Comings & Goings

July 16, 2019

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

The Bloom Room Boutique is joining the growing list of retailers in a new downtown mixed-use development. Owner Kelly Donovan is relocating her business from the Nordic Hall at 218 W. 13th St. to The Cascade at Second and Phillips, which opened to residents earlier this month. The Bloom Room Boutique sells home decor, clothing and jewelry, and plans to open later this summer.

Severance Brewing Co. plans to open its new downtown brewery Aug. 2. It’s also on the first floor of The Cascade.

The national restaurant and arcade business Dave & Buster’s is expanding to Sioux Falls with a new building at Lake Lorraine. The growing chain features arcade games that are popular with kids and adults, along with a prize center, full-service restaurant, bar and sports viewing area. The building will be under construction this year, and the plan is to open in mid-2020.

Chef April Austin has moved her longtime cake-making business out of the former Callaway’s building, which is becoming a new location for Look’s Market. Cakes & Confections by Chef April is now sharing the kitchen with Chef Jeni & Company, a catering business at 3638 S. Southeastern Ave.

Style Encore is moving from 2608 S. Louise Ave. to 3812 S. Western Ave. next to Once Upon a Child. The national chain buys and sells gently used women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. A grand reopening is set for Aug. 9.

Obscure Brewing Co. has opened on the north side of Arrowhead Parkway along Foss Avenue.  It’s open daily from 3 p.m. to midnight.

A Thai restaurant is coming to Shriver Square at 11th and Phillips. The restaurant, which doesn’t have a name yet, will be owned by the Chen family, who also owns and operates Toyko 26 and Tokyo Japanese Cuisine. The restaurant also will include Vietnamese cuisine. It’s expected to open by the end of the year in part of the space that’s occupied by The Cookie Jar Eatery. That business is moving into a smaller space in the building. The owner of Shriver Square hopes to attract additional restaurants to the first floor.

Pizza Ranch on West 41st Street is expanding its FunZone. Eight to ten new games will be added to the arcade, including a virtual reality roller coaster. The expanded area is expected to open in September.

Amazon shoppers now can bring their returns to Kohl’s. Customers begin their return at Amazon’s online return center and select the Kohl’s drop-off option. A QR code is then emailed. Customers bring the item that’s being returned to Kohl’s and show the QR code to the associate. Kohl’s then packages and ships the return.

Women’s clothing store Dry Goods USA is coming to The Empire Mall. The 3,800-square-foot store will be in the former Escape 605 space near the center court. Construction is expected to start in August, with the store opening this fall. Escape 605 plans to expand the offerings at its Westport Avenue location.

First Bank & Trust has created a co-working space in its newly remodeled lobby at the West 57th Street branch. The area features casual seating areas, television screens and free coffee. There’s no fee to use the space, and you don’t have to be a customer of the bank. Another new addition is a community conference room that is free for any group to reserve.

Covert Artisan Ales has added a taproom three months after releasing its first beers. It’s in the brewery, which is in a warehouse-type space at 605 S. Watson Ave. near 12th and Marion. The taproom typically will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Crosstown Vinyl has moved from West 11th Street to the Crane Centre at 326 E. Eighth St. Owner Steve Zastrow plans to expand his retro vinyl inventory to include new vinyl and band merchandise. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Pulse Cycle Studio is opening in the first week of August at 601 W. 43rd St. Owner Rachel Hennen’s rhythm-based classes will be done on Keiser M3i bikes.

Shopko Optical has relocated to its new home. The full-service eye care business opened July 1 in a retail center on the northeast corner of 41st and Kiwanis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p m. Saturday.

Carrie Randazzo has started Perfectly Pilates as an at-home gym that offers small and private classes. Exercises are done using Pilates Reformer equipment. In addition to private sessions, Randazzo offers classes Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Wednesday over the lunch hour. Sessions can be booked at

Vance Thompson Vision has rebranded its aesthetic services as Kalon Medical Spa. Kalon’s staff is led by Tammy Berdahl, and it provides skin and facial treatments, and injectables such as neuromodulators and fillers. It offers the region’s only Sciton JOULE XTM laser, which is used for skin restoration and revitalization. The spa, which is in the vision clinic at 3101 W. 57th St., also has started two new membership programs. Dr. Alison Tendler founded the clinic’s spa as Artisan 57, but she is starting an independent practice.

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

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