This is the original Ellison's The Fair Store
Monday, September 30, 2013
The Fair Store
In 1902 Engle B Ellison moved to Minot with his family to establish The Fair Store. Merchandise from Fargo was shipped to Minot in several railroad boxcars. By 1961 The Fair Store had expanded from a 25 foot frontage to a 100 foot frontage on Minot’s Main Street. The store offered over 35,000 square feet of shopping space. In 1964 Ellison’s Department Store opened a second location in the Town & Country Shopping Center with 10,000 Square feet and for a time operated a third location in Newtown.