UncategorizedKendall Barbie Beauty Celebrates First Year Downtown

Kendall Barbie Beauty (KBB) has officially been open in downtown Fargo for a full year, becoming a staple for many downtowners and visitors alike looking for excellent aesthetician services, high-quality make-up and skincare products, and plenty of snarky gifts and goods. Owned and operated by Kendall Barbie, KBB has become known as a safe and inclusive space for so many.



As Kendall put together her business plan, she thought carefully about where her shop should be located.


“I find that in most cities, downtown is the hub of culture. I felt downtown Fargo aligned with my business values,” Kendall said. “A lot of events downtown have a big focus on inclusion, which is the driving force behind Kendall Barbie Beauty.”


Now that KBB has been a part of the community for a full year, Kendall says her favorite part of being downtown is a sense of belonging.


“I love feeling like I am a part of a community every day,” she said. “I see familiar faces not just in my space but out and about, too.”


Kendall Barbie Beauty’s storefront on 2nd Avenue N, photo by Dan Francis Photography


Beyond feeling like both she and her business belong in downtown Fargo, though, Kendall says there are plenty of financial benefits to choosing a downtown location.


“I think the main benefit is foot traffic, especially during events like the Red River Market. Because of the foot traffic, I basically don’t need an advertising budget, which gives me the freedom to get involved in other ways,” Kendall said. “The ability to network with other small businesses to continue building community is also a huge benefit.”


Foot traffic and networking opportunities are among the greatest advantages to locating your business downtown, a sentiment we hear from clients regularly. Downtown Fargo is home to over 5,000 residents, 21,000 employees and host community events that can draw over 10,000 unique visitors in a as little as a few hours, providing maximum exposure for retail businesses and restaurants in the city’s most walkable neighborhood.


Kendall’s Downtown Favorites

  • Breakfast: BernBaum’s
  • Coffee: Young Blood Coffee Co.
  • Lunch: Thai Kota
  • Happy Hour: 46 North Pints & Provisions
  • Dinner: Toasted Frog
  • Shop: First Avenue Market (for all the pet goodies!)


Make Kendall Barbie Beauty your neighbor in RoCo with a 2nd Avenue N storefront or a starter space in Roberts Alley. Reach out to our team to learn more putting your business #InGoodCompany in downtown Fargo!

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