Sports bar with Euro vibe opens

April 12, 2018

A new sports bar plans to cater to fans of football, soccer, boxing and UFC fights.

Mina Husejnovic and her fiance, Ibro Dzafic, opened Emina Sports Bar in the former Cubby’s Bar at 2309 W. Madison St.

“We have five or six TVs and one big one, and we’re planning to buy more,” Husejnovic said.

Customers can play billiards and darts, and the bar will add a dart league, she said.

Husejnovic and Dzafic are from Bosnia. She moved to Sioux Falls from Phoenix four years ago and works at JDS Industries. Dzafic has lived here for 16 years and worked in trucking before they started Emina.

“It’s our first time,” she said of running a bar. “We wanted to try something new and do it on our own, to have our own business.”

While there’s a grocery store that caters to Bosnian immigrants living in Sioux Falls, there isn’t a business where they can gather, Husejnovic said.

“We don’t have a place to hang out, to talk. That’s new for them,” she said of Emina.

Dzafic also said he plans to welcome bikers as the weather gets nicer.

She is in the process of becoming licensed to serve food and plans to cook both Bosnian and American offerings at the bar.

Emina opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday and at 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

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Sports bar with Euro vibe opens

A new sports bar plans to cater to fans of football, soccer, boxing and cage fighting.

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