Comings & Goings

April 9, 2019

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

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies is expanding into part of the neighboring space at Try It Again on the east side of the Western Mall. The remodeling project should be done in about six weeks.

A new 25-acre development on the west side of Sioux Falls is scheduled to break ground this summer and could start announcing businesses soon. Westown Marketplace is envisioned as a mix of retail and office space on the northeast corner of 41st Street and Ellis Road.

The owner of Khorasan Kabob House has found a new location and plans to reopen by early May. The Afghan restaurant, which had been in a retail center at 12th and Garfield, will fill the vacant Rowdy Hog Smokin’ BBQ space in a retail center at 923 S. Marion Road.

Andrew Ticknor and his family are opening a Jersey Mike’s Subs franchise in Sioux Falls. The hope is to open the first one this summer and ultimately have three locations. The Ticknors are working to lease the first site.

Abelardo’s Mexican Fresh has opened at 1200 S. Minnesota Ave. in the former Jim’s Burgers building. The first Abelardo’s opened in 2001 in Omaha, and the chain has grown to 18 restaurants.

DART Boutique has opened in a Tea retail center at 615 E. Brian St. Owner Leslie Dolby said the boutique is size-inclusive with sizes small through 3X, shoes and accessories. It’s open Monday through Saturday.

Stan Houston Equipment has more than doubled in size with its move into the former Kmart building on West 12th Street. While its core business is equipment and products related to concrete, Stan Houston serves contractors and do-it-yourself customers in several construction areas. It also rents out equipment and does service and repair work. It’s open Monday through Saturday.

National Pawn Co. at 1503 E. 10th St. has closed. The Sioux Falls-based company is closing its location in Rochester, Minn., next week. That will leave it with one pawn shop in Eau Claire, Wis.

Puerto Vallarta has closed its location at 2420 S. Louise Ave. The original restaurant on East 10th Street remains open. Owner Luis Gutierrez is looking for a second location in the Sioux Falls area.

Sioux Falls Tower & Communications has changed its name to Vikor Teleconstruction. Vikor is a national provider of wireless infrastructure, providing services in more than 30 states. The company recently marked its 30-year anniversary and has locations in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Denver and Orem, Utah.

Chelsey Preuss has started Chelsey Home, which provides kitchen and bath design services.

Brothers Brandon and Quinton Manning are opening OG Greens in the Jones421 Building. The restaurant will be fast-casual style and offer build-your-own salads and bowls with bases such as farro, brown or wild rice and quinoa. They hope to open before Memorial Day.

Lao Szechuan has opened the second half of its restaurant, adding authentic Szechuan and “American-style Chinese” menu choices. The hot pot buffet side of the restaurant at 3101 W. 41st St. started last month.

Digz Volleyball Association will operate a sand volleyball league on the same site as the future Frontier Climbing. The location is west of Foss Avenue and north of Arrowhead Parkway. Founder Paul Nagel expects to have the courts ready by early May and start league play after Memorial Day.

A children’s clothing boutique has opened in Harrisburg. Liv’s Locker is using part of the extra space in the new home of Lava’s Coffee & Cafe at 305 W. Willow St.

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant has reopened in a new location. It’s on the north end of a retail center at 12th and Garfield. It was closed for nine months after the building it was leasing was sold.

A new pizza shop opening this summer in a retail center at 2300 S. Minnesota Ave. will mark the return of Breadico’s pizza but under a different name. Owner David Napolitano’s father will operate the restaurant. The menu will feature some old favorites along  with new larger pizzas geared more for families, Napolitano said.

Schmitt Music has temporarily relocated because of flood damage to its store on 41st Street near Cliff Avenue. It’s operating out of the former Riff City Guitar space at 1209 W. 41st St.

Stacey’s Vintage-Art-Boutique has opened along 271st Street on the east side of the Tea exit for Interstate 29. Almost 40 vendors are selling their mostly handmade items at the store. It’s open daily.

Fernson Downtown has opened at 12th and Phillips in the former Bros Brasserie Americano location. It’s the relocated site of Fernson Brewing Co.’s downtown taproom. It addition to beer, it now serves food prepared by former Bros owner Ryan Tracy. Hours are 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to midnight Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday.

Fashion Boutique expects to open by the end of the month in a retail center at 1014 W. 41st St. The boutique owned by Loyda Chavez will carry clothing, shoes and accessories for women and children.

The University of South Dakota will turn its presence at the University Center in Sioux Falls into a new college dedicated to innovation and workforce development. South Dakota State University and Dakota State University will continue to offer classes there.

DocuTap, which provides software for electronic medical records and other urgent care and primary care clinics needs, is merging with a competitor based in Illinois. Practice Velocity also operates as an IT provider in the on-demand health care industry. The merger requires regulatory approval.

The Auto Group, which moved its used-vehicle dealership from the Tea area to Sioux Falls last summer, has returned to its former home on the east side of the Tea exit at Interstate 29.

The Family Dollar store in Dell Rapids is closing. The final day is May 18.

Stellar Limousine has acquired Royal Limousine. The business will operate under both names, but Royal’s garage has moved to Stellar’s headquarters near the Renner exit on Interstate 29.

Aerial Horizons, a division of North Dakota-based Frontier Precision, has moved to 3720 S. West Ave. Aerial Horizons serves as the company’s commercial drone services division. It also sells drones, and with the new location, the business offers classes to help drone users acquire an FAA remote pilot certificate.

Matt Paulson has created Startup Sioux Falls. Paulson describes it as a digital hub for entrepreneurship, with links to resources and the latest news about startups in the city. Find it online at

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