Multiple businesses shutting their doors heading into 2019

ASHTON GERARD/MDN Joan’s Hallmark, Pour House and SuduWOK shown are three local businesses that are closing.

Another day, another new businesses announces it’s closing in Minot, or at least that is what it has felt like in the first week of the new year.

2019 has been greeted by the announcement of a handful of businesses deciding to close their doors or move on to new ventures.

Just before the new year, SuduWOK on Broadway announced its last day of business was Dec. 24, after having just opened in October. The owners announced on their SuduWOK Facebook page, which has since been deleted, and their website, suduwok.com, that “while (they) have a significant number of loyal fans… there simply is not enough interest in SuduWOK to keep the doors open.”

Shortly after this announcement, the Pour House in downtown Minot took to their Facebook to share that New Year’s Eve would be their last night of business as Pour House.

“It’s just time for a different chapter in our lives,” owner Andrew Emmel said in the video announcement posted Dec. 26. “My wife and I are going to be back at a few different ventures at some point but for now, it’s just time to move on.”

ASHTON GERARD/MDN Joan’s Hallmark, Pour House and SuduWOK shown are three local businesses that are closing.

In the video, Emmel explained that they didn’t want to sell the business to “just anyone” and that an employee was ready to make the jump and will be reopening and revamping the bar under a different name, which has yet to be announced.

“(The new owner is) going to keep some of the same things but change many others,” Emmel said. “There will be a bar here, do not fear.”

The post on their Facebook page has garnered more than 11,000 views, 67 comments and 46 shares. Emmel urges the community to “stay tuned” as the switch takes place. The page now has a new banner image, stating: “New bar coming soon.”

On Jan. 2, Valhalla Bar and Grill, which took the place of Sevens Bar and Restaurant in the Vegas Motel, announced on their Facebook page that they have closed.

Minot’s Dakota Square Mall is adding to its growing list of vacancies with the announcements of Joan’s Hallmark closing Jan. 31 and Taco Johns not renewing its lease as of Jan. 1.

ASHTON GERARD/MDN Joan’s Hallmark, Pour House and SuduWOK shown are three local businesses that are closing.

The Minot Daily News will be following up on this story with more information as it becomes available.

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