The new cafe coming to The Empire Mall is Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. This is the second location for Camille’s to open in Sioux Falls, with the other located on 41st St and Grange Ave.
They will be located next to Verizon within the food court.
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe is a must for everyone to try, with their variety of paninis, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. The loyal program will resume in both locations that allow repeat customers to reap a variety of benefits.
Mike Miller is the co-owner of the new bar, Let it Fly, which is opening in Sioux Falls on July 13th. The bar features over 75 televisions, a multitude of bars, and an appearance by Mike Miller himself.
“It looks great. We’re really excited about what we’re seeing,” company president David Rodriquez said. “The building is 99 percent ready and will be 100 percent ready by the end of the weekend.”
The bar is located in the old Turks & Caicos building, and is meant to provide the upscale bar experience. Inside the building is also a casino that was converted from the old dining area. In addition, the patio area will be open starting the first of operation.
The patio area provides a welcoming and inviting feel, that makes people feel comfortable and relaxed. The shuffle board area has been converted to a game space with bags, Jenga, and other games to enjoy the evening. For drinking, there are over 15 different taps, which includes a few local brews.
Mike Miller will be available to sign autographs for the big part of July 13th opening day.
Benoit’s recent “Chicago Takeover” featured the Louisiana-based musician performing for six evenings in June at the famed City Winery. “Tab Benoit residency helps usher in the return of live music in Chicago,” writes the Chicago Sun-Times, who also interviewed Benoit. Read the entire interview, here. Benoit continues to add new dates to the tour, including four consecutive nights at the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, September 9-12 (updated itinerary below).
Benoit and guitarist Samantha Fish performed together last November at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium for a live concert streamed worldwide. “This is an artist whose playing speaks to you as much as his lyrics do,” wrote Music Connection magazine, reviewing Benoit’s Ryman show set. “What Tab lacked in theatrics he made up for with a warm and disarming stage presence and heartfelt playing.”
Benoit, who throughout his thirty-plus career has always been known for his environmental activism, performed two nights in his hometown of Houma at the memorable 16th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival. He also appears prominently in the IMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to protect and restore the Wetlands, and produced a CD to help restore that state’s Coastal Wetlands. Benoit was inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Master Folk Artists in the Spring of 2020.
Whiskey Bayou Records is a partnership between Benoit and his partner and manager, Rueben Williams. The label has thus far released albums by such established and up-and-coming artists as Eric McFadden, JP Soars, Alastair Greene, Damon Fowler, Eric Johanson, Jeff McCarty, and Dash Rip Rock.
TAB BENOIT & THE WHISKEY BAYOU REVUE ON TOUR!
July 2 (Fri) SCULPTURE PARK Denver CO
July 3 (Sat) AVON PERFORMANCE PAVILION Avon CO
July 4 (Sun) MESA THEATER Grand JunctionCO
July 6 (Tues) LOVE FIELD Bozeman MT
July 8 (Thur) PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Rapid City SD
July 10 (Sat) THE HALL AT FARGO BREWING Fargo ND
July 11 (Sun) THE DISTRICT Sioux Falls SD
July 14 (Wed) ROSE PARK@ ROSE MUSIC HALL Columbia, MO
July 15 (Thur) BOURBON THEATER Lincoln NE
July 16 (Fri) WOOLY’S Des Moines IA
July 17 (Sat) OUTLAND BALLROOM Springfield MO
July 20 (Sun) SAM’S BURGER JOINT San Antonio TX
July 21 (Mon) THE KESSLER Dallas, TX
July 22 (Tues) STANLEY’S FAMOUS PIT BBQ Tyler TX
July 23 (Fri) THE 04 CENTER Austin TX
July 24 (Sat) THE HEIGHTS THEATER Houston TX
Aug 7 (Sat) THREE CAVES Huntsville AL
Aug 11 (Wed) BARRYMORE THEATER Madison WI
Aug 12 (Thur) RHYTHM CITY CASINO RESORT Davenport IA
Aug 14 (Sat) BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL Duluth MN
Aug 17 (Tues) THE ACORN Three Oaks MI
Aug 19 (Thur) RIVER CITY CASINO St. Louis MO
Aug 21 (Sat) MADISON RIBBERFEST BBQ Madison IN
Aug 22 (Sun) THE KENT STAGE Kent OH
Aug 24 (Tues) BEACHLAND BALLROOM Cleveland OH
Aug 25 (Wed) JERGELS RHYTHM GRILLE Warrendale, PA
Aug 26 (Thur) LEESBURG THEATER Leesburg VA
Aug 28 (Sat) MICHAEL ARNONES CRAWFISH FEST Augusta NJ
Sept. 9/10/11/12 BIG BLUES BENDER Las Vegas NV
Sept 14 (Tues) RHYTHM ROOM Phoenix AZ
Sept 15 (Wed) RHYTHM ROOM Phoenix AZ
Sept 16 (Thur) BELLY UP TAVERN Solana Beach CA
Sept 17 (Fri) WORLD RECORDS Bakersfield CA
Sept 22 (Wed) FELTON MUSIC HALL Felton CA
Sept 23 (Thur) CORNERSTONE Berkeley CA
Sept 25 (Sat) MYSTIC THEATER Petaluma CA
Oct 19 (Tues) RAMS HEAD ON STAGE Annapolis MD
Oct 20 (Wed) RAMS HEAD ON STAGE Annapolis MD
Oct 21 (Thur) THE BIRCHMERE Alexandria VA
Oct 22 (Fri) ELEVATION 27 Virginia Bch VA
Oct 24 (Sun) PARAMOUNT BRISTOL Bristol TN
Oct 26 (Tues) SELLERSVILLE THEATER Sellersville PA
Oct 28 (Thur) COHOES MUSIC HALL Cohoes PA
Oct 29 (Fri) INFINITY MUSIC HALL Hartford CT
Oct 30 (Sat) CENTER FOR THE ARTS Natick MA
Nov 2 (Tues) CITY WINERY Boston MA
Nov 3 (Wed) BULL RUN Shirley MA
Nov 4 (Thur) SPIRE CENTER/PERFORMING ARTS Plymouth MA
Raven Industries has been a huge part of the Sioux Falls area for over 60 years; now the business is being bought by CNH Industrial, an agriculture tech company. A few departments within Raven Industries include Aerostar, Engineered Films and Applied Technology. These departments and their work in ag tech resulted in the $2.1 billion dollar buyout.
“Anytime a company is acquired you’re always a little bit nervous, what does that mean? Does that mean that jobs are going to go away, does that mean that the company is going to go away?” Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken said.
“I think this has the potential to be a real good thing for Sioux Falls and will bring even more jobs, more white collar, high paying jobs to our community than even exist right now,” TenHaken said. “Raven has diversified our economy in terms of the types of jobs that they’ve brought. We have a lot of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, a lot of high end jobs that Raven has brought to the community as their ag tech platform has evolved.”
Raven currently employs 900 people in the United States, with its main headquarters staying in Sioux Falls since the 60s, and TenHaken hopes this partnership will continue into the future.
Hy-Vee Inc. is getting in the monetary services business.
The chain has launched Hy-Vee Financial Services in agreement with Midwest Heritage.
Customers are ready to enter in and apply for monetary services, as well as checking and savings accounts, motor car and residential insurance, home mortgages, client loans and pet insurance. In addition, Fuel Saver plus Perks and exclusive members can also access premium insurance and additional savings on mortgage loans and animal insurance.
“Customers are currently seeking cheaper and a lot of convenient monetary choices,” said Hy-Vee chairman, corporate executive and president Randy Edeker. “By leveraging our ownership of our subsidiary Midwest Heritage, weareable to serve our customers in a new way that meets those needs, while also bringing more value to our Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks and Hy-Vee plus members.”
Additional offerings like insurance policies, insurance plans and more are expected to be further to Hy-Vee monetary Services among the year.
Over the past many months, the companies have put in contactless kiosks within 210 Hy-Vee locations to allow a spot for customers to access an summary of the offerings through the Services. Using the kiosks, customers will access QR codes to find out a lot of regarding specific services on their mobile device or develop brochures for info.
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