Comings & Goings

May 8, 2018

Here’s a roundup of recent changes in the Sioux Falls-area business community.

The fifth location for Juice Stop has opened in a retail center on 57th Street west of Cliff Avenue. The fruit smoothie and juice drink business is owned by franchisees Troy and Julie Jansma.

New York & Company has closed its store in The Empire Mall. A going-out-of-business sale started in March.

Expanded entertainment offerings are coming to downtown Sioux Falls. Escape 605 Axe Throwing & Escape Rooms is going into the former Ming Wah space at 119 W. 10th St. The plan is to open the six axe-throwing lanes as soon as possible this summer and follow with the escape rooms. Escape 605 has two other locations in the city.

KK & Sons Lao & Thai Food expects to open in early June. The food truck will serve dishes from Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. KK & Sons will be open six days a week. Customers will be able to find the trailer at a variety of places, including CarSwap parking lots, downtown for the late-night bar crowd and at car shows. The business also is available to cater weddings and other events.

Whiffer’s Sandwiches has reopened for its 40th year. Owner Whiffer Randall closes the deli at 1133 N. Minnesota Ave. for a few months every winter.

Firehouse Subs will open its third Sioux Falls location this summer in the food court at The Empire Mall.

Party America will double its space with a move across 41st Street into part of the former Hobby Lobby location. New features will include a display of 1,000 balloons that are for sale, an 80-foot-long section of bulk party favors and dressing rooms for Halloween costumes. Owner Dave Hoffman expects to open the new store by the end of the summer.

Silverstar Car Wash has acquired 10th Street AutaWash. The car wash at 3000 E. 10th St. is closed while Silverstar makes changes to the building and adds equipment. When the site reopens later this year, it will be the fifth location for the business.

Myers’ Deli & More is adding a second location in downtown Sioux Falls. The restaurant is taking over the space in the CNA Surety Building that was vacated when Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Cafe moved earlier this year. Owner Dan Myers expects it to open in June.

A North Dakota-based Catholic radio network is expanding to Sioux Falls with an agreement to buy the former KBAD-FM signal. Owner Chuck Brennan stopped operations in September 2017. Real Presence Radio Network is seeking approval from the FCC to broadcast at 94.5 FM.

Hegg Realtors has moved most of its team into one new building after being spread among three offices across the city. The new two-story space at 6225 S. Minnesota Ave. has about 130 people working there and has enough space for an additional 30 or 40.

Forever 21 is coming to The Empire Mall. It’s going into a space near the food court that for years was The Limited and most recently was a temporary space for clothing store Ragstock, which has relocated within the mall. Assuming a typical construction schedule, the trendy apparel and accessories store likely will open later this year.

A new business, FiveFour, will offer virtual, interactive training for businesses that want to deliver memorable customer experiences and retain their customers and team members. Part of the training platform will include short video clips followed by a quiz. FiveFour is based at 4426 S. Technology Drive.

Ace Hardware has opened in Harrisburg next to Fareway. It’s owned by J.W. Niederauer Inc., which also has Ace Hardware businesses in Tea, Lennox, Brandon, Dell Rapids and Sisseton. The store is open daily.

Sharing the Dream has opened in the Jones421 marketplace at 421 N. Phillips Ave. The fair-trade merchandise comes from artisans in Guatemala, Kenya and Thailand and includes weavings, scarves, handbags, kitchen decor, recycled hand-blown glass and jewelry. The shop is the space formerly occupied by Game Chest, which moved into a larger spot in the marketplace. Sharing the Dream’s hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

A new business, Obscure Brewing Co., plans to build a brewery and taproom on the east side of Sioux Falls. Obscure will be in a retail area on the north side of Arrowhead Parkway. Co-owner Don Choate said he hopes to be open in the fall.

AmericInn plans to build a four-story hotel at 3300 W. Russell St. It will be owned by Triple Crown Hospitality Inc. AmericInn also has a hotel in Sioux Falls at 3508 S. Gateway Blvd.

The owner of KSFY-TV is buying KDLT-TV. Atlanta-based Gray Television Inc. has reached an agreement with Red River Broadcasting Co. to acquire the NBC affiliate for $32.5 million. With regulatory approval, the deal could close in the second or third quarter of this year.

Home decor store Kirkland’s opens tonight at Lake Lorraine. The mixed-use development is along Interstate 29 south of 26th Street.

Van Nguyen and her mother, Oanh Phan, have started a Vietnamese food truck. Phan Food serves egg rolls, spring rolls, crab rangoon and fried rice with chicken or pork. They also provide catering and can create more elaborate dishes for clients. Nguyen plans to keep the food truck’s location updated on its Facebook page.

The Banquet has kicked off a fundraising campaign to build a second location for its feeding ministry. The site will be at Marion Road and Fifth Street in northwest Sioux Falls on land donated by the Delbridge family. For its west-side location, The Banquet has been using a building at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

Flyboy Donuts has opened at 3600 E. 10th St. It’s a second location for the business owned by Ben Duenwald.

The First National Bank in Sioux Falls has opened a branch at 5217 S. Louise Ave. In addition to the typical services, it’s home to the bank’s agriculture team of analysts and lenders.

Parlour Ice Cream House has opened in Washington Square at Main Avenue and 12th Street. The creation of CH Patisserie co-owner Chris Hanmer features 18 rotating flavors of ice cream, gelato and sorbet. It’s open daily.

Falls Park Farmers Market and Callaway’s Farmers Market have started their seasons, and Pettigrew Central Market opens Saturday. The Falls Park market on the north side of Falls Drive is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Callaway’s operates at 500 E. 69th St. from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Pettigrew will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the parking lot of The Co-op Natural Foods at 18th Street and Minnesota Avenue.

Turks & Caicos Cabana Grille opens Wednesday in the former Bracco location at The Bridges at 57th. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Vanguard Hospitality, the owner, has created an island-influenced menu of food and cocktails.

Old Chicago has closed on The Empire Mall campus. Franchisee Joe Cody said the lease was up and he was unable to negotiate a satisfactory new one. He’s not planning to reopen in another location.

Family Orthopedic & Shoe Repair at 112 S. Van Eps Ave. has closed. Owners Reid and Jylan Matteson, who also operated an annual shoe drive for the homeless, were unable to find a buyer. They have retired.

Sassy Nails & Spa has opened in Brandon. The shop that provides manicures and pedicures is owned by Steve Truong. It’s open daily at 511 N. Splitrock Blvd. next to Beautique.

Comings & Goings

Here’s a roundup of recent changes in the Sioux Falls-area business community.

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