Comings & Goings

Aug. 13, 2019

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

Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery is adding a downtown location. The cupcake and ice cream shop has leased the former Atoley Salon space at 317 S. Phillips Ave. The salon moved one door south to 319 S. Phillips Ave., allowing it to merge with the Atoley Spa at 321 S. Phillips Ave. Smallcakes franchise owner Dani Nordhagen hopes to open the shop before the end of summer.

The Treasury has started cocktail service in the future Hotel on Phillips, which is still under construction at 100 N. Phillips Ave. For now, customers can enter the lounge from Ninth Street. Eventually, it will add food.

G&M Beauty Plus, a locally owned shop specializing in hair products, has opened a second location in The Empire Mall. In addition to wigs, weaves, braids, crochets and accessories, the new location offers hair braiding for any type of hair.

Wollman Coffee Roasters has moved from Minnesota to Sioux Falls and rebranded as Parable Coffee Co. The business primarily sells its roasted coffee beans and grounds online, but they’re also carried by retailers and at the Lake Lorraine Farmers Market.

The convenience store and cafe Broadway has opened in Valley Springs. Owner Megan Hudelson is working to get the fuel pumps running again at the former gas station. The cafe serves breakfast, pizza and frequent daily specials such as walking tacos.

Sioux Valley Grille is expanding in Canton. Owners Peter Cobb and Ken O’Brien opened the restaurant early last year and are renovating an adjacent space that will allow Sioux Valley Grille to more than double in size. The new space will include a bar and private room for gatherings. The work is expected to be done sometime this fall.

A used-vehicle dealership, The Lot, has opened at 2524 S. Minnesota Ave., the former location of The Auto Group and Autoland before that. Owner Scott Johnson focuses on selling cars between $7,000 and $15,000 and provides financing and service contracts.

Emerald Pines Barn is being built west of McGovern Middle School in northwest Sioux Falls. The wedding and event venue will hold about 400 guests in the banquet space and an additional 200 in a loft. It will have an outdoor ceremony space. Owners Jason and Kristi Shanks are booking weddings for next summer.

A former preschool teaching assistant is starting Little Wings Preschool. The preschool and pre-kindergarten program will be based in Mel Wehrkamp’s west-side home on Mandy Court. There will be morning and afternoon sessions three days a week for the pre-K class and twice-a-week sessions for two preschool groups. The school year runs from Aug. 26 to May 16.

Fareway at 1431 W. 41st St. has closed. The grocery store will be replaced by a one that will be built farther west on 41st near Ellis Road. It’s scheduled to open next spring.

Corduroy & Pixie Dust has closed its downtown Sioux Falls location. The Dell Rapids business expanded earlier this year to the first-floor marketplace of the Jones421 building on Phillips Avenue north of Sixth Street. Owner Heather Ness hopes to find a new space in the city.

Members of Champion Fitness in Harrisburg are becoming part of GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness, which is opening a large fitness center in the community this fall. Champion, which is in the Air Madness complex, will administer its memberships until Oct. 1, but members can begin taking advantage of GreatLIFE benefits right away.

The Cookie Jar Eatery has made its move across the hall in Shriver Square at 11th and Phillips. A Thai and Vietnamese restaurant is taking over its former location and plans to open this fall.

Lupulin Brewing Co. has set a targeted opening date for the evening of Aug. 22. The Minnesota-based brewer in the process of moving into the former Hydra Beer Co. location in the River Plaza retail center at 2425 S. Shirley Ave. and is waiting for approval to sell beer.

A new business will serve a buffet featuring tacos, gyro meat, a salad bar and more. Taco Town Buffet is renovating the former Cowboy Chicken space at 2700 W. 41st St. Owner Afshin Sadir expects to open Aug. 24.

A sushi and hibachi restaurant is planning to open at Lake Lorraine. Sakura Sushi has started work on a space along Marion Road that used to be Toppers Pizza. It’s a second location for the operators who run Fuji Sushi Express in The Empire Mall. They hope to open Sept. 1.

A new food truck, Food Mama, serves Tejano-style tacos, tostadas and rice bowls prepared by owners Joe and Yvonne Garcia. The home base for the trailer is a parking lot at 11th Street and Cliff Avenue. Food Mama is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every weekday except for Tuesday when it’s at Filly Flair on the west side of the Renner exit on Interstate 29.

Miranda Fox has opened The Studio 605. It offers dance classes for all ages at 2425 S. Shirley Ave. in the River Plaza retail center. Fox also is a certified instructor for Zumbini, which offers caregivers and children through age 4 a chance to dance along to the music — and even make some of their own. The Platinum Dance Studio also will use The Studio 605 space for its classes, which previously have been held in the classroom of a local church.

Kristi Houghtaling and Becca Hohn have started Sugar Chic Mobile Boutique. They sell women’s clothing and accessories through pop-up shops at events and trunk shows.

Unique Junque has closed its Sioux Falls location. The Rowena business that sells repurposed furniture, home decor and handmade items expanded to a building on East 10th Street earlier this year. New hours at the original shop are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Jason Haack, the owner of Bonez by Dezign, has found a storefront in his mother’s floral shop. The business, which describes its merchandise of human and animal remains as “antiquities, oddities, custom lamps and more,” is based inside The Flower Lady shop at 1742 S. Cliff Ave. It’s open by appointment.

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

Comings & Goings

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