Comings & Goings

Oct. 8, 2019

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

A new business focusing on home furnishings, decor and ultimately design is coming to The Cascade on North Phillips Ave. Layered Elements hopes to open by Thanksgiving weekend. It’s owned by Taryn Raade and her mother, Heather Herlyn.

Franchisees Michael and Tricia Safranski are bringing Row House to Sioux Falls. The concept is a boutique indoor rowing studio that focuses on group camaraderie and drive fostered by the sport of rowing. It might be open by the end of the year at The Bridges at 57th. The Safranskis also own Club Pilates, which is in the same retail center.

Kowloon Chinese Restaurant has closed with its owners’ retirement. The restaurant at 1602 S. Sycamore Ave. was in business for 22 years.

Skechers will open later this month in the former Pawn America building at 3514 W. 41st St. While Skechers shoes are sold at other area retailers, this will be the first standalone store in Sioux Falls.

With a favorable ruling from the federal government, the parent company of KSFY-TV has purchased KDLT-TV from Red River Broadcasting. According to a statement from Gray Television, there will be no changes at either Sioux Falls station for a while.

Bloom Room Boutique has moved to The Cascade on North Phillips Avenue. Owner Kelly Donovan relocated from Nordic Hall, where she started the store two years ago. The boutique sells apparel, shoes and accessories for “juniors to mature women.”

Apricot Lane Boutique has opened at Lake Lorraine. The franchise, which is owned by Somer Anderson, is in a new retail center on the southeast edge of the campus. The boutique carries clothing from the LA Fashion District and some designer brand names such as Free People and Levi’s boutique line. It’s open daily.

Family Dollar has opened at 2511 S. Minnesota Ave., next to Bagel Boy in the former Lamps & Shades Lighting Gallery space, which has been vacant since 2016. It’s open daily.

The Keg is returning to the east side of Sioux Falls with a second restaurant that will be on Arrowhead Parkway. The longtime fried chicken restaurant is taking over the former Noodles & Company location in a retail center at 5216 E. Arrowhead Parkway. It’s expected to open sometime around the new year, said Vonnie Larsen, who owns the business with her husband, Neil.

Neighborhood Dental will build a clinic at 613 W. 41st St. on the former site of TMA Tire Muffler Alignment. The clinic will move from its location at 229 W. 39th St., which is one of three Sioux Falls sites.

Women’s retailer Altar’d State has opened in The Empire Mall, taking the space that used to be Charlotte Russe as well as the former Halberstadt’s space next to that. It carries apparel, accessories, home decor and gift items for women of all ages. The national chain was founded as Christian retail store a decade ago in Tennessee and has grown to more than 100 locations.

Tea-based Laurie Belle’s Boutique has expanded to downtown Sioux Falls. The shop is at 206 S. Phillips Ave. in the former Palmer Lea Boutique space. It’s open daily.

Marlin’s Family Restaurant at 10th Street and Minnesota Avenue has closed. The property owner and Marlin’s are working with a third-party developer to explore options for redevelopment. All other Marlin’s sites remain open.

The KFC on Kiwanis Avenue near 12th Street is closed, but it’s unclear if the shutdown is temporary or permanent. A sign on the door reads “closed until further notice,” but the restaurant has been removed as a location on the corporate KFC website and a customer service representative said it was closed permanently.

EmBe is taking over child care services offered by Sioux Falls Family YMCA. Children and staff currently served by the YMCA at 220 S. Minnesota Ave. and 2512 S. Carolyn Ave. will transition to EmBe’s downtown or 3510 W. Ralph Rogers Road locations.

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip is coming to The Empire Mall. The cafe, which is owned by franchisee Lindsey Schliemann, will offer sweet and savory dishes. The location will be near the Sanford Children’s play area and will open in time for the holiday season.

Dragon Asian Market has started serving Nepali snacks and street food. The market at 2300 E. 10th St. installed a kitchen in its storeroom and built a small dining area. The food is served from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Design House is opening its doors to the public. Owner Megan Peterson started the business two years ago as a hub for independent designers. It’s in a historic building at 910 N. Main Ave. Hours might adjust but will start at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Pizza di Paolo plans to open Oct. 14 at 2300 S. Minnesota Ave. The restaurant will be run by Dennis and Linda Napolitano, the parents of Breadico founder David Napolitano. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Entrepreneurs in Sioux Falls and Morocco are partnering to create an artisan fashion label. Aime Lou is a collaboration between Amy Gehling of Sioux Falls and Yuba Atlas, a Morocco native studying business at Creighton University in Omaha. They are working with two people in Morocco to source artisans, focusing initially on lines for women. One of the first products is an oversized clutch handbag. The plan is to sell online and direct-to-consumer as well as wholesale.

Next2New Wireless is back. Owner Will Wheeler has restarted the business at 2010 S. Minnesota Ave. The shops buys, sells and repairs cellphones and sells accessories, advertising itself as the “home of $10 accessories.” The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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

Comings & Goings

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