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New comic book store

New comic book store


Juke Joint Comics & More opened last month in downtown Bismarck.

Owner Mike Swenson said the store at 500 N. Third St., north of the post office, carries a variety of comics, Legos, collectables, action figures and memorabilia.

Swenson said he is a life long collector and opening the store to sell collectables seemed like a better idea than putting his collection into storage.

Swenson said he has noticed an increasing number of collectors in Bismarck-Mandan and thought there was a enough demand to support his business.

“They (collectors) didn’t really have a place to do buying or trading,” he said. “We’re providing that niche for them.”

Swenson said his inventory is about 40 percent comics and 60 percent collectables. The store caters more to adult collectors rather than kids.

Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Ameripride expands

AmeriPride Services Inc., a uniform rental and linen supply company, opened a new safety apparel store in Williston.

The store specializes in flame resistant and high-visibility apparel, according to a statement.

“The new store supports our local (Bismarck) processing plant by providing a place for customers to walk in and easily obtain additional products that meet their safety apparel needs,” said Wiz Wyatt, vice president of supply chain at AmeriPride.

The new store is located at 5211 22nd Ave. W. in Williston. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.

Orthodontist adding Mandan practice

Blake Feil is opening Mandan's first orthodontics office next month.

"It's going to save parents and our youth a lot of time away from their jobs and school that was spent driving back and forth between Bismarck and Mandan,” said Mandan Business Development Director Ellen Huber. “The location near our middle school and high school is a blessing."

The new clinic will be located at 1411 27th St. N.W. The original practice, located in downtown Bismarck, will continue to treat clients. Feil also treats patients at a satellite location in Beulah.

Dickinson theater expanding

Odyssey Theatres in Dickinson has purchased land for expansion.

According to a statement from Fargo-based Roers Development Inc., the theater purchased land in the West Ridge development in Dickinson for a new eight-screen theater.

West Ridge is a 900-acre development located in the northwest corner of Dickinson. When complete, it will include commercial, industrial, retail and housing.

Odyssey will break ground this spring. The new theater will have wall-to-wall screens, high-definition digital projection and sound, leather rocker chairs, a concessions area, and a party room. The theater will be expandable to 10 screens if demand increases.

Odyssey Theatres took over the existing three-screen theater in the Prairie Hills Mall about two years ago with the goal of building a new theater. Odyssey plans to close at the mall location once the new location opens next fall.

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