Comings & Goings

June 5, 2018

Here’s a roundup of recent changes in the Sioux Falls-area business community.

Athletic apparel chain luluemon has signed a long-term lease with The Empire Mall after testing out the market since the holiday season. The store will move temporarily to a vacant space across from Red Robin and return to its newly renovated space near the food court for back-to-school shopping.

Tom Utrera and Stacey Roemen Utrera and starting Rust & Co., which will open later this summer at The Bridges at 57th. The store will offer men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories in a 3,500-square-foot space that was Forget Me Not’s previous location. The store will sell versatile merchandise “that takes you from office to play, from day to night, focusing on quality and comfort and core style,” Utrera said.

Simply Devine by Jane Rae Events has moved into a building at 301 S. Minnesota Ave. that includes home decor store Conversation Piece. Katie Murphy owns the business, which includes event planning, rentals and floral design. It’s open by appointment.

Residence Inn and AC Hotel by Marriott will be the two hotels sharing the 15-story Village on the River building that’s starting construction in downtown Sioux Falls. The 15-story mixed-use building will be on 10th Street east of Phillips Avenue.

The new version of Prairie Berry East Bank will be in the Western Mall after closing its downtown location in late April. The new space will include a new name for the business, which will feature Miner Brewing Co. beer and Prairie Berry Winery wine along with a limited production space. The business plans to open in July on the south side of the mall next to Kids 2 College Furniture.

Wine Time on Main is coming to Washington Square downtown later this year. Bob and Cathy Novak have amassed a 3,400-bottle collection as a hobby, and Wine Time will become his post-retirement venture. The business at will focus on wine but serve a limited selection of beer and small plates that complement the wine.

Mills Fleet Farm is building a 185,000-square-foot store along Benson Road between Interstate 29 and the Sanford Sports Complex. It will open next year. The store offers a broad assortment of merchandise, including fishing and hunting products, auto parts, farm and pet supplies, home improvement and home living goods, clothing and footwear, toys and food, plus services such as a gas station, car wash and auto repair.

The French Door Bridal Boutique is moving to Heather Ridge Village at 69th Street and Western Avenue. A sale runs through June at the current location in the Beakon Centre at 57th Street and Louise Avenue. It’s expected to open July 1 and feature a new private label designed for the business.

Himalayan Indian Cuisine has opened at 5310 E. Arrowhead Parkway. The restaurant serves a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. A menu is available for lunch and dinner, which is served from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The extensive menu features a range of Indian and Nepali dishes from tandoori and biryani specialties to choices such as lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, goat curry and shrimp korma. Vegetarians have more than a dozen offerings.

JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars plans to start selling in its new location June 13. The business will start with retail sales and open its bar, kitchen and “boozy bakery” a couple of weeks later. The new building is on 57th Street west of the Interstate 229 tunnel. Owner Tom Slattery plans to keep leasing his current space on Western Avenue south of 57th. He will announce a new concept for it soon.

Taco Bell on North Cliff Avenue has closed. Franchise owner Border Foods decided not to renew its lease for the building. The company has five remaining Taco Bell locations in Sioux Falls.

The downtown trolley is back in service. Financial support from Sanford Health, Lewis Drug and Howalt+McDowell Insuruance in partnership with Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. will fund the service through the summer of 2022. Trolleys will operate from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through August. Service will be available weekends in September through December.

Marco’s Pizza in Brandon has closed. It opened in the Holly Crossing retail center two years ago.

A Humboldt restaurant is expanding to Harrisburg. Big J’s Roadhouse BBQ & Grill is leasing the former Game Changer location on Cliff Avenue near Air Madness. It’s expected to open later this month.

Sears in The Empire Mall is closing. Parent company Sears Holdings Corp. is closing 48 Sears and 15 Kmart locations. A liquidation sale will start soon, and the store will close in early September.

Great American Cookie Company and Pretzelmaker, which shared a space in the Sears wing of The Empire Mall, have closed.

Haley Luond has opened Active Faith Chiropractic. She offers services such as active release and Webster techniques, FAKTR soft tissue, RockTape, the McKenzie Method and first adjustment. The practice is at 4900 E. 57th St. and is hosting a grand opening from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

Send Comings & Goings news to Jodi@SiouxFalls.Business.

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