Sioux Falls Gets a First Friday Reboot in Wake of Building Collapse
With the backdrop of broken buildings in downtown Sioux Falls, the times call for a renewed spirit of togetherness in the face of hardship.
Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. (DTSF) issued a press release on Tuesday to put together a special First Friday event on December 9. It’s not designed to replace what happened last week, but it shows the resiliency of the businesses in that part of the city.
"DTSF has always been a tight-knit community, but the outpouring of support and compassion from fellow business owners and community members during this difficult time is unprecedented," said Brienne Maner, DTSF Communications & Membership Director. "As the days pass, we continue to keep Ethan McMahon and the families affected in our hearts, and while downtown will probably never be quite the same - we hope for peace, safety, and prosperity moving forward.”
The event will feature great sales, events, expanded hours, and is also a chance for the community to give back to the families and businesses affected. Read on for a list provided by DTSF for the December 9 First Friday event which has some awesome possibilities.
A League of Your Own: Come support your downtown businesses this holiday season! All shoppers that make a purchase now through 12/21 will be randomly entered for a chance to win a handcrafted “America’s Game’ #2000 piece of art from The Baseball Seams Co. The artwork is currently on display inside the store and the lucky winner can chose any matting/framing option they’d like.
CH Patisserie: First Friday Buy 2, get 1 free macaron special.
Chelsea's Boutique: Holiday Open House from 6-8pm Get the first peek at our Holiday Collection, check off your Christmas list and come see the store decorated for the holidays.
Holiday fashion show at 6:30, Free $20 scarf with every $50 purchase, Hot chocolate bar, Live Christmas music and 20% of sales go to our monthly charity! PLUS - Sign up to win a holiday outfit valued over $150! (no purchase necessary).
Child's Play Toys Sioux Falls: 20% off all clothing, and 5% of proceeds will go to those affected.
Duluth Trading Co Sioux Falls: 30% off of $100.00 orders starting on Friday and going through the weekend.
Exposure Gallery & Studios: $100 Art Show from 6-8pm.
Great Outdoor Store: Holiday Open House - Enjoy refreshments and let our friendly staff help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Earn Holiday Cash to use as a gift or for yourself with your purchase! Spend $150 get a $15 Holiday Cash Card, Spend $250 get a $25 Holiday Cash Card, Spend $500 get a $50 Holiday Cash Card. As always gift wrapping is free!
J.H. & Sons Clothier: Holiday Sportcoat Sale - Up to 50% Off
Lillians of Sioux Falls: $10 and $15 stocking stuffer deals.
Lot 2029: Will be open until 8pm and will do an additional 20% off Sale Items. 10% of sales that day will be donated to the families affected by the tragedy.
Luca's Boutique: Stop by for a peaceful and fun night of classical music carols, shopping, and wine tasting. From 6pm-8pm on Friday December 9th! They will be selling gift certificates for the stores affected by the DTSF building collapse and donate 10% of sales to those affected.
Palmer Lea Boutique: Grab something to sip on, snack on, & a free gift with every $100 purchase.
Rehfeld's Art & Framing: Holiday Open House featuring 8”x8” original artworks for only $88! Many of the artists will be in attendance to mingle, and 10% of these sales will go to the families affected.
Say Anything Jewelry by Stephanie Wilde: 20% off ready to wear items, charms and birthstones, as well as 15% bonus on gift certificate sales! For example buy a $50 gift card get $7.50 bonus, buy a $100 gift card get $15! Open until 7:30pm.
Spa 2000: Spa 2000 is donating a portion of their sales starting First Friday through next Wednesday to those affected by the tragedy.
Sticks and Steel: Sticks and Steel will be selling gift certificates to Half Baked and hosting not one, but TWO trunk shows this weekend. Lilly Barrack Jewelry and Jennifer Dawes Jewelry; these are in-store for a limited time, so hurry in!
Unglued: Free will donation Bath Soak Make and Take. Customers will get to make a relaxing essential oil infused bath soak to give as a gift this holiday season or take home and use to warm up on these cold winter nights. The make and take station will be set up from 4-8pm, all proceeds will go to those affected. Also, all Brick House Creations will be 30% off Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 11.
Washington Pavilion: You will be able to purchase Half Baked Sioux Falls gift cards at the box office all day Friday. See the complete schedule for showings at the CineDome First Friday night including: The Polar Express, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, at washingtonpavilion.org.
Wiley's Tavern: Live music Friday night with the band Maiden Dixie. This is now a free event.
Young & Richard's Flowers: 25% off Storewide on Friday (excluding flowers, plants and candy) and we will donate 10% of Friday's total sales to the McMahon Family fund.
Zandbroz Variety: 20% off Christmas cards, decorations and décor. 10% of all toy & book sales will go to funds for those affected.
Downtown Holidays will continue this Saturday, December 10th, with Santa visits at Shrivers Square, Snowman Lane in the Federal Plaza, Downtown Gives coupon books for sale at participating businesses.
Winter Wonderland also continues at Falls Park. Falls Park is located at 131 East Falls Park Drive just north of downtown. Please plan your route in advance, as some road closures remain due to the building collapse at 10th & Phillips. Click here for updated closure information.
It’s just another step in the process of healing the scars. Plus you can show your support to the families who have suffered great loss.