Hispanic grocery store to move to East 10th Street

Aug. 9, 2019

A longtime Hispanic grocery store is moving around the block to a more visible space on East 10th Street.

Tienda America will take over the former Welcome Mat location next to Los Paisanos restaurant just east of the viaduct. The self-service laundromat closed two years ago, but there are still two locations on the west side of Sioux Falls.

Remodeling work for the grocery store will take several weeks, and the move should happen in the fall or early winter, said Cristobal Ortega, who owns Tienda America with his sister Antonia Donis. They bought the business 12 or 13 years ago, he said.

The new location is about the same size as the store at 114 S. Franklin Ave, but it has better visibility and more parking, with a lot for vehicles behind the building and spaces along 10th Street, Ortega said.

The market is filled with brands that customers are used to finding in Mexico and Central America, Ortega said. He and his sister are from Guatemala but have lived in the U.S. for more than two decades.

In addition to spices, snacks and staples, customers can find everything from cooking ware and clothing to pinatas. The market features a meat counter and a bakery case. Baked goods are delivered three times a week from bakeries in Minneapolis and Sioux City.

Tienda America is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Hispanic grocery store to move to East 10th Street

A longtime Hispanic grocery store is moving around the block to a more visible space on East 10th Street.

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