FARGO – LunaTique Boutique is celebrating its recent expansion at First Avenue Market in downtown Fargo with a multi-day grand opening event running through July 14.

The boutique began last fall as a small stand in the First Avenue Market at 612 1st Ave. N., Fargo.

LunaTique has now expanded to 400 square feet and offers assemblage art, junk journals, taxidermy, vintage items in the “academic aesthetic,” antique curiosities, apothecary items with a witchy flair, and what owner and artist Deanna Dahlsad calls “weird stuff.”

In a press release, Matt Estin, co-owner of First Avenue, said, “LunaTique was just the right amount of ‘edge’ we needed to transform the market into an unforgettable shopping experience. Deanna completes our market family. Everyone needs a weird aunt, right?”

Dahlsad said the expansion has not only meant acceptance and success, but also a sense of being part of the community in downtown Fargo.

For this reason, events with local companies will also be held as part of the boutique’s ceremonial opening.

Each grand opening day kicks off with The Old Crone, a limited edition cold brew from Revival Specialty Coffee Bar. The Old Crone is Revival’s signature cold brew with blood orange, hibiscus and cardamom. It’s available today through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Astrologer and tarot card reader Kaiva Rose will be on hand to offer personal readings.

Copper Root Nursery, a local nursery specializing in succulents and potting soil, is offering pop-up sales every day, including plants in skull planters and DIY workshops on creating fairy and witch gardens.

Wine will also be sold at the event at the Würst Bier Hall in downtown Fargo.

Dahlsad will present some of her new artwork at the grand opening.

She will also launch a new “Artist of the Month” section, showcasing art that fits the boutique’s quirky aesthetic and supports local self-taught, outsider and folk artists. The first artist featured is Ellie Voyyd.

LunaTique’s main opening hours are Friday, July 12th, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a schedule of events, visit LunaTique’s Facebook Events tab:

Tammy Swift

For 35 years, Tammy Swift has covered all phases of her life in her weekly personal column. Her first “real” job was founding and running the Bismarck Tribune’s Dickinson bureau from her apartment. She has worked four stints at The Forum, producing everything from food stories and movie reviews to breaking news and business stories. Her work has won awards from the Minnesota and North Dakota newspaper associations, the Society for Professional Journalists and the Dakotas Associated Press Managing Editors News Contest. As a business reporter, she gravitates toward personality profiles, small business stories, features on small-town businesses or anything quirky. Reach her at [email protected].