Comings & Goings

From staff reports

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

Jim’s Burgers at 1200 S. Minnesota Ave. has closed. It opened in March 2016 as the sixth location for owner Jamie Cruz, who has other restaurants in Iowa.

Avera Medical Group has acquired Infectious Disease Specialists PC of Sioux Falls. The clinic is at 6709 S. Minnesota Ave., Suite 102. The name of the practice will change to Avera Medical Group Infectious Disease Specialists, and its staff members will become employees of Avera.

Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Cafe is moving from the CNA Surety building at 101 S. Reid St. to the historic Auburn-Nash building at 104 W. 12th St. That’s the former location of Egge Transmission. Remodeling work is under way, and owner Steve Hildebrand plans to close the restaurant Dec. 24 and open in the new space Jan. 2.

Lewis Drug will anchor a 12,000-square-foot building that’s being constructed on the northeast corner of 10th Street and Phillips Avenue. Sanford Health will use 800 square feet as an acute care clinic. Neighboring PAve will use 2,800 square feet for a second-floor expansion 3,200 square feet for a rooftop patio.

Alternative HRD, a human resources management and consulting company with offices in Sioux Falls and Brookings, has consolidated its Sioux Falls offices at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.  Alternative HRD had offices on South Minnesota Avenue and at Zeal, and has merged them into a larger office at Zeal, 2329 N. Career Ave. The firm, which brands itself as the HR Department for Small Employers, celebrated 25 years in business earlier this year. 

Bird Dog Guns and Supplies has opened at 2123 S. Minnesota Ave. Owner Kevin McGowan sells shotguns, rifles and pistols, and supplies for training hunting dogs. The store has a small selection of hunting apparel.

Air Madness opens Sept. 29 in Harrisburg. The entertainment center on Cliff Avenue includes 15,000 square feet of trampolines, with a dozen activities such as a Ninja course and a mechanical bull. There are climbing features and a laser room.

EarthWise Pet Supply plans to open before the holidays in The Wedge on Western at the southwest corner of 69th Street and Western Avenue. Scott and Julie Ward are the franchisees for the pet-supply chain, which focuses on pet nutrition and includes grooming and self-service washes.

Creative Steps Childcare Center has opened in a new 8,400-square-foot building at 6115 E. Silver Maple Circle. The business is owned by Amanda Perrion and Cassie Reed, who have experience in education and working with children. The center cares for children age 6 weeks to 6 years and also offers preschool.

Ava’s House will start taking hospice patients in mid-October. The 20-room center will offer 24-hour care to patients of all ages in a homelike setting on the north side of the Sanford USD Medical Center campus. An open house is scheduled for Oct. 5.

Ace Hardware is building a 15,000-square-foot store in Harrisburg, east of Fareway. It’s owned by J.W. Niederauer Inc., which has Ace Hardwares in Tea, Lennox, Brandon, Dell Rapids and Sisseton. It’s expected to open in March 2018.

Women’s performance apparel chain Athleta is coming to The Empire Mall. The store will be in the vacant space next to Loft, adjacent to the mall’s 41st Street entrance. It will open by the end of October.

Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers will open Sept. 29 near the center court of The Empire Mall. To make room for the new store, Sunglass Hut moved its inventory into its other location inside Macy’s.

Halloween costume shops have opened their seasonal stores in Sioux Falls. Spirit Halloween is in the Sears wing of The Empire Mall. Halloween Express is in the Plaza 41 retail center at 2723 W. 41st St.

AR Workshop has opened on the east side of the Western Mall. Caleb and Tracy Hinkkanen own the franchise of the national do-it-yourself chain. Customers can register for workshops or book special events to create custom home decor pieces. AR Workshop serves beer and wine and includes a small boutique.

Employees are moving in, and the first patient will be seen early next month at the new Sanford Imagenetics building. The $42 million building combines internal medicine physicians with a genetics clinic and laboratory to deliver personalized care. It sits on the southern edge of the Sanford USD Medical Center campus at 22nd Street and Grange Avenue. Public tours will be given from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30.

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant has opened at 616 N. Splitrock Blvd. in Brandon. It’s the fourth location in southeast South Dakota for the family-owned business that serves family recipes from the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Aldi is seeking city approval to build its third store in Sioux Falls near the newest Walmart. The location would be on the northeast corner of 85th Street and Audie Avenue.

The owners of The Canton Barn have bought The French Door Bridal Boutique. Tim and Kalli Blackstone plan to move the dress shop early next year from 4819 S. Louise Ave. to a remodeled 11,000-square-foot historic building in Canton. The Blackstones also are turning two grain bins at their event venue north of Canton into lodging space that event-goers can rent.

Marshalls and HomeGoods have set their grand openings for Oct. 19 at Lake Lorraine.

GDA Dart Services, which sells everything needed to play darts, has moved from 724 N. Main Ave. to 802 W. 11th St. Owner Glenn Vander Ziel has stopped selling reconditioned appliances, but he’s still doing limited service work.

Method Organization Co. has expanded to Sioux Falls from Rapid City. The company helps seniors and families with downsizing, transitions into assisted and independent facilities, and on-campus moves. It helps determine what gets moved, donated or disposed and then works with the movers, unpacks and stages the home. Method Organization is certified by National Senior Move Managers. The company is still finalizing an office and can be reached at

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