One Flandreau business has closed while another has changed hands and a third is being refurbished for multiple tenants.
The Subway franchise in Flandreau is newly owned by Maggie and Nathan Siebenahler of Hardwick, Minn. The couple also owns a Subway in Tracy, Minn.
“We were looking to expand. We’ve always liked the smaller town Subways. We both come from a smaller town,” she said of the business they bought May 1.
She employs nine people and will have an open house Aug. 27. The special that day will be buy one six-inch sub and get one free.
The couple is also looking at expanding the restaurant hours and already has donated to the school.
“We like to get involved with the schools. We give out academic free kids’ meals at the elementary,” she said. At the middle and high school level, they give coaches coupons to award to the player of each game. And the restaurant also is donating cookies on Fridays to the Boys and Girls Club of Moody County.
The former First Savings Bank space at the corner of Wind Street and Second Avenue will become a combination of professional office space and retail space, building owner Jen Stone said. She purchased the building within the last month and is refurbishing the upper level for u to four professional services that may include massage therapy, for example. She did not say who the tenants were. One space still is available.
“It’s really neat up there,” she said. The area has been well preserved for over a half century with original doors and transoms.
The ground floor she hopes to lease as retail space and would love to see something related to art go into the building. She put that space on the market last week for lease.
“I have a couple people already interested,” she said.
The Liquor Store
The Wind Street Station liquor store has closed and is for sale by owners Kyle and Wendi Haug, who bought the building late last year and have been renovating it. The building itself is not for sale.
The Haugs will finish remodeling a restaurant and bar space, which had a setback when lightning struck the roof in May. They also plan to finish the living spaces upstairs and will move into a large loft once that project is complete.
“We got to the point where we said we want to spend more time with our girls,” he said. “We’re going to keep the building and finish renovating it.”
The Haugs also are selling other businesses they own, for a total of five. They plan to spend more time traveling with their daughters, ages 5 and 8, who are homeschooled.
Kyle Haug said he is confident the liquor store will sell fast because he already has had interest. It will be sold with its license and inventory.
“The liquor store was a very good business, very busy,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for somebody that’s interested.”
Once the business is sold, the Haugs also plan to sell their home in Brookings before moving to Flandreau to their loft.
“We’re very happy with Flandreau and what it’s done for us,” he said. “We love what we do. Kids grow fast, too.”
The Haugs also plan to buy a motorhome. “We’re going to go on grand adventures. “I’m looking forward to it,” he said.