Comings & Goings

JULY 5, 2017

From staff reports

Cowboy Chicken is coming to Sioux Falls. The national restaurant chain is leasing space at 2700 W. 41st St. near Great Western Bank and is expected to open in January 2018.

Jason Kurtz and Sion Lidster have started Full Circle Book Co-op. They hope to find a location downtown for the used bookstore and creative writing space. The plan is to offer classes for writers on publication and marketing as well as special events such as a game night, slam poetry open mic, book clubs, performance art and art shows. The hope is to function similar to a coffee shop with late hours and some snacks and beverages.

Julie and Chad Lee have opened Sweet Treats & More food truck. They started with mini-doughnuts and have expanded the menu to include their specialty, Scotch eggs, sandwiches and a few other items.

Flyboy Donuts has added a trailer to serve doughnuts and coffee at other locations. “We anticipate having some regular spots to park on a regular basis in other parts of town, and we also will do some events,” owner Ben Duenwald said.

Slim Chickens has set an opening date of July 17. The Southern-inspired franchise restaurant at 1517 S. Minnesota Ave. will serve chicken tenders, made-from-scratch sauces, sandwiches, wraps and wings.

Hegg Realtors plans to consolidate its 170 brokers and support staff members into one location. The agency is building an office on Minnesota Avenue, south of 69th Street.

The Flower Mill has moved into a larger space at 4005 E. 10th St. Owner Stacy Schapp said the former Rew’s TV & Appliance building will give employees more room to design floral arrangements and provide an opportunity to expand wedding rentals along with sympathy lines. The former space at 3600 E. 10th St. is available to lease.

Sola Salon Studios is opening a second Sioux Falls location at Lake Lorraine. Franchisee Steve Schoepp said there will be room for 25 studios. Stylists rent fully enclosed, locking studios, manage their own schedule and pricing, and keep 100 percent of their profits. He hopes to open in October.

The Tidal gas station at 2210 W. 12th St. has closed.

Pawn America at 3514 W. 41st St. has stopped its retail operations and is closing its loan operations by the end of the month. The Minnesota-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is closing several stores.

PC Gold has moved from 1112 W. 41st St. to the former Hurley’s Religious Goods building at 2520 S. Minnesota Ave. The locally owned business sells new and refurbished computers for personal and business use, components and cables, and does service work, including virus removal.

Gate City Events has opened in Canton. The event venue includes a 1920s farmhouse that can sleep 25 people and has a kitchen, an indoor saltwater pool and hot tub. An adjacent building seats up to 400 people banquet-style. The owner plans to add campsites and cabins.

Thad Clabaugh has started a division of Adtaxi in Sioux Falls. The Denver-based digital marketing agency provides digital sales expertise to clients, focusing on tangible metrics such as phone calls, form fills and e-commerce. Clabaugh can be reached at 251-3562 or

Pappy’s the Original has closed. The restaurant opened in March 2015 on the first floor of The Plaza office building at Ninth Street and Phillips Avenue.

Escape 605 has opened its second Sioux Falls location in The Empire Mall. The new site features five adventures: Area 51, Da Vinci, Zombie Uprising, Christmas Mission and Assassins, which allows two teams to compete against each other.

Casey’s General Store is planning to build a convenience store and gas station on the northeast corner of 26th Street and Ellis Road. It will be the eighth location in Sioux Falls.

PetSmart opens July 15 at Dawley Farm Village on the east side of Sioux Falls. It’s north of the Burlington store.

The Welcyon, Fitness After 50 franchise in the Park Ridge Galleria is closing, but manager Teri Thompson Katzenberger is buying the equipment and other assets and will open The Master’s Club – Fitness & Lifestyle Wellness. Welcyon will close July 22, and The Master’s Club will open Aug. 1 at 2412 W. 41st St.

Palisades Oil Co. in Garretson has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer. It will offer trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.

Vic Soria and Steph Myres have started Pool Partner LLC, a pool service, repair and maintenance company. Soria has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. The business is home-based but hoping for a storefront next year. They service pools within 15 miles of Sioux Falls. Find them at

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