Ten new businesses are coming to southern Sioux Falls. A new strip mall at 69th St. and Western Ave. isn't even complete yet, but it's already booked with tenants.
Michael and Tim Czmowski are getting ready to open up a specialty cheese shop called Cheese World, in just a couple of weeks.
"It's been quite a process. I tell everybody I could write a book, even after just six months, of getting a business started," Michael Czmowski said.
Their first lesson was securing a prime location.
"We were looking at 41st Street and Louise as a possible option, but just because of the growth that Sioux Falls has occurred over the last few years, there was nothing available, so we had to look elsewhere," Czmowski said.
Elsewhere was here at Remington Pointe at the corner of 69th Street and Western Avenue. Van Buskirk Companies developed office space in this area and the Bridges at 57th shopping center, just down the road.
"The Bridges has done extremely well; we’ve actually hit 100 percent full this year, which is a milestone. We've always had one or two available. And that's where we saw the need to come down here," Mike Van Buskirk said.
"When we saw it, we were in a hurry to sign up because it's already sold out. We knew it would go fast and we've got a prime location on the end where we can have a patio," Mike Walz said.
This is Walz's 24th restaurant opening. He's now a partner in the second Sioux Falls "Beef 'O' Brady's.
Some of the other tenants going into Remington Pointe include an interior design studio, a women's boutique, an eye glass shop and even a Pita Pit restaurant. There's also a fitness center, dry cleaner and a dialysis clinic going in here; some 11 businesses in all.
"Starting early January, you'll see the shops come open and by the end of February, we'll pretty much have everyone opened," Van Buskirk said.
The next Van Buskirk project will be developing three acres of office space just kiddy corner from Remington Pointe.
Van Buskirk says the next prime location for more retail development will be even further south, along 85 Street, at Louise, Western and Minnesota Avenues.