BISMARCK – “Both old and new with a regional flair” is how Nancy Frid describes Vintage Point, the business she and Deb Wallis own and operate in Fargo.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced Monday that the popular gift shop has been named Pride of Dakota Retailer of the Year,
“Pride of Dakota member companies nominated Vintage Point for this honor in recognition of their efforts to promote North Dakota products,” Goehring said. “The North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the Pride of Dakota program are pleased to recognize Nancy and Deb's business achievement and their efforts on behalf of Pride of Dakota.”

Frid says customers like the quality and variety of Pride of Dakota products.

“Across the board, Pride of Dakota products are definitely the store's top selling products,” she said.

In addition to a full line of Pride of Dakota products, the store carries Minnesota products, as well as antiques and collectibles that Frid and Wallis find at auctions in the three-state area.

“It's an eclectic little place,” says Frid. “We want to have something for everyone.”

The two women have been friends for more than 25 years, since they worked together at the Holiday Inn in Brainerd –“Deb was my boss back then,” says Nancy. They started Vintage Point six years ago at its present location of 1450 25th Street S. in Fargo.

Today, the store employs five people. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Goehring will present the award to Frid and Wallis during the Pride of Dakota annual meeting later in March.