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.


63° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

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

 

Lease Revoked For Pine Ridge's Only Grocery Store

May 19, 2013, 10:47 PM by Derek Olson

Lease Revoked For Pine Ridge's Only Grocery Store
PINE RIDGE, SD -

The company that runs the only grocery store in Pine Ridge may be on its way out. It's been one year since the store Sioux Nation Shopping Center was temporarily closed after a health inspector found it was selling expired food, including rotten meat.

"Certain tribal council members received complaints of spoiled food being sold at the Sioux Nation Shopping Center," OST Economic Development Manager Lyle Jack said.

Hi-Way 20, the company that has operated the grocery store for more than 25-years says problems with the store have been fixed.

"They were promptly addressed, and those problems are non-existent down there at this time," the store's attorney Terry Pechota said.

However, persistent concerns with the business have led the Tribal Council to revoke the business's lease on the tribally owned building.

"They will have until August 4th of this year to be out of the building, and the tribal council approved that last week unanimously," Jack said.

But getting rid of the grocer may not be as easy as just revoking the lease.

"I don't think it will be over for a long shot.  There will probably be some sort of legal questioning, legal battles possibly," Jack said.

Pechota says he's optimistic an agreement can be reached, and that both sides can get a fair deal.

"We have always tried to let the tribe know that we are ready, willing, and able at any time to meet with them and discuss any problems that they've had with the store," Pechota said.

Tribal officials say that if the company does leave in August another one would likely step in and operate the grocery store.  For people in Pine Ridge, the nearest large grocery store other than Sioux Nation is close to 90 miles away in Rapid City.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Parker Teen Dies In One Vehicle Crash

4/12/2014 10:18 AM

16-year-old Tonya Anderson from Parker, SD died in a one vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 on Friday.

Full Story
Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED