Comings & Goings

Aug. 14, 2018

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

Giliberto’s Mexican Taco Shop plans to open its third site in Sioux Falls. The restaurant will be in the new Roosevelt Marketplace under construction at 41st Street and Sertoma Avenue. It’s expected to open late this year.

The showrooms for Garage Living and Fireplace Gallery & Design are completed. The businesses started remodeling the former Dakota Stained Glass building a year ago and began moving operations in as the work was being done. The showrooms are at 1312 W. 41st St.

The owners of CJ’s at the Wellington in Montrose have closed the restaurant but will continue to do catering out of the building and serve dinners there for special events.

Gate City Events & Lodging has added a motel with 11 rooms and a campground with 20 RV sites to its property along Highway 18 on the west side of Canton.

Juniper Bath & Body is opening in The Empire Mall later this month. Brittany and Josh Sopko, who started the business in Tea, are leasing the former Teavana space near the mall’s center court. In addition to bath bombs, the Sopkos make bath salts, bubble bars, soaps, shower steams and scrubs, and body butters and balms.

Severance Brewing Co. plans to open in the new downtown Cascade project next spring. It’s owned by friends Scott and Melissa Heckel and Mark and Jennifer Stavenger. They will start with a 5-barrel system that likely will produce 300 barrels annually and could grow to 600 barrels.

A Twin Cities-based restaurant group is bringing a new, original concept to the vacant restaurant space at The District. Roam Kitchen + Bar will be owned by John Sheehan and Lynn Reimer. They also own Doolittles Woodfire Grill and Porter Creek Hardwood Grill in three states. While Roam’s menu is still in development, it will be heavily influenced by American dishes, wood-fired cooking, a rotisserie in the dining room and a smoker, which will be used on meats and vegetables. The plan is to open in early 2019.

CorTrust Bank has finalized the acquisition of State Bank of Delano, which is west of the Twin Cities. That brings CorTrust to four locations in Minnesota, along with 22 locations in South Dakota.

Lalibela Restaurant has reopened after a yearlong absence. The Ethiopian eatery, which opened in 2003, lost its lease at 11th Street and Grange Avenue to redevelopment. The new location is at 10th Street and Kiwanis Avenue, and it’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

JJ’s Axes & Ales will fill the former JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars location near 57th Street and Western Avenue. The four ax-throwing lanes will be complemented by other activities, including shuffleboard and other games, owner Tom Slattery said. The plan is to be open by mid-September.

R Scrapbook Store is closing. The business owned by Ronna and Scott Sletten has provided scrapbooking supplies, workrooms and classes for more than a decade. The store on 41st Street west of Louise Avenue will remain open until the majority of the inventory is gone.

Junk in the Trunk is back to having its own storefront. Renee Johnson started the business that sells new and old furniture and home decor, much of it with a modern farmhouse style, in 2012 and 12th Street and Marion Road. After a couple of years, she began selling her pieces at flea market businesses in the area. Junk in the Trunk’s new location is on 41st Street just east of Western Avenue.

Urban Chislic will open Thursday on 85th Street west of Minnesota Avenue. The business was started several years ago primarily as a catering venture. The restaurant’s two-page menu features one side entirely for chislic, with lamb, beef, chicken or pork and options for sauces and rubs.

Jeff and Kristin Hayward have started Sodak Supply Co. It’s an online merchandise company that features T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise with “retro, 8-bit and nostalgic designs that celebrate pride in our state.” The website is 

Guaranteed Rate has opened a mortgage lending office at 101 W. 69th St., Suite 100. The Chicago-based company has more than 200 offices in the U.S. Mike Brudigan is the area manager, and Steve Ennis is the branch manager and vice president of mortgage lending.

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

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