Comings & Goings

Oct. 22, 2019

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

Pho Thai has opened in Shriver Square at 11th and Phillips. The restaurant serves Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Starbucks has opened in the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown on East Eighth Street. It offers a full menu of coffee drinks and food. Guests can enter through the hotel or from the west side of the building where there is patio seating. Hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekend.

When warmer weather returns next year, Jacky’s Midnight Tacos will provide a late-night version of Jacky’s Restaurant. The food trailer will be stationed in the parking lot of Jacky’s at 3308 E. 10th St. and will open after the restaurant closes, serving a limited menu likely until 2 a.m.

The first procedures in the new Avera Specialty Hospital at 69th and Louise are scheduled for Oct. 29. A three-story atrium serves as the main entry, connecting the five-story hospital and a three-story Avera Medical Group building, which will see patients for visits in internal medicine and rheumatology beginning in early November and ramping up into early next year with orthopedics and other specialties. The hospital’s focus will be on orthopedics and sports medicine, gastroenterology, urogynecology, rheumatology and internal medicine. The atrium includes a retail pharmacy and a bistro, Our Daily Bread, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Dakota Vision Center has bought a vacant building on the Dawley Farm Village campus, the former home of Thatzza Pizza, and will move its east-side optometry clinic there. The move from 5418 E. Arrowhead Parkway to 1100 S. Highline Place is expected to happen in the first half of next year.

Hotel on Phillips has opened the doors to its first guests. The 90-room boutique hotel is in the century-old former Great Western Bank building at Ninth and Phillips.

A new bakery, CheeseCakez & More, is joining the Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery location at Lake Lorraine. CheeseCakez owner Tiffany Taylor plans to open Saturday. She will offer 25 flavors of cheesecake on a rotating basis, or customers can order a specific flavor with two days’ notice. The desserts will be sold in mini and 8-, 10- and 12-inch sizes. Taylor also plans to sell a popular cheesecake dip and potentially add other baked items.

An auto repair shop is expanding with a second location that’s in a more visible spot on Minnesota Avenue. Chris Rieger of Chris’s Auto Repair has purchased the former Midas shop at 1901 S. Minnesota Ave. Rieger started his shop on North Harlem Avenue six years ago. A November opening is possible, he said.

Landscape Garden Centers has purchased a new location on 271st Street between Western and Louise avenues. Owner Erik Helland plans to move services and landscaping from the South Minnesota Avenue site yet this year and relocate the greenhouses next year. Helland plans to put the current location on the market.

The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is assuming operations of Startup Sioux Falls in the coming months. By January, Zeal, the community entrepreneurship center founded by Forward Sioux Falls in 2004, will run Startup Sioux Falls, which was launched by MarketBeat founder Matt Paulson earlier this year.

La Luna Cafe has opened along the boardwalk of The Cascade on North Phillips Avenue, offering specialty coffee drinks, toast, waffles, yogurt, salads and a daily soup. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Capital Services is building an office on the south side of the Dawley Farm Village development. The business, which provides origination, management and servicing of national credit card programs in partnership with client banks, started in 1998. The 48,000-square-foot building will replace the 36,000-square-foot office at 500 E. 60th St. N. It’s expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2020.

The KFC on Kiwanis Avenue that closed recently has a new franchise owner and has reopened. The Stewart Restaurant Group is based in Oregon and owns almost 90 KFC restaurants across 14 states.

New owners have taken over the east-side restaurant that used to be Himalayan Indian Cuisine. Kathmandu Indian Cuisine is the new name for the business at 5310 E. Arrowhead Parkway. It’s owned by Sharan Gadal and Tikesh Rana, who also is the main chef. A lunch buffet is offered daily from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There’s also a lunch menu. The dinner menu is served beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The Summit League has moved into its new headquarters at the Sanford Sports Complex. It occupies the second floor of a Sanford Health building that houses its new Acute Care/Fast Track Orthopedic Clinic.

 Jersey Mike’s Subs has set its opening date for Oct. 30. Franchisee Andrew Ticknor is opening the restaurant on the northeast corner of 57th and Louise.

A national franchise that teaches computer coding to kids using a game-based curriculum and martial arts belt system of advancement has opened in a new retail center along 85th west of Minnesota Avenue. Subscriptions for Code Ninjas range from month-to-month to three- and six-month packages. Kids come in for an hour twice a week at whatever time works for them during the center’s hours.

Women’s retailer Dry Goods has opened at The Empire Mall. It carries trendy apparel, accessories and gifts, and is located in the space near Center Court between Victoria’s Secret Pink and Eddie Bauer.

FunZone has opened in the Pizza Ranch on East 10th Street. The restaurant turned some of its party room space into an arcade with prizes.

Heart Tattoo has opened in a retail center at 1006 W. 41st St. The tattoo shop is owned by Tyler Hanson, Tim Jewell and Heath Rave. In addition to the three owners, five other tattoo artists work in the shop, and a ninth one will start in November. Heart Tattoo is open from midmorning to early evening Monday through Saturday. While most of the artists work primarily by appointment, walk-in customers are welcome, Hanson said.

Sioux Falls-based Great Western Bank has closed on its transaction to purchase and assume the management of the trust assets of Independent Bank acquired through its acquisition of Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. in Colorado. As of Sept. 30, Independent Bank’s trust department in Colorado had $306 million in assets held in fiduciary or agency capacities. That bring the total trust business for Great Western to $1.6 billion.

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

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