Comings & Goings

Jan. 15, 2019

Here’s a look at recent changes in the business landscape in the Sioux Falls area.

Code Ninjas, a national business that teaches kids computer coding skills, is coming to Sioux Falls. The franchise owned by David and Stephanie Lilke will be along 85th Street in front of Walmart and is expected to open midyear. The business uses a game-based curriculum to teach kids age 7-14 teamwork, logic, math and problem-solving skills.

Oh My Cupcakes has opened at 3326 E. 10th St. It’s the third location for the bakery.

Papa Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza is coming to the Jones421 marketplace on North Phillips Avenue. It’s an expansion of the food truck that Lisa Esser and Steve Blumke started in 2016. They hope to open the restaurant in April or May.

Security Savings Bank of Canton and Exchange State Bank of Luverne, Minn., are merging. Exchange State Bank has taken Security’s name, and the bank accounts will become Security accounts March 12. Both banks are owned by the holding company Larch Bancorporation Inc., a family-owned operation based in Larchwood. Sioux Falls is among the eight towns served by the combined banks.

Sara Tims is the new owner of Christoffels Hair Restoration, 3300 E. 26th St. Her father, founder Virg Christoffels, has retired. Tims has worked alongside Christoffels for the past 20 years.

Unique Junque is expanding to Sioux Falls. The Rowena location, which opened four years ago, will continue to sell furniture pieces that owners Remington Cain and Jordan Doyle make and repurpose. The new store at 1510 E. 10th St. will sell their furniture and merchandise from several vendors, and will offer DIY classes. It’s expected to open within a few weeks.

Tru Shrimp is planning to build a production facility in Madison. Construction of the “harbor,” which will raise shrimp indoors in shallow water that is cleaned and reused, is expected to start this summer.

Butterfly Boutique has moved from a second-floor office in the Southway Center on Minnesota Avenue to a ground-level retail space there. In addition to women’s clothing and accessories, owner Carrie Thompson sells locally made items such as home decor and screen-printed T-shirts on consignment.

Callaway’s has closed. The restaurant at 500 E. 69th St. along Prairie Green Golf Course will be renovated and turned into a new concept from the owners of Looks Market, who bought the property.

The downtown Huey Apartments building will not be renovated into lofts and a restaurant as developers had envisioned. Instead, the plan is to return to subsidized housing through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Oh My Word Luxury Paperie is closing its downtown store and will sell products through its sister business, Oh My Cupcakes. The store at 328 S. Phillips Ave. will wind down operations in early February.

Fernson Brewing Co. is leasing the former location of Bros Brasserie Americano at 12th and Phillips. The taproom, which doesn’t have a name yet, might be ready to open in March.

NBM Flower Shop has joined other shops in the 518 Marketplace on Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg. The new business is owned by Nena Dyce and sells floral arrangements, houseplants, balloon bouquets and gift items. She also offers gift-wrapping services.

A new business will sell department stores’ overstocked brand-name clothing and other merchandise. Dani Fashion Outlet is expected to open Feb. 1 in the 41st Street retail center that also includes Fuddruckers. Owner Jennifer Lozano had a similar store when she lived in Texas.

Cornerstone Bank has opened its new flagship Sioux Falls branch at 69th Street and Louise Avenue. It offers personal, commercial and mortgage banking services. About 5,000 square feet of the 18,000-square-foot building will be leased to other tenants.

Toppers Pizza at Lake Lorraine has closed. The original location at 817 S. Minnesota Ave. remains open and will provide delivery service for the entire city.

Jacky’s Restaurant has opened in the former Taco Bell building on North Cliff Avenue. It replaces the space that owner Jacky Vanloh leased in a retail center one block south at Benson Road. The new location features the same menu, lunch buffet and hours as the former location.

OsteoStrong will celebrate its grand-opening Jan. 17-19 in the Village on Louise retail center at 57th and Louise. Clients do 10-minute exercise routines once a week on equipment to build bone density, strength and balance. During the grand opening, people can sign up for free trial sessions.

Dave Chapman has started Chapman Bookkeeping LLC, offering services for small to medium-size businesses. Chapman has 30 years of experience in the alcohol distribution industry, working his way up from loading trucks to serving as a general manager. His office is at 707 E. 41st St., Suite 107.

Send Comings & Goings news to Jodi@SiouxFalls.Business.

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