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West Acres Shopping Center

West Acres Shopping Center is a regional shopping mall located in Fargo, North Dakota near the intersection of Interstates 29 and 94. It is the largest mall in North Dakota and includes five major anchors, nearly 130 stores and services, and a 750 seat food court. The mall is also home to The Roger Maris Museum, a collection of regional art, the Touchstone Energy Dinosaur Playland, and a collection of spearfishing decoys created by the late John Jensen.
 
 Like other malls in the Red River Valley, such as the Columbia Mall in Grand Forks, North Dakota, West Acres attracts large numbers of Canadian shoppers, especially during the holiday season. West Acres Shopping Center was developed in August 1972 by William A. Schlossman along with several other investors.
 
A centerpiece since the mall opened in 1972 is the Fountain of Abundance, created by (and refurbished by) Moorhead State University art professor, P. Richard Szeitz. The fountain was originally located in front of Dayton's (currently Macy's) and was moved in front of J.C. Penney in 2001 during the construction of the food court.
 
Other featured artists at the mall include Marjorie Schlossman, Black Pinto Horse (Monte Yellow Bird), Walter Piehl, Star Wallowing Bull, Dan Jones, Robert Crowe, Carl Oltvelt, Ellen Deidrich, Brad Bachmeier, and Alfred Dacoteau. In 2007, West Acres was named the Business Art's Advocate by the Lake Agassiz Arts Council.