Comings & Goings

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

Touchmark at All Saints has opened its $20 million addition on its central Sioux Falls campus. The four-story, 100,000-square-foot addition is on the east side of the campus along Phillips Avenue between 17th and 18th streets. It includes 60-independent living apartments and two memory-care neighborhoods with room for a total of 32 residents. There’s a salon for residents and a health and fitness club with an indoor pool that’s open to residents and members from the community.

Jenna Aukerman has started Sioux Falls Food Tours. She has created three walking tours with tastings at downtown restaurants and breweries and is working on others. Find the dates of upcoming tours at Prices, which include food and drink, range from $15 to $55.

Slim Chickens plans to open its second restaurant in Sioux Falls in the former Harold’s Photo building at 2711 S. Louise Ave. It’s expected to open by the end of the year. The first Slim Chickens opened July 24 at 1517 S. Minnesota Ave.

Twin Cities home and commercial interior designer Laurie McDowell Interior Design Firm is expanding to Sioux Falls. McDowell learned about Sioux Falls from her husband, Bob Burns, who commutes to the city to practice law. She expects to travel to Sioux Falls as needed.

Jill Meier has partnered with local investors to form Brandon Valley Media Group after her position as editor of the Brandon Valley Challenger was eliminated last year. The group will publish a weekly newspaper, Brandon Valley Journal, and a shopper, Brandon Valley Trader, and operate the website

Any Lab Test Now has opened a second location in Sioux Falls at 2709 E. 26th St. The business provides thousands of medical tests.

Gpac, a staffing agency, has started a food truck for its employees that also serves to the public. The Howler is parked in the Callaway’s lot on East 69th Street. Gpac workers are in several offices in the area. Inca Mexican Restaurant owner Julio Espino helps gpac operate the truck, which serves mostly Mexican food options.

Engineering firm KLJ has opened an office at 4800 E. 57th St. The company, which specializes in infrastructure projects, is headquartered in Bismarck, N.D., and has offices in 24 cities in six states. KLJ expects to hire 15 to 20 staff members in Sioux Falls “in the next year or so,” CEO Dean Anagnost said.

The Sauna Haus has leased space in a retail center being built on the southeast corner of 69th Street and Cliff Avenue. The European-inspired concept will include eight dry infrared sauna suites and two salt rooms. Stencil Group, which is developing the property, plans to move its office there, too.

Samuelson Development plans to build 600 apartment units over the next several years on land east of Cliff Avenue and south of 77th Street. The first phase of Spring Creek Luxury Apartments will be a four-story building with 219 units.

The owners of Headhunters Hairstylists, Steve and Karen Klooster, are building a retail center on Cliff Avenue north of 77th Street that will have room for the salon and one other tenant. Headhunters is expected to move from 1810 S. Southeastern Ave. to the new space in early 2018.

Marson’s Wacko Comedy Club has closed. Owner Kellen Marson said the business has filed for bankruptcy. The club opened almost one year ago at 3224 E. 10th St.

The Candy Clubhouse has opened in The Empire Mall offering more than 1,000 types of candy, retro toys and novelty items.

Jeff Pickett has started Media by JP, a video production company specializing in “providing emotional branding through video.” His focus is on small businesses seeking to tell their story through testimonials and social media ads. His website is

Kyle VandenHull has opened WrapAbility at 47070 104th St. near the Tea exit on Interstate 29. The business specializes in making vehicle wraps and creating graphic wraps that can be used on floors, brick walls, windows and doors. VandenHull also offers graphic design and photography services.

The owners of Smoken Dakota Kennels west of Sioux Falls have expanded with a second location south of the city. Teri Jo and Shane Olean bought Top Dog Resort at 27246 Highway 115 and renamed it The Resort by SDK. The kennel provides overnight boarding and day-care services for dogs. Expansion plans include a training center and an outdoor pool for the dogs.

Jeanine Hoff Lubben is opening Paws for a Cause Pet Resort. The luxury kennel that will offer boarding and day care for dogs and cats is being built at 7121 S. Cliff Ave. The $2.1 million facility will feature 10 VIP suites with webcams and TVs and 77 kennels. The business will give a set amount of its income to three charities. It’s expected to open by the end of the year or early next year.

Dog Days is expanding its services and taking up the entire building at 4060 S. Grange Ave. Falls Church moved out of the building July 1 to 2701 S. Minnesota Ave. Dog Days plans to offer new services for special needs dogs.

Misty Goodmanson and Celso Sirio have stared A Solar Tinting Solution LLC, offering window tinting and cleaning for residential and commercial properties. The home-based business can be reached here.

Inspired by trips to Guatemala, businessmen Tom Ashworth, Chris Lee and Chad Hendricks have started an online retail store to sell handmade items from the Central American country. The intent of Alma Guatemalan is to provide a fair trade opportunity with sustainable income for the artisans.

Teavana in The Empire Mall is closing, along with all of the retail tea shops owned by Starbucks Inc. A final date has not been set.

Tiger’s Den restaurant in Harrisburg has closed. It opened two years ago at Willow Street and Cliff Avenue.

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