Sioux Falls retail market could draw more national names

Jodi Schwan with SiouxFalls.Business reports:

Lake Lorraine is the center of national retail growth in the market this year, with new names DSW, Marshalls, Home Goods, Ross Dress for Less and Carter’s OshKosh planning to open in the coming months.

The developers of that site – Van Buskirk Cos. and Friessen Development – are in Las Vegas this week in search of yet more retail. There’s about 100,000 square feet still available, and the plan is to fill it with smaller shops and restaurants.

“It’s a new slew (of prospects),” Mike Van Buskirk said. “Some of them have been two or even three years in coming, and the last lineup really came through meetings (at RECON) last year. Now, it’s truly a transition. Many smaller retailers don’t care about your project until they see your junior boxes out there, like we have. Now, they’re getting engaged.”

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