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.


75° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Downtown Businesses Respond To Power Outage

January 25, 2013, 4:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Downtown Businesses Respond To Power Outage
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

An underground transformer fire caused several businesses to lose power throughout downtown Sioux Falls Friday.  While most had power before opening their doors for the day, others have been left in the dark.

In the restaurant business, temperature is everything.  So when the power went out, those who work at the Phillips Avenue Diner went into emergency mode. Losing customers is bad enough; losing the product isn't an option.

"We're trying to see if we can get some refrigerated and frozen trucks down here to save product.  We're just doing what we can to correct the problem," Phillips Avenue Diner General Manager Mark Gillespie said.

But one odd twist is that the weather could be in the diner's favor.  It is still plenty cold outside which could be used to freeze some of the food. But Gillespie says knowing exactly how to respond is difficult, because crews have such a big chore and so many questions are still unanswered. 

"They don't really have a time frame, so I don't know if this is the end of the day, the end of the weekend, I don't know.  I'm kind of in the dark as well," Gillespie said.

Gillespie and others didn't learn the severity of the outage until late Friday morning.  Now he just hopes the power comes back on because without it, his business is at a stand still.

"Power is everything.  We can't do anything without power.  All we can do is be proactive and hopefully it's not too bad of a loss," Gillespie said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View business

You may also like

Sioux Falls Businesses Flooded

8/28/2015 6:00 PM

Homeowners aren't the only ones cleaning up flood water.  Many businesses were also flooded out in Thursday night's storm.  In fact,...

Full Story | Watch
New Brewery Opens In Downtown Sioux Falls

9/3/2015 2:30 PM

WoodGrain Brewing Company opens Thursday on the main floor of the DocuTAP building on Phillips Avenue.  

Full Story
McDonald's Will Launch All Day Breakfast On Oct. 6

9/1/2015 5:08 PM

If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its bre...

Full Story
Caribou Coffee To Move Down The Street

9/3/2015 1:00 PM

The new location will replace a former Burger King near Minnesota Avenue and 33rd Street.

Full Story
New Buyer For Historic Sioux Falls Campus

8/28/2015 10:10 PM

They are stately buildings in the heart of Sioux Falls that have sat empty for two years - but now, the former School for the Deaf property on East 10...

Full Story | Watch


Events