Used Apple store moves to Minnesota Avenue

By Rosemary McCoy

A shop that sells used Apple computers has moved, seeking out a more visible location on Minnesota Avenue.

Nate Olson opened The Hive Sioux Falls in November 2016 at 326 E. Eighth St., Suite 104.

“We needed more space, and we needed more visibility,” Olson said. “It was a neat location, but it was tucked in the back of the building with no street presence.”

With the new location at 2010 S. Minnesota Ave., Olson expects to get drive-by traffic. He has banners up for now with permanent signs to come.

“The majority of the customers that found us down on Eighth Street were responding to an advertisement they’d seen on Facebook or someplace else.”

The Hive’s new 800-square-foot space was a tailoring shop before. It’s tucked into an older building that has an apartment on the top floor.

“It’s a funky space that fits us,” said Olson, who has one employee.

With the additional space, The Hive has expanded its inventory and product line. The shop carries refurbished iPads, MacBooks, iMacs and accessories. The store works with a distributor to get the computers and doesn’t buy from the public, Olson said.

“We try to provide machines in great shape at a great price,” he said. “Some people can’t afford a new one.”

The store also offers financing options, including one with no-interest payments.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Hive will have a grand reopening and sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 11, its one-year anniversary.

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Used Apple store moves to Minnesota Avenue

“We needed more space, and we needed more visibility,” said Nate Olson, owner of The Hive Sioux Falls.

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