Comings & Goings

Feb. 26, 2018

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

The Butterfly House & Aquarium is planning a significant expansion of what will be the Dakota Aquarium, adding several exhibits to the self-sustaining nonprofit attraction. The addition will more than double the size of the building at Sertoma Park. A $7.5 million capital campaign is about half-way toward its goal. The plan is to begin construction of the aquarium in the summer of 2020 and be ready to open by the end of 2021.

Will’s Training Table, the restaurant at the Sanford Sports Complex, will become Blue Rock Bar & Grill. The restaurant will change its name March 1 to coincide with the completion of a major expansion and menu enhancements.

Vinyl Social Club has opened next to Vinyl Taco in the former Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse. It features duckpin bowling, Skee-Ball, a large-format “Mario Kart” station, Snap-Back Shuffleboard, C5 Beer Pong, retro video games and a small dance floor. Hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Like Vinyl Taco, the club is open to those 21 and older. Update on Feb. 28: Hours are noon to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 

A League of Your Own at 218 S. Phillips Ave. is closing March 10. Owner Kathryn Macziewski opened the sports-themed apparel store five years ago. Scratchpad Tees, which operated a store-within-a-store, is moving to a showroom at 400 S. Sycamore Ave., Suite 105-2. Terra Shepherd Boutique & Apothecary, a new business owned by Sara Jamison, will take over the downtown space later this spring. The shop will have an emphasis on sustainable and ethical women’s clothing, accessories, beauty and wellness products.

Fareway Stores Inc. has taken over Sunshine Foods in Tea. The grocery store closed Feb. 2 and will reopen as Fareway on Wednesday.

Lewis Drug is taking over the pharmacy services for Shopko stores in Madison, Mitchell and Sisseton; Luverne and St. James, Minn.; and Ida Grove, Iowa.

South Dakota Threads has grown from an online business into a storefront in Brandon. The athleisure wear boutique’s signature pieces are yoga pants with South Dakota-themed prints that are made from recycled plastic water bottles. The shop is at 1517 W. Holly Blvd.

Hockey Headquarters is expanding into a vacant space in the Sanford Sports Complex retailer center where it moved three years ago. The retail shop, which also carries merchandise for figure skating, expects to have the build-out completed by the end of April.

Covert Artisan Ales has released its first beers at special events and likely will have them available for sale in growlers next month. Dan and Stacey Berry began brewing in September using a unique process that captures wild yeast and microbes in the air around the brewery on the west side of Sioux Falls for spontaneous fermentation. Covert makes long-term sours, which will range in age from three months to three years.

Stacey’s Vintage-Art-Boutique will feature handmade items from local vendors when it opens April 1 east of the Tea exit at Interstate 29. Stacey Namminga will rent space to vendors and take care of sales for them. She envisions having “repurposed and reimagined” home decor and furniture items and boutique items such as clothing, jewelry, soaps and lotions. The shop will be open daily.

The owners of For the Love of Children Learning Center, 3704 S. Westport Ave. have sold the business to longtime employee Marsha Kirschman. Dan and John Dougherty started it 20 years ago after a child care center that leased space in a building they owned closed without explanation. The learning center is licensed to care for up to 148 children beginning at 4 weeks old up to age 12.

Elegant Mommy is expanding into space in its building at 207 W. 37th St. that became available after Educated Mommy moved. Elegant Mommy plans to expand its merchandise for babies and start selling clothing for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Educated Mommy, a nonprofit that provides support and educating for parenting, has relocated to 2122 S. Spring Ave. in the west side of the Southway Center.

Payless ShoeSource is closing all of its U.S. stores as part of a bankruptcy reorganization. The Sioux Falls stores in The Empire Mall and in a standalone building on the mall’s campus haven’t been given a closing date, but it’s expected to be in late April or May, an employee said.

Riff City Guitar & Music has closed. The Minnesota-based business took over the Sioux Falls Music space at 1209 W. 41st St. after the owners retired last year. Riff City continues to operate online and in two Minnesota locations.

Juniper Apothecary has moved from The Empire Mall to the 8th & Railroad Center. Brittany and Josh Sopko started the business in their Tea home as Juniper Bath & Body. The new name reflects the shop’s expansion into natural and healing products.

Remedy Brewing Co. is expanding to a second production facility, allowing it to begin distributing its craft beer in cans across eastern South Dakota this summer. Remedy’s new location at 611 N. West Ave. will be able to produce 3,000 barrels of beer annually.

Stensland Family Farms is adding two locations. The Iowa-based family dairy will. open a ice cream shop on 41st Street east of Sycamore Avenue next to Anytime Fitness. It will carry the same products at the store at 3101 W. 41st St. Stensland also expects to be awarded the contract to operate Falls Overlook Cafe at Falls Park, beginning in May.

Galaxy Gaming has moved into its new building at 3120 S. Mayfair Drive that features a 4,000-square-foot laser tag arena for up to 26 players. The business, which is owned by Max and Mariya Kaftanati and opened in 2005, also offers gaming stations and virtual reality pods.

GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness has purchased the former Carolan Rental building in Harrisburg. The fitness center is expected to open by late summer and will feature a large outdoor space for training.

Griese Law Firm PC has moved from the 300 Building on North Dakota Avenue to an office at 311 S. Phillips Ave., above CH Patisserie. Nicole Griese started the firm last year. She primarily practices personal injury and criminal defense, with some family law, Social Security disability and civil litigation. She’s also a part-time public defender in Lincoln County for felony cases.

A Perfect 10 Nail & Beauty Bar will open a third Sioux Falls location at Lake Lorraine. The salon will offer manicures, pedicures and lash lifts, with wine available.

Taco John’s closes its restaurant at 1609 E. 10th St. at 10 p.m. today, preparing for the opening at 6 a.m. Friday of the new location across the intersection.

Pigott, which sells commercial furniture, opens its new showroom at 11th Street and Minnesota Avenue on Wednesday.

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


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