It's been an exciting day for downtown Sioux Falls. On Tuesday, KELOLAND News found out about not one, but four businesses expanding in the area. Here are the details.
Work has already started at the site of the downtown Sioux Falls building collapse. Now we know what will be going into the area.
"Everyone involved has been very mindful," Lewis Drug Corporate Vice President Nikki Griffin said.
On Tuesday, Lewis Drug announced it will be in the first floor of the building, along with a Sanford Acute Care Clinic. On the second level, the neighboring bar and restaurant, PAve, will have an indoor/outdoor addition.
"We think it provides a new level of convenience and total care to the patient," Griffin said.
This will be the seventh location where Lewis and Sanford team up.
"They can have an acute care visit for whatever ails them, then pick up their prescription and whatever else they might need at Lewis, and be on their way," Griffin said.
"This is a site that really offers that convenience for people who don't have their own vehicle. Maybe they want to be in downtown, work in downtown and don't have a car, but they have easy access here too," Sanford Executive Vice President Paul Hanson said.
The growth downtown can't be missed. More than 15,000 people now work in the area. A growing number of people also live here. Along with this new project, a popular coffee shop and restaurant also announced it's moving nearby. Josiah's Coffeehouse and Cafe is moving into the Auburn-Nash Building, near 12th Street and Phillips.
"It feels like we have more of a metro-feel downtown. As you look at that and larger cities, how do you provide care to those living in those areas? This is one example of how you do that," Hanson said.
Sanford plans to just offer primary care when it opens next spring, but that could change in the future.
"Frankly, depending on what happens with this particular clinic, do we look at expanding it? We might have one of those discussions within a year or two," Hanson said.
More discussions about this growing area of Sioux Falls.
On Tuesday, KELOLAND News also found out that another downtown restaurant is for sale.
Bros Brasserie Americano will remain open until the owner finds a buyer.
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