Lattes, boutiques and historic buildings among Dell Rapids attractions

This piece is presented by the Minnehaha County Economic Development Association.

You can get a great latte, browse boutiques and watch a movie in a historic theater all within a few blocks in downtown Dell Rapids.

The community north of Sioux Falls is approaching 4,000 people and adding a variety of local businesses.

The town will host a Halloween celebration Oct. 27, inviting kids to trick-or-treat downtown from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be live music, a haunted house, petting zoo and train.

There are plenty of reasons to visit anytime, though. Here’s a look at a few of them.

LaDelle and Fourth Coffeehouse

Lattes are the customer favorite at LaDelle and Fourth Coffeehouse, 336 E. Fourth St. Owners Amie and Aaron Delgado took over the coffee shop almost two years ago and have grown a crowd of regulars.

“Everybody’s gotten to know each other, and it’s a good place for people to get together,” Aimee said. “It’s like a big family some days.”

In addition to a full menu of coffee drinks, the restaurant serves a lunch menu of panini sandwiches, salads and daily specials.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Corduroy & Pixie Dust

A children’s boutique is the newest addition to shopping options in downtown Dell Rapids.

Heather Ness started Corduroy & Pixie Dust in September at 428 E. Fourth St.

“We’ve been very, very busy,” she said. “It’s a growing community and a good place to start a business.”

She sells apparel for infants, toddlers and young children. Everything is priced for less than $50, and the store offers free shipping.

“We have a lot of families that have four or five kids, and you can usually find something that color coordinates and is affordable,” Ness said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A grand opening will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 with giveaways and treats.

Dells Theatre

Step back in time while watching modern movies at the Dells Theatre, 511 E. Fourth St.

The restored 1938 Art Deco building shows first-run movies for all ages.

“We have people from all over the area visit because they love the architecture and the feeling,” owner Jeff Logan said. “It’s like you’re walking into a time machine. It reminds a lot of people of going to the movies in their youth.”

The theater is open daily with a full matinee schedule on weekends. Those movies are $5 for all. Adult tickets otherwise are $7. The theater also offers loyalty discounts and special offers on concessions, making it an affordable option that draws moviegoers from a large radius.

“It’s really very unique to have it preserved this well, and we’ve done everything we could to heighten the atmospheric effect of it,” Logan said.

Other attractions in downtown Dell Rapids include The Quilt Shop, which recently relocated; The Mason Jar Boutique, a popular online boutique with a downtown storefront; and El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, which is inside the historic Dell Rapids Opera House.

The city also is expanding its bike trail and camping options.

Lattes, boutiques and historic buildings among Dell Rapids attractions

You can get a great latte, browse boutiques and watch a movie in a historic theater all within a few blocks in downtown Dell Rapids.

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