Argus: See Lake Lorraine's next stage: restaurants and local, national retailers

From the Argus Leader:

Lake Lorraine is getting ready to get a little cozier.The development in west Sioux Falls is already a success as a shopping destination, with the opening of anchor stores HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby and most recently, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse.Now the development is swinging into work on a more intimate shopping and lifestyle area on the lake's southeast edge.

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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!

KELO: New Sensor to Relieve Traffic Stress at Lake Lorraine

Story by Claire Lavezzorio  with Keloland News

Security National Bank sits right on the corner of 26th Street and Lorraine Drive in west Sioux Falls. 

Branch Manager Jennifer Johnson has a front-row seat to the cars driving by. 

"When a couple of the businesses first opened, it was definitely an eye opener to see all of the people turning in here," Johnson said. 

With Marshalls and Homegoods now open nearby, a left turn onto Lorraine Drive isn't easy. 

"We're having a hard time storing all of the left turning vehicles and getting them moved efficiently through the intersection," City Engineer Heath Hoftiezer said. 

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KSFY: Marshalls, HomeGoods open Thursday at Lake Lorraine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Sioux Falls shoppers are set to welcome two retailers developers say people have been asking for for years.

If you enjoy the thrill of the hunt and brand names for less, then you’ll be happy to know both HomeGoods and Marshalls open Thursday morning.

KSFY News reporter Erika Leigh was able to get inside and see a sneak peek of what you can expect.

"This has always been our number one request on Facebook, and the information that we're getting from consumers that they really want a HomeGoods/Marshalls here in Sioux Falls, so we're really excited that we could accomplish that and bring it to town," Steve Van Buskirk with Van Buskirk Companies said.

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