Comings & Goings

July 30, 2019

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

Flyboy Donuts will have a third Sioux Falls location in a shared space with Plains Commerce Bank at 57th and Sycamore. Construction is expected to start soon, and the businesses will open in spring. The doughnut shop will have a drive-thru.

Casey’s General Store has plans for two new locations in Sioux Falls. The sites are at 57th and Nevada, just west of Louise Avenue, and just east of Rosa Parks Elementary on East 26th Street.

Agua Fresh has opened at Ninth and Phillips. It’s the second location for the restaurant, which opened as a smoothie and juice bar in The Empire Mall in the winter of 2017. In addition to drinks, the downtown menu includes grilled sandwiches, wraps, salads, and acai and yogurt bowls. There’s also a grab-and-go section stocked with salads and wraps. Agua Fresh is open from of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tyler Aldrich has started Ty’s Barbershop at 1004 S. Cliff Ave. He offers haircuts with hot-lather neck shaves, straight-razor shaves and beard trims, and is licensed to style men’s and women’s hair.

A new food truck serves standard and deluxe hamburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs and fries. Robert and Becky Kurtenbach started Ma and Pa’s Burger as a part-time venture. They’d like it to become a full-time operation after a few years. They are booking public and private events.

The longtime manager and cook at the Brandon Steakhouse is the new owner. Mark Anderson bought the Brandon business July 1 from Robert Miller, who owned it for the past four decades. He said he’s not planning to make any major changes.

The owners of the Pizza Ranch in Canton have bought the Pizza Ranch in Dell Rapids. Matt and Kim Cerwick added the second franchise location in late May.

Candy Cloud Factory has opened on the first floor of The Cascade, a new mixed-use building at Second and Phillips. The business, which also has a location in Mitchell, makes cotton candy to order in more than 20 flavors and also sells it in tubs and bags. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The owners are Edward Clark and Luke Jessen.

University Center has been renamed Community College for Sioux Falls. It also has a new mission to serve students who typically wouldn’t go on to post-secondary education. The school will offer an associate of arts in general studies degree through USD, and other courses from USD, DSU and SDSU.

The first new tenants of Prairie Hills Galleria at 69th and Western have opened. Goosmann Law Firm moved its office there from 5010 S. Minnesota Ave. It has room for more than two dozen team members along with traveling attorneys and staff from its other locations. Dr. Alison Tendler has opened two businesses: her eye practice, ART Vision, and a medical spa, ARTisan Skin & Laser Center. Tendler had been practicing at Vance Thompson Vision.

The owners of Goeman Auction Service & Real Estate Inc. of Lennox are leaving the business. Jeff and Sally Goeman are looking for a buyer. Their final auction is Sept. 7.

The Pocket has closed. Owner Terry Narum sold the property at 301 S. Thompson Ave. and the adjacent sand volleyball courts to Thompson Square LLC. The new owners are renovating half of the former pool hall space as a retail storefront for Maker Built, a locally owned custom furniture shop. They hope to attract a brewery for the other half.

Common Sense has expanded to a second location in Sioux Falls after 23 years in business. The shop sells a variety of products from smoking accessories to clothing and jewelry. The new location at 26th and Western is open daily.

A longtime deli operator on the Avera McKennan campus is the new baker for the 518 Marketplace in Harrisburg. Lori Homan’s Family Bakery has replaced Not Just Cupcakes by Jen after owner Jen McVay took over Central Cafe in Hawarden, Iowa. Homan bakes out of her home kitchen and stocks a display in the marketplace on North Cliff Avenue.

An online tech products company has opened a storefront at 3109 W. 41st St. in a retail center near Olive Garden. RunDaq sells used smartphones, tablets, computers, smartwatches and other pieces of tech. The store is open daily.

The owners of Blue 42 Sports Grill in Hartford have taken over a Canton catering company, On the Spot Catering. The purchase, which includes a mobile kitchen, allows Courtney and Tony Axtell to expand the restaurant’s catering services and territory. They will keep the On the Spot name and also continue to use a Canton workspace.

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

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