Comings & Goings

July 3, 2018

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

Kinder Academy has opened at the University Hills development near 54th Street North and Marion Road in northwest Sioux Falls. It provides child care for children from birth through age 12, focusing on academic and social development. The business owned by Jennifer and Christopher Schuette also offers before- and after-school care.

Old Soul Cafe & Catering has closed. Shonna Haugen opened the restaurant at 2113 S. Minnesota Ave. two years ago.

The Porch Swing Store has opened a pop-up shop for the summer at 27103 Independence Ave. Jordan VanMaanen bought the online furniture business earlier this year. He’s selling outdoor furniture at the site in the industrial area on the southeast corner of the Tea exit on Interstate 29.

Brothers Adam, Derek and Jacob Broin recently acquired and are in the process of moving the men’s accessory retailer from Texas to Sioux Falls. The products are sold online and through retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. They’ll have an office and warehouse space in a retail center at 57th Street and Cliff Avenue and also plan to open a small retail shop there.

I-90 Fuel Services Inc. is building its 20th Gas Stop Holiday on the northeast corner of 12th Street and Marion Road. The gas station and convenience store is expected to open in mid-October.

Garrett Gross, Nick Verzani and Mark Hauser have started Jekyll & Hyde Barbeque. The menu for the food truck includes ribs, brisket, pulled pork and Schmeckfest pork sausage, all featuring a dry rub created by Verzani. Locations are posted on the business’ Facebook page.

Toys R Us has closed at The Empire Mall.  The bankrupt retailer is selling the building to Scandinavian Designs. The California-based furniture and home decor business was the highest bidder for the location.

A new administration building for the city of Sioux Falls has opened. City Center is at 231 N. Dakota Ave.

Falls International Market has closed. It opened last summer at 2408 E. 10th St.

Minnesota-based Real Estate Equities will build a 61-unit senior-housing project in southeast Sioux Falls. Village Cooperative will be a co-op, with residents owning a share of the entire property. It’s expected to open in 2020.

MK Threads Boutique is moving from the south side of downtown to the north end. The women’s clothing shop, which Kelly Grovijahn and Melanie Huston started as an online-only shop in 2017, has been at 218 W. 13th St. for a year. It expects to be in the Jones421 marketplace at 421 N. Phillips Ave. in late July or early August.

Advanced Inc., a Florida-based company that hires traveling health care workers to fill temporary needs in nursing and therapy for health systems, is moving its Sioux Falls office to the Lake Lorraine development. The growing business expects to be in its new location at 2571 S. Westlake Drive in August.

A Rapid City-based granite and quartz countertop business is opening two showrooms in Sioux Falls this month. Moda Stone will be at 5422 E. Arrowhead Parkway and 1507 E. 69th St. It also will have a shop in Sioux Falls where most of the fabrication work will be done.

The 3.0 Cocktail Bar and The Boozy Bakery have opened in the new retail space for JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars. The new home at 3000 W. 57th St. also includes an event space that’s available now.

Furniture and home decor business Conversation Piece is moving from Sioux Falls to Chamberlain, where co-owner Patience Pickner also has a store. The shop at 301 S. Minnesota Ave. will close July 5.

Power & Grace Gymnastics has moved into its new building at the Sanford Sports Complex. Owners Dennis and Kathy Champoux said the location gives them more space for their growing program, which started in 1999.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting has a new studio across from Falls Park West. The office is on the first floor of Phillips Lofts.

Big J’s Roadhouse BBQ & Grill has opened in Harrisburg near Air Madness on Cliff Avenue. It’s the second location for Big J’s, which opened a few years ago in Humboldt. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Myers’ Deli & More has opened a second downtown location in the CNA Surety Building on Reid Street north of 10th Street. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday for brunch.

North Dakota-based Vinyl Taco is taking over the former Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse building, according to plans on file at City Hall. It’s another offering from the Fargo-based bar and restaurant group that operates a dozen JL Beers locations, including two in Sioux Falls, and the remaining two Borrowed Bucks bars in North Dakota. Vinyl Taco’s website describes the full-service bar and restaurant as “fresh Mexican street food, cervezas, margaritas and signature cocktails served in a vibrant, music-themed space.”

North American Title Loans has closed its location at 41st Street and Western Avenue. Callers are referred to a loan center in another state.

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

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