- Real Estate
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By Rosemary McCoy
A Harrisburg couple has opened a liquor store, adding to several new businesses for the growing town.
Grapes & Grains Liquor House is in the Showplace Plaza along Cliff Avenue on the north side of Harrisburg.
“We saw something Harrisburg needed and didn’t have,” said Heather Westerman, who owns the business with her husband, Matt.
Westerman said the BP gas station offers a “small section of liquor and a beer cooler” but that’s it for package liquor in the town south of Sioux Falls
Grapes & Grains has an extensive selection of liquor, wine, domestic and craft beers, mixers and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, Westerman said. There’s a walk-in cooler for some of the beer. The shop also sells snacks, candy and soft drinks.
The Westermans are selling beer from Sioux Falls-based Fernson Brewing Co., and they expect to have wines from Prairie Berry Winery by the end of the month.
Matt is still working his full-time job, but Heather gave up her position as a special education aide in the Tea School District to run the store. Matt and their son, Devyn, cover some of the shifts in the liquor store. The family has lived in Harrisburg for 12 years.
Grapes & Grains is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The couple would like to add Sunday sales eventually.
Harrisburg has a new liquor store.