Comings & Goings

Jan. 30, 2018

Escapades is offering a pop-up version of its escape rooms. Starting in February, businesses can order a 30-, 45- or 60-minute experience for a flat rate. A 10-foot-by-10-foot space is all it takes to create an escape room on-site. Larger spaces can accommodate more players.

Dan Myers of Elite Cafe & Catering is taking over the former Keller’s Green Grocery space in The Carpenter Building. He hasn’t named the business yet, but it will include a restaurant, lounge, deli and retail area with grab-and-go food. The plan is to open in mid-March. Myers also will keep his current location at 3501 N. Aviation Ave. in the Signature Flight Services building at Joe Foss Field.

The Candy Clubhouse has moved in The Empire Mall into a larger space in the Sears wing. Halberstadt’s will move from its space near the center of the mall into the former candy store space.

Stone Group Architects is buying a historic building at Seventh Street and Weber Avenue from the city of Sioux Falls. The firm will renovate the space for its office and lease the second floor to Alternative Strategies Group, a financial planning firm. Todd Stone, owner and principal architect, hopes to have the remodeling work completed by fall. The office is at 319 N. Main Ave.

Agan Drywall Supply is expanding to the north with the purchase of I-29 Brick, Tile & Stone’s property. Agan, 2609 S. Carolyn Ave., will move its EIFS, or exterior insulation and finish system, line to the property at 2605 S. Carolyn Ave., said Mike Jacobson who owns the company with Dan Konz. The move is expected to happen in April. I-29 Brick hasn’t decided yet where it will move.

Vanessen’s Hair Design owner Gloria Kolbeck and employee Biz Word have purchased Belle Touche at The Bridges at 57th. The salon has been renamed Vanessen’s Hair Design, and the seven stylists remained on staff. Pat and Stacy Chedester opened Belle Touche seven years ago.

CPA Nejla Smith has started Compass Tax & Accounting at 1613 W. 12th St. in the former Davis Clock & Watch Repair Building. Her focus is on payroll, bookkeeping, and tax preparation and planning. She speaks Spanish.

Fargo-based Houston Engineering Inc. is expanding to Sioux Falls with an office at 3900 W. Technology Circle that opens Feb. 1. Engineer David Burwitz has been hired as office manager. The company hopes to hire additional staff here as business develops. HEI has five offices in North Dakota, two in Minnesota and one in Iowa.

Citi is buying a 19-acre site near interstates 29 and 229 to build its headquarters. Citibank’s presence in Sioux Falls has been scaled back, and it no longer needs its three-building campus in north Sioux Falls. Construction of the four-story, 150,000-square-foot building is expected to start in April and be completed by the end of next year.

Flyboy Donuts is adding a second location in Sioux Falls. The bakery is remodeling the former Flower Mill building at 3600 E. 10th St. The plan is to open between mid-April and early May. Owner Ben Duenwald opened Flyboy at The Bridges at 57th retail center in 2013.

Lululemon has extended its lease at The Empire Mall. The athletic-wear chain tested the market with a store during the holiday shopping season. The store didn’t say how long the lease goes.

Cowboy Chicken has opened at 2700 W. 41st St. The restaurant, which is open daily, features wood-fired rotisserie chicken and made-from-scratch sides. It’s the first South Dakota location for the chain, which started in Texas in 1981. Franchise owner FRC Group envisions more sites here.

ChiroSport is opening its fourth location in the Sioux Falls area. The chiropractic practice that specializes in sports medicine will open an office in Hartford, with a target date of March 1. Joel Martens, a recent graduate of the Northwestern College of Chiropractic, will work at the location. ChiroSport also has locations in Sioux Falls, Brandon and Dell Rapids.

Pomegranate Market has started carrying Breadsmith breads. The health foods grocery store at 4815 S. Louise Ave. offers seven varieties.

Earthwise Pet Supply has opened in The Wedge, a new retail center on Western Avenue south of 69th Street. The store sells all-natural pet food and other products. It plans to offer grooming services and also features two self-wash bays. The franchise is owned by Julie and Scott Ward. It’s open daily.

Josiah’s Cafe & Coffeehouse has closed its original location in the CNA Surety Building downtown. Owner Steve Hildebrand hopes to open in the new location at 104 W. 12th St. by the end of this week.

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