Downtown Underground: A Peek Into What’s Below Downtown Coffee Shops And Boutiques

Charly Haley, MSUM Multimedia Journalism

FARGO, N.D. – It was curiosity that sent Alice down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Curiosity can spark all sorts of adventures, even in downtown Fargo.

Focused on their everyday activities, people often don’t have time to notice what’s happening next door or across the street, and they most certainly often overlook what’s happening below their feet.

Some downtown Fargo basements are fully functional, used as coffee shop conference rooms or boutique “bargain basements.” Others are used for storage. One basement is home to a skate park that’s used in the winter.

The following photos are from the basements of Babb’s Coffee House, Antiques On Broadway, Unglued, THIS Skate and Snow, Scan Design and One World Boutique.

When Alice went underground, she found Wonderland. Curiouser and curiouser.

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