Comings & Goings

March 13, 2018

Park Ridge Shoes & Shoe Repair employee Ever Urbina has purchased the business. It’s in the lower level of Park Ridge Galleria at 26th Street and Western Avenue. The shop was founded in 1955.

Himalayan Indian Cuisine is expected to open in April in a retail center at 5310 E. Arrowhead Parkway. Co-owner Nandi Siwakoti said the food will be Indian and Nepalese. In addition to ordering from lunch and dinner menus, customers will have the choice of a lunch buffet. The restaurant will be open daily,

Big Time Storage Gateway Addition is selling storage units that can be customized as man caves or “she sheds.” Units in the first of two buildings on Gateway Lane will be available in mid-May. The size of the units ranges from 480 to 1,000 square feet. Prices will be about $90 a square foot.

The growing boutique fitness chain Define Body & Mind is coming to Sioux Falls. Define offers a range of fitness options, including yoga, a spin studio, barre, mini trampolines and aerial fitness. The franchise owned by sisters Andrea O’Connor and Liz Blasius is expected to open this summer at The Wedge, a new retail center on Western Avenue south of 69th Street.

George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory has moved into its new building that was constructed on its East 10th Street property. The new building is 2 1/2 times as big as the 53-year-old former building.

A national baseball and softball indoor training center has opened in Sioux Falls. Kurt Zabel owns the D-Bat Sioux Falls franchise. The center at 1300 E. Benson Road  open daily with batting and pitching cage rentals by the half-hour and it offers one-on-one lessons, camps and clinics. There’s also a pro shop that sells equipment and clothing.

SportGames Center has opened at 41st Street and Veterans Parkway next to Harmondon Park. The indoor sports facility features a regulation-size basketball court and an area with removable turf over basketball flooring. There’s also a room with golf simulators, and a kitchen that can be used when the center is rented for special events. The next phase of construction will be an outdoor sport court and playground. Truks-N-Trykes also shares the space. The child care center has four classrooms for ages 2 to 12.

The former Bracco space will become Turks & Caicos Cabana Grille, a new concept from Vanguard Hospitality opening this spring. The menu is in development but will include multiple influences, from Hawaii to the Caribbean and up and down the coasts. The building at The Bridges at 57th is being remodeled.

The owners of the former Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse are renovating the building for its next purpose. JL Beers Inc. closed the bar in July 2017. A partner said the group isn’t ready to disclose the plans for its new venture.

Avera will build an addiction treatment center at the new Avera on Louise campus. Treatment at the Avera Addiction Care Center will be voluntary and typically will last 28 days. The program will be offered to adults who are seeking help recovering from addiction to alcohol and other substances. The center is expected to open in mid-2019.

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites has opened on Russell Street next to Elmwood Golf Course. The hotel offers 116 rooms, an indoor pool, fitness and business centers, and a conference center with more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space. Aberdeen-based Quest Development is the developer and operator for the property, which is owned by Elmwood Hospitality. Now that guests are staying at the hotel, the adjoining Crooked Pint Ale House, which opened in December, is serving breakfast.

Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen has added dinner hours two nights a week. The restaurant started serving lunch in January in the Jones421 marketplace on North Phillips Avenue. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sassy Nails & Spa will open later this spring in Brandon. Owner Steve Truong hopes to be offering manicures and pedicures in early May in the retail center on Splitrock Boulevard that includes Gypsy Trading Co. and Beautique.

Comings & Goings

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