Comings & Goings

March 26, 2019

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

The national beauty retailer Ulta Beauty is expanding to the east side of Sioux Falls with a new store at Dawley Farm Village. The store is leasing space in a new retail building starting construction soon north of PetSmart. The location in Empire East will remain open.

J. Rieck Music is moving to the former Greens & Spices location at 1016 W. 41st St. Owner Josh Rieck is known for his handcrafted guitars and ukuleles. The new space will allow him to add two lesson rooms and a retail area where he plans to sell items such as accessories, strings and instruments on consignment. The plan is to be open sometime in April with a May 1 grand opening.

Instead of installing escape rooms as originally planned, Escape 605 is using the extra space at its ax-throwing location downtown for recreational games and socializing. There’s a bocce court and nail-hammering game, and free jumbo Jenga, Connect Four and swinging hook games.

Weller Brothers Landscaping is running out of room, so it’s moving to a new 10,000-square-foot building in Tea. The business will spend one more season based in Worthing. It’s also expanding to Rochester, Minn., this year.

605 Styling Co. has opened at 4101 W. Benson Road, offering services for men, women and children. Stylists provide haircuts, coloring, waxing, nail care and hot-towel shaves.

About a year after buying a wholesale men’s accessories business, three brothers are officially opening a Sioux Falls office that includes retail space. began in Dallas in 1999 and was acquired by a partnership that includes Adam, Derek and Jacob Broin. CuffLinks is at 5000 S. Mac Arthur Lane, near 57th and Cliff.

Hagere Ethiopian Restaurant has set an opening date. Chani Liben and his wife, Sifrashi Mengistu, plan to open the restaurant at 2113 S. Minnesota Ave. on April 6. It will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Dr. Alison Tendler, a board-certified ophthalmologist, is starting her own practice. She has spent the past 13 years at Vance Thompson Vision, where she also founded Artisan 57, a medical spa. Her eye practice, ART Vision, and the medical spa, which will be renamed ARTisan Skin and Laser Center, will be on the second floor of The Galleria, a new development being built at 69th  and Western. The goal is to open midsummer.

Jeremy Thomas has started CMIT Solutions of Sioux Falls. The franchise, which has an office in the CNA Surety Building, provides IT management services for small business.

Shopko was not able to find a buyer for its remaining assets, so it has decided to close all of its stores.

Lao Szechuan has opened a hot pot buffet at 3101 W. 41st St. The other half of the restaurant, which will serve authentic Szechuan dishes, will open April 2.

Laurel Ridge Event Barn will be built northeast of Sioux Falls near a future state-run veterans cemetery. The barn will accommodate events for up 450 people. It’s expected to open by January 2020.

Atoley Salon is moving from 317 S. Phillips Ave. to 319 S. Phillips Ave., which used to be Acorn19-Bead Co. Spa by Atoley is at 321 S. Phillips Ave., so the plan is to add a doorway connecting the two. The new space should be open sometime this summer.

Rob Davis of Hartford has started Lilly & Co., which sells items such as T-shirts, men’s accessories, onesies for babies and children’s books celebrating dads and grandpas. The merchandise is available online at and at Stomping Grounds, the Hartford coffee shop and restaurant that Davis manages. Stomping Grounds owner Justin Eich is a partner in Lilly Co.

Books n Brewz Pizzeria is taking over the Fernson on 8th and Breadico space at Eighth and Weber. Owner Angela Kull hopes to be open in early to mid-April.

The Paisley Pod is going from a mobile boutique to a physical storefront. Owner Chrystal Rothenberger is leasing space in the Holly Crossing retail center in Brandon. She hopes to open the store in late May or early June. Rothenberger plans to keep using the truck for sales at summer events.

DJ Casey Franken has started Silent Knight Events and throws silent disco dance parties. Participants wear headphones and choose to listen to music being played by one of three DJs. Silent Knight will have several shows at Icon Lounge this year and is available for private events.

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

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