Lake Lorraine brings first Kirkland's to South Dakota

Friessen Development and Van Buskirk Companies are pleased to announce Kirkland’s will be joining the growing list of national retailers coming to The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine, and is expected to open in Spring 2018.  Kirkland’s is a leading retailer of unique home décor and gifts and has over 340 stores spread across 35 states.  This will be the first Kirkland’s in South Dakota!

“Kirkland’s has leased 10,000 square feet in the building that is currently under construction,” said Mike Van Buskirk, Director of Operations for Van Buskirk Companies.  “It’s always exciting when you have the opportunity to introduce a brand new retailer to the market and Lake Lorraine is just a great spot for them to be!”

Kirkland’s customers will enjoy finding unique products that create the backdrop for memorable life events.  They strive to provide great style in their selection of home décor and gifts displayed in inspirational environments and provide it all at a great price.

Van Buskirk Construction is wrapping up construction on DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, which is expected to open Spring 2018.  Other retailers already open include Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, Carter’s / OshKosh B’gosh, Home Goods, and Marshall’s.

Leasing continues on new construction retail buildings, some which will be located just south of Hobby Lobby, with others adjacent to the lake. This area will contain over 102,000 square feet of boutiques and specialty shops, unique lakeside dining, and the Aloft Hotel.

Stay tuned to this page for development updates and news!

Total Card, Inc announces new headquarters at Lake Lorraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SIOUX FALLS, SD Total Card, Inc., has outgrown their current building located on Broadband Lane in Sioux Falls SD, and will be moving to their newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility at Lake Lorraine.  They expect to occupy their space by late summer of 2018.  Total Card Inc. (TCI) provides fully customized call center support and financial products and services to help clients improve customer service and grow their business.  The corporate headquarters joins a growing list of retailers and other corporate centers at the popular west side location, located near 26th Street and Marion Road.   TCI also has additional locations in Luverne, MN and recently opened a new facility in Longview, TX.   

"We are very excited to be a part of the Lake Lorraine development. Having seen tremendous growth over the past 12 months, we simply need more room for our valued employees and are looking forward to all the amenities the property will provide like walking, entertainment, and shopping,” Scott Swain.

Total Card Inc. was founded in May of 2000, when three entrepreneurs – Greg Johnson, Greg Ticknor and Scott Swain -  decided to get together to create a better experience for customers in credit card servicing, marketing, and call center operations outsourcing.  It has since grown to over 300 employees and has issued millions of Visa and MasterCard accounts.  TCI also services direct consumer loans for Fortune 500 companies such as Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, USA.  

“It is becoming an increasingly competitive hiring environment in our area and we think this will help give us a leg up in that regard,” Greg Johnson.

Lake Lorraine is a new lifestyle center near 26th Street and Marion Road being co-developed by Van Buskirk Companies and Friessen Development. The latest construction activity is visible from I-29 between the 26th street and 41st street interchanges to the west of the south bound lanes.  When completed, the area will offer an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, office, residential spaces and recreational opportunities surrounding Lake Lorraine.  

“When we looked at all of the land options around town to develop our new headquarters, this location seemed like a no brainer,” Greg Ticknor.

For more information, contact Greg Johnson at 605-977-5800 or

KELO: Why Lake Lorraine is Drawing National Retailers

Casey Wonnenberg from KELO News talked with Cindy Monnin, Mike VanBuskirk, and Jeff Schmitt about why Lake Lorraine is drawing national retailers and discussed the history of the development as well as the desires of the land owners.

"We want to leave a legacy for the city. We want to leave a legacy for our family," Monnin said.

Watch the news story by clicking here.

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery coming to Marketplace at Lake Lorraine

Friessen Development and Van Buskirk Companies are thrilled to announce Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery will be opening in Marketplace at Lake Lorraine. Smallcakes will offer 250 flavors of gourmet cupcakes, over 60 flavors of cupcake-infused ice cream, and specialty cakes.

The specialty shop will be family owned and operated by Dannalee and Shawn Nordhagen along with their daughters, Ashlan and Jaden.  Smallcakes is a franchise; however, it is very owner driven as the Nordhagen family had the freedom to put their own flair on items such as the shop design.  They are very excited to bring this fun treat option to Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities.

“We were first introduced to Smallcakes about 5 years ago and we never knew cupcakes and ice cream could taste SO good!” said Dannalee Nordhagen, “when we heard about the vision for Lake Lorraine and saw the plans, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce Smallcakes to the Sioux Falls market! We love the idea of having a place for people in Sioux Falls to live, work, shop, dine, stay, and play.”

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery will offer 14 flavors of gourmet cupcakes daily and 12 different flavors of their cupcake-infused ice cream. Tasty treats are not the only thing you can expect. They have big plans for ladies’ night out events, cake decorating classes, fundraisers, and will be able to provide delivery service for weddings, corporate events, or parties.  They will take custom orders to put individual flairs on their treats and are excited for the opportunity to work together as a family. After all, living close to family is what brought them back to Sioux Falls.

Smallcakes will occupy 1875 square feet in the Marketplace 3 building which is located on the west side of Marion Road between 32nd and 26th.

To follow along with Smallcakes, visit their Facebook page (  and for any questions, email them at


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.”

Continue reading the full story here.