Galleria filling up as businesses start opening

July 22, 2019

The first businesses have started opening in the new Prairie Hills Galleria, a two-story building at 69th Street and Western Avenue that’s almost out of space.

“We love our new space,” said Jenna Goosmann, CEO and managing partner of Goosmann Law Firm.

“It has met and exceeded our expectations.”

Goosmann Law moved in this month from 5010 S. Minnesota Ave. to its second-floor office at The Galleria, which has space for more than two dozen team members along with traveling attorneys and staff. The firm employs more than 60 people in Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Omaha.

“We wanted our space to be somewhere our clients, team and business leaders can enjoy and walk in feeling energized, motivated and confident,” Goosmann said. “The new office allows everyone to take a refreshing breath of energy and encompass peace of mind.”

Goosmann’s brand is reflected in the office’s splashes of red color, bold textures and unique lighting, she said.

“The new space is very modern, bold and fresh, much like our firm culture,” she said.

“We have a superb coffee bar, spectacular natural lighting and unique outdoor space and collaborative meeting rooms to strategize ideas as a team or with clients.”

The office includes balconies that connect to its break room and numerous offices.

This allows our team to take time throughout their day to unwind, meditate and recharge with some fresh air and sunlight,” Goosmann said. “The entire feel of the space is energetic, inspiring and innovative – making it all worth it. You walk in knowing big deals are happening here.”

Her second-story neighbor, Dr. Alison Tendler, is putting the finishes touches on her space. It’s split between Tendler’s two businesses: her eye practice, ART Vision, and a medical spa, ARTisan Skin & Laser Center.

The two spaces are connected by a central hub and staffed by a 10-person team. They opened for patients earlier this month.

“I wanted it to look like a hotel lobby, and I feel like it’s coming together,” Tendler said. “You walk in and you feel like it’s modern and sophisticated but very comfortable.”

She is the sole ophthalmologist at ART Vision but anticipates she might add to the team after her first year.

The vision side of the business offers vision-correction services, including lens-based surgeries such as basic and refractive cataract surgery. Most surgeries can be done from the office, she said.

“We want to keep that nice spa feel for our surgery patients,” she said.

ARTisan Skin & Laser Center offers a full line of medical spa services, including laser services, medical grade skin-care products, facials, chemical peels, injectable services, fillers and a plasma therapy for hair loss.

“I’m very pleased with the feel (of the space) and very glad I chose the location, both from a physical standpoint in the city and the building itself,” Tendler said. “The windows, the light – it feels good.”

What’s next

Three more businesses are preparing to open on the first floor in the coming months.

Amazing Lash Studio hopes to be open by the end of August. The national business was franchised locally by mother-daughter co-owners Lisa Wichman and April Buysee. Buysee is moving back from the Twin Cities to manage the location.

“I am so excited to be in Sioux Falls for the day-to-day operations and be back home as a small-business owner in the community,” she said. “Sioux Falls really is a great place for small-business owners. The business climate is unlike any other city.”

Amazing Lash Studio offers semi-permanent eyelash extensions as well as eyelash adhesives, Lash Lift and Featherweight Lashes.

The business has hired seven lash stylists and plans to have about 20 total. They need to be licensed cosmetologists or aestheticians, Buysse said. They will start interviews for four lash consultants, who will double as receptionists, in the next couple of weeks.

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Tavern 180, a Nebraska-based gastropub, plans to start construction soon and hopes to be open before the end of the year. It describes itself as a “modern, posh venue with a classy cocktail bar.”

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There’s strong interest from retailers and service providers in the two remaining spaces on the first floor, said Raquel Blount of Lloyd Cos., who represents the building.

“We’re thrilled with how it’s coming together. We love it,” she said. “It’s really cool-looking – modern and edgy but still warm and comfortable. It’s looking great.”

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Galleria filling up as businesses start opening

The first businesses have started opening in the new Prairie Hills Galleria, a two-story building at 69th Street and Western Avenue that’s almost out of space.

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