Lovesac furniture store planned at West Acres, Eide Bailly acquires Seattle-based CPA firm, and more – InForum

FARGO — West Acres will soon be home to North Dakota’s first standalone Lovesac furniture store.

The online retailer is primarily known for its “sactional” couches and “sac” bean bag chairs that come with washable and changeable covers.

Chief Operating Officer Alissa Adams confirmed Tuesday, June 27, that West Acres has signed an agreement to locate a Lovesac store in the space formerly occupied by Stabo Scandinavian Imports this fall.

Lovesac currently has a small store-within-a-store inside of Best Buy at West Acres.

“It will be the first standalone Lovesac showroom in the state,” Adams said via email to The Forum. “This move to an in-line location solidifies their confidence in West Acres and it will allow them to provide an even better shopping experience for their customers and our community.


Eide Bailly in south Fargo on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.

Chris Flynn / The Forum

Eide Bailly acquires Seattle-based CPA firm

Eide Bailly announced Monday, June 26, that it has completed the acquisition of King and Oliason PLLC, a certified public accountant firm based in Seattle.

King and Oliason will become part of Eide Bailly on July 17, the Fargo-based company stated via news release.

Adding King and Oliason into Eide Bailly will bring Eide Bailly’s services to King and Oliason’s clients, the release explained. Eide Bailly has gained a reputation nationally for “comprehensive audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory services, guiding clients through complex financial landscapes,” the release detailed.

“By joining Eide Bailly, we can provide our clients expanded advisory services and industry-leading thought leadership to help provide the essential tools needed to achieve their goals,” King and Oliason partner Rick Starkenburg stated via release.

Bringing King and Oliason into the fold will mark Eide Bailly’s first presence in Seattle and add six partners and 33 staffers to the company.

Eide Bailly managing partner and CEO Jeremy Hauk expressed that the acquisition is a strong fit for the company. “King and Oliason’s workplace culture alignment, coupled with their longstanding commitment to delivering exceptional client service, positions them as an outstanding addition to Eide Bailly,” Hauk stated via news release. “I am so impressed with their leadership, discipline and cultural values. We welcome the King & Oliason team into the Eide Bailly family and eagerly anticipate the remarkable achievements we can accomplish together.”


The Island Park Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Island Park in downtown Fargo.

Contributed / Fargo Park District

Vendors sought for Island Park craft fair

The Fargo Park District is seeking artists, artisans, creatives and craftspeople for its Island Park Show, one of the largest outdoor craft fairs of the summer. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Island Park in downtown Fargo.

Island Park Show features 100+ different booths and attracts thousands of visitors every year. In addition to great shopping, there is fun for all ages including a barrel train, face painting, live entertainment and more.

Vendors of various craft and food genres are welcome, including but not limited to:

  • Handmade jewelry and accessories 
  • Fine art and paintings 
  • Ceramics and pottery 
  • Textiles and fiber arts 
  • Woodwork and furniture 
  • Paper goods and stationery  
  • Sculptures and installations 
  • Upcycled and repurposed items 
  • Candles, soaps and cosmetics 
  • And much more!  

Interested vendors can visit

to complete the vendor application form by July 10. Vendors are encouraged to register promptly as space is limited.

Angie Wieck

Angie Wieck is the business editor for The Forum. Email her at [email protected]

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