Comings & Goings

Sept. 10, 2019

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

A new, locally owned restaurant that features an all-you-can-eat taco buffet has opened. Taco Town Buffet is open daily at 2700 W. 41st St. in the former Cowboy Chicken location.

Expansion Capital Group is moving into the former National American University building at 5801 S. Corporate Place this fall, which ultimately will triple its existing space. Now, the company, which caters to small businesses needing loans for capital, is split between two buildings on Broadband Lane in southwest Sioux Falls. The company is at 70 employees and projects it will reach 120 in the next five years.

Sanford Health is consolidating its children’s services from three locations in Sioux Falls to The Bridges at 57th. The services will be in Elegant Xpression’s former space. The hope is to open the new location early next year.

Downtown retailer Child’s Play Toys is expanding with a second Sioux Falls store. Owner Nancy Savage has leased space in a new building at Lake Lorraine that includes furniture store Moe’s and A Perfect 10 Nail & Beauty Bar. She hopes to open the store in November.

Zac Tenneboe is turning a warehouse north of Sioux Falls into Terror 29, which will offer haunted tours Friday and Saturday nights from Oct. 4 through Nov. 2. The warehouse is in an industrial area on the northwest corner of the Renner and Crooks exit for I-29. Tickets are available online.

Joshua’s Coffee House has opened in downtown Hartford in a historic 1902 building. The coffee shop, which also serves breakfast and lunch, is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In addition to restoring the building, owners David and Victoria Obenauer bought adjoining property and created a patio space for the business.

Sunny’s Pizzeria hopes to open at 1801 S. Walts Ave. The new business has signed a letter of intent to lease the building and is seeking a conditional use permit to sell local craft beer.

J.H. Larson Co. has moved its Sioux Falls branch to 1201 W. 51st St. and effectively doubled its warehouse space. The Minnesota-based company had been operating out of its 3501 S. Phillips Ave. location since 1983. It’s a family-owned, independent distributor of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and DataComm products, with eight locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.

Subway franchisee Greg Puls has added the restaurant near 41st and Kiwanis to the other four locations that he owns in Sioux Falls.

Sigler Fire Equipment Co. has been acquired by a Minnesota company. Summit Fire Protection, a subsidiary of SFP Holdings Inc., is a growing national fire and life safety company that has a presence in 11 states. Sigler at 710 N. Western Ave. is a fourth-generation family business that has served Sioux Falls and Sioux City for 75 years. Sigler’s nine employees in Sioux Falls will work for the new owner.

Two small businesses that incubated their companies at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship have moved into their own offices. Well 365, which owner Trisha Dohn started three years ago, provides corporate wellness services. The new location is at 5000 S. Minnesota Ave. Throne Publishing Group has relocated to 212 S. Main Ave. Owner Jeremy Brown started the business almost a decade ago. It creates legacy books for individuals and businesses and trains others to do the same in different markets.

North Dakota-based Digital Cash Services has installed a CoinFlip ATM in Shriver Square that allows customers to buy Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

Betito’s Mexican restaurant will open possibly before the end of the year in a retail center near 85th and Minnesota. It will be next to Orangetheory Fitness in Liberty Square in front of Walmart. It will offer a full Mexican menu and a drive-thru.

Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood, Iowa, has added two kiosks on the casino floor where players can make sports bets. That’s in addition to the online betting that started in late August. A permanent sports book is under construction and may open before the end of the year.

Citibank has started moving into its new office building on the northeast corner of the interchange of I-29 and I-229. The Sioux Falls site, which employs 1,300 people, supports 22 Citi functions, including credit and technology, finance, treasury, IT and customer service. The move from the original campus is north Sioux Falls should be completed by the end of the month.

Boki Gelato and Cafe has expanded at The Empire Mall after opening a kiosk there a few years ago. The business has taken over the former space for Dairy Queen, Orange Julius and Karmelkorn near the children’s play area. Along with the signature gelato in 14 flavors, the menu includes hot dogs, chili dogs, popcorn, caramel corn and lemonade.

G&M Beauty Plus, a locally owned shop specializing in hair products, has opened at The Empire Mall. The business also specializes in braiding for any type of hair. G&M Beauty Plus’ other location is on East 10th Street. Felicia Myers started the business in 2008.

GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes Family Fun Center has reopened after closing for about a month for renovations. The renovations focused on the bowling lanes, putting in new flooring, gutters and capping. Bumpers are also now in all 10 lanes, making it easier for kids to play. The center is at 2621 S. Spring Ave.

Volunteers of America, Dakotas is building a 21-unit transitional housing complex at Theodore and 41st to replace its Axis 180 location at 217 S. Spring Ave. Axis 180 is a program that helps young adults age 16-21 transition from homelessness to independent living by providing temporary housing and educational services. The project will be completed in the spring of 2020.

Seasonal Halloween retailers have started to open. Spirit Halloween is leasing 13,000 square feet in the former Younkers at The Empire Mall for the second consecutive year. Halloween Express occupies two storefronts in the Gilrich Village retail center at 41st and Grange. Both stores are open daily.

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

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