Comings & Goings

Feb. 12, 2019

Here’s a look at recent changes in the business landscape in the Sioux Falls area.

The first residents have started to move into The Edge on Main, a renovated midcentury modern apartment building just south of downtown. Located at 638 S. Main Ave., The Edge includes 20 one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom. Rent is $800 a month, which includes parking.

Kasey Olivier and Ashley Miles Holtz have formed Olivier Miles Holtz Law Firm. The firm focuses on civil litigation, business litigation, estate disputes, personal injury, workplace injury and criminal defense. The office is at 4201 S. Minnesota Ave.

Chef Nicholas Skajewski has started Skajewski Catering to create in-home experiences for his clients and their guests. The business also does catering for events and businesses. Skajewski provides in-home cooking classes too. Those also are customized to whatever the client and their guests want to learn.

Scandinavian Designs has opened its first South Dakota store in the former Toys R Us building on The Empire Mall’s campus. The 30,000-square-foot store includes a blend of contemporary, midcentury modern and rustic pieces for all rooms in the home, as well as some office and outdoor furniture.

The “Hillbilly’s” Repurpose Project Center, which began as a Facebook group, has moved into a larger space at 1008 S. Cliff Ave. Founder Shane Sutherland also operates Hillbilly Paintworks Reclaim & Design. The businesses had been based at 508 E. Maple St. for the past year and a half. His new 1,400-square-foot space allows him to carry more merchandise and partner with other local vendors. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and “by appointment or chance.”

Dani Fashion Outlet has opened at 3101 W. 41st St. in the same retail center as Fuddruckers. The locally owned business sells department stores’ overstocked brand-name clothing for women and juniors. It also carries jewelry, makeup and purses, and athletic wear for boys and girls.

Owner Rickie Kunzweiler has opened Backdoor Garden in downtown Hartford. Merchandise includes fresh flowers, flower arrangements and balloons, and Kunzweiler also designs for weddings and special events.

Erik’s, a Minnesota-based bicycle shop that also sells skis and snowboards, has taken over Two Wheeler Dealer. Erik’s bought the shop at 3315 S. Spring Ave. earlier this month and kept the staff in place.

Two sisters who live in the same Tea neighborhood and have 16 children between them are the new owners, along with their husbands, of Sylvan Learning. Michelle and Bill McGuckin, and Colleen and Scott Halbur took over the business in December, which also has satellite centers in Brookings and Mitchell. The franchise has been in Sioux Falls for more than 20 years.

Shopko has released an updated list of stores it plans to close, and the West 41st Street location is back on the list along with five additional sites in South Dakota. Shopko announced both Sioux Falls stores were closing Jan. 16 when it filed for bankruptcy and then said the following week that the 41st Street site would remain open.

From laser tag to virtual reality, the new Galaxy Gaming will offer an experience the owner says you won’t find anywhere around Sioux Falls. Max Kaftanati said the new location on Mayfair Drive north of 39th Street will open before the end of the month.

Austad’s Golf is opening its first store in Rapid City by April 1. It will be Austad’s ninth location and its second in South Dakota.

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

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