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Jan. 16, 2018
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment at 3120 S. Minnesota Ave. has a new name. Owner Johnson Health Tech Retail Inc. has rebranded the store under the Johnson Fitness & Wellness name. The Wisconsin-based company has 100 retail showrooms that sell personal fitness equipment.
CarSwap Consignment Shop has opened its third location for used-vehicle sales at 3701 E. 10th St. and expanded one of its two locations on West 12th Street. The business acquired the adjacent former Auto Finance Super Center property at 2223 W. 12th St. CarSwap’s office that had been at 2301 W. 12th St. has moved next door. The other 12th Street location is farther east at Western Avenue.
Treasures From the Heart has started a going-out-of-business sale. Owner Natalie Bower moved the business to Sioux Falls in 2007 and expanded to a larger space at 4812 S. Louise Ave. two years ago. A final date has not been set.
Marie & Marie Bridal has decided to open in the soon-to-be-vacated A League of Your Own space at 229 S. Phillips Ave. Sisters Erin Rallis and Kayla Thompson planned to open the bridal dress shop to Equity Square at Eighth Street and Phillips Avenue. The target opening date is late March or early April. The sports memorabilia shop is moving into the former Unglued space across the street.
Releve Studios has moved from the space it was using at Wings Gymnastics Academy to its own studio at 1821 S Minnesota Ave. Emilie Kennedy and Peyton Jones founded the business in March 2017 and began teaching dance classes in June.
FastSigns has moved to 700 N. Western Ave. Owner Sam Ryman built a new location for his franchise business that he opened in 2003 in a leased space at 709 S. Minnesota Ave. The commercial sign company’s new home is almost twice as large.
A pediatric speech and language pathologist is opening an indoor play area that’s intended to help children develop sensory, large motor, language and social skills. Bloom will be in the former Welcyon space in Park Ridge Galleria at 26th Street and Western Avenue. Owner Andrea Boerigter will move her practice there, too. Bloom is expected to open by April.
Colorado-based Monkey Bizness is opening an indoor-play center in Sioux Falls. Attractions will include a soft-play unit similar to a restaurant play space, an indoor treehouse with rock formations and a foam pit, a horizontal climbing wall, a toddler area, a bounce house and interactive games projected onto the floor. Parents can watch from a coffee-bar area. Monkey Bizness is expected to open in March in the former Bold Behavior space in Beakon Centre at 57th Street and Louise Avenue.
John Meyer and Rosalynn Verges have started Fabric, a consulting firm to help businesses build better company cultures. Meyer is the co-founder of Lemonly, and Verges, who has background in human resources, also works as a corporate development and business development manager for a graphics agency in the Twin Cities. Fabric’s website is befabric.com.
Century 21 Advantage has moved its office from 4900 S. Minnesota Ave. to the Wells Fargo building at Ninth Street and Phillips Ave. The residential real estate firm has six agents.
Juice Stop is opening a fifth location in Sioux Falls. The new site will be in a retail center on 57th Street west of Cliff Avenue, next to Papa Murphy’s, and is expected to open in March or April, said Troy Jansma, who owns the fruit smoothie and juice drink business with his wife, Julie.
Sioux Valley Grille has opened in Canton. The restaurant, owned by stepbrothers Ken O’Brien and Peter Cobb, serves lunch and dinner, featuring “American comfort food.” It’s in a historic building at 117 E. Fifth St.
Meta Financial Group is acquiring Michigan-based Crestmark Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Crestmark Bank. Crestmark is a commercial lender offering asset-based loans, equipment finance leases and government-guaranteed loans to small and midsize businesses across the U.S. The deal will bring Meta’s assets to more than $6 billion.
Brown & Saenger has a new owner. The office supply business that was founded in 1889 has been acquired by Minnesota-based Innovative Office Solutions. Owner Lyle Dabbert will stay on as a regional president, and the location at 711 W. Russell St. and the company’s 85 employees will remain.
The Tyler Goff Group with Hegg Realtors is moving from 2804 E. 26th St. to the soon-to-be-vacant Van Buskirk Cos. office at 5800 S. Remington Place. Van Buskirk Cos. is moving to a new office building at Lake Lorraine, which it is helping develop.
Weight Watchers has opened in its new location in the Western Mall. The business was displaced last year when Dollar Tree and Harbor Freight Tools moved into a retail center on West 12th Street.
Reach Literacy Center has moved from the lower level of the Canfield Business Interiors building at Ninth Street and Minnesota Avenue to the Western Mall. The new location for the nonprofit agency that offers reading, writing and life skills tutoring is on the south side of the mall to the west of the Scheels entrance. Hours for the center’s bookstore, which is open to all readers, are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.
The Lindquist & Vennum merger with Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr went into effect Jan. 1. The Sioux Falls office of Lindquist & Vennum now operates under the Ballard Spahr name. The office has 10 lawyers and seven staff members and is located in the CNA Surety building at 101 S. Reid St.
Volunteers of America, Dakotas has closed the Bowden Youth Center downtown and moved the program to its office at 1309 W. 51st St. The nonprofit agency had offered after-school and academic support at the center at 1thh Street and Spring Avenue since 1999. The program has been renamed Volunteers of America, Dakotas Youth Center.
Escapades is adding pop-up escape rooms that can be set up in spaces as small as 10-foot-by-10-foot. The pop-up rooms include the same puzzles as the in-house escape rooms. Starting in February, companies can order a 30-, 45-, or 60-minute experience.
Teavana in The Empire Mall has closed. Starbucks Inc. is closing all of its retail tea stores.
Jack & Charlie’s, which sold SDSU and USD apparel and other merchandise, has closed in The Empire Mall. The universities opened the store in 2016.
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