Grand Forks, ND—The LISTEN Center will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening celebration June 9 and 10 at its new location, 2100 S Washington St. 

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be Thursday, June 9 at 4 p.m.  Mudbucket will play 2-5 p.m. in the main entry of the building, and there will be a variety of food vendors in the parking lot.  

LISTEN purchased the property in March 2020 and has worked closely with Widseth for design of the building and Community Contractors to provide project management and construction of the site.  The new LISTEN building has enough square footage to house all of LISTEN’s program under one roof, with additional space on the second floor available for one or more tenants.  

“LISTEN for Everyone!” said Bret Roth, a client supported by LISTEN Day and Family Support Services.

“We are so excited to show off our new space to the community.  The Board of Directors, LISTEN staff and people we support have all been vital to designing this building.  Our goal has always been to have a more accessible and user-friendly space for everyone who chooses our services and everyone who works for us.  Our new building raises the bar on accessibility and disability services and spaces in our community,” said Christy Potts, Executive Director. 

“We belong side by side with everyone else,” said Carla Tice, director of LISTEN Drop In, which has operated for more than two decades in a separate facility.  “The New LISTEN will provide our community with opportunity to do many things as one.”

“On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, I just want to say that we are so proud to be part of this special day and want to thank all of the Listen Drop In, Program, and Gaming employees for their tireless efforts in all they do for our clients.  This has been a vision of our past Executive Director, Charlie Bremseth, and is now a reality,” said Russ Prochko, President of the LISTEN Board of Directors.

LISTEN will also host food trucks, live music and tours on Friday, June 10th.  The community is invited to tour the building 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 10.  Downtown Horns will play 5-9 p.m. for the first Friday night LISTEN Drop In dance in the new building.   

All members of the community are encouraged to stop by to grab something to eat, enjoy live music, and tour the new building both days.  All ages are welcome.  

LISTEN Drop In has operated for more than three decades out of its location at 624 N Washington.  LISTEN has listed for sale that property and an adjoining playground, and also, separately, an adjacent house owned by LISTEN, with Dakota Commercial.  For more information, contact Curtis Regan, 701.772.3101,

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