Deli, lounge planned for former Keller’s Green Grocery space

Jan. 15, 2018

A caterer with a history of working in Sioux Falls restaurants is taking over the former Keller’s Green Grocery in The Carpenter Building.

Dan Myers owns Elite Cafe & Catering and has wanted to branch out into another concept.

The former Carpenter ballroom space gives him that chance.

“We’re really doing four concepts in one space,” he explained.

While he hasn’t finalized a name, he has put the business model together. At the front of the space will be a new bar with a display case and deli options, a salad bar and soups. There also will be a retail area with microwavable meals, protein bars and other grab-and-go items.

“We’ll be able to sell our breads, meats, cheeses, we’ll have packaged soups, so really fast and convenient for downtown life.”

The current bar will be focused on coffee, beer and wine. And a large section of the space will be set up as a lounge.

“I’m into a lot of high-end foods, so we’re going to do an upscale style,” Myers said. “I want to do upscale nights – seafood or prix fixe dinners.”

He has been so busy renovating the space, he acknowledges he hasn’t completely thought through food options, “but it’s getting there.”

“We’re really trying to brighten up the space, not do as many dark colors and make it more of a home-like environment.”

He plans to start advertising for staff this week and expects he’ll need to hire up to a dozen people.

The plan is to open in mid-March and be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and until 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Myers also will keep his current location at 3501 N. Aviation Ave. in the Signature Flight Services building north of the Joe Foss Field airport terminal, where he serves breakfast and lunch.

Deli, lounge planned for former Keller’s Green Grocery space

A caterer with a history of working in Sioux Falls restaurants is taking over the former Keller’s Green Grocery in The Carpenter Building.

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