User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


26° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Big Lots A Big Deal For 'Meadows' Area

July 21, 2010, 5:51 PM by Katie Janssen

Big Lots A Big Deal For 'Meadows' Area
SIOUX FALLS, SD - A new business has announced it's moving into an empty storefront on a prime piece of Sioux Falls property.

Big Lots will take over the building that used to be Linens 'N Things. The store is already in 47 states, and Big Lots can now add South Dakota to that list. The franchise will be located in Sioux Falls' "Meadows on the River" development near I-29 and 26th Street. The area saw several stores leave as a result of the economy in 2008.

Linens 'N Things moved out in December of '08, but only recently have other businesses taken notice of the building and its location.

"We've had a lot of interest in the space, a lot of national tours here," Raquel Blount with Lloyd Companies said.

Blount calls Big Lots a "general merchandiser," selling a wide range of items at a discount. The store will take over all 28,000 square feet of space and should open in time for the holidays.

"This really is an indicator that the Sioux Falls market is a vibrant, strong retail economy," Blount said.

And it's not just Big Lots coming to that side of town. Several businesses that have been empty for awhile are getting new storefronts.

"We have Pearle Vision taking over the Executive Fireplace location, Beds by Design is going in Hollywood Video, Hom Furniture is taking the Sportsman's Warehouse," Blount said.

Other businesses, such as nearby Dress Barn, are sure to see more customers too.

"With Big Lots coming in, people will be coming to see their store, then it'll bring them to all the stores here too,” Deanna Sperle, assistant manager at Dress Barn, said. “It will not only benefit Dress Barn but all other stores in this spot too."

And it's not just the Meadows on the River area that's enjoying some new growth. Last April, the vacancy rate for retail spaces was near six percent, but Blount now says it's back down to four percent.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
Names Of Sisseton Shooting Victims Released

11/24/2014 10:32 AM

Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.

Full Story


Events