Downtown Minot 1965 – In December of 1965 Downtown Minot was “the heart of the area’s largest and most complete shopping district. Downtown Minot boasted 690 business firms in their trade area. Downtown Minot claimed they gave you Variety, Service and Price… all of that added up to more shopping pleasure. Their motto was “If It’s in Town, It’s Downtown. The Downtown merchants also provided free parking to customers in the Downtown Parking lots with Park and Shop. When shopping you could have your parking voucher validated at participating merchants.