The north central South Dakota town of Ipswich – a small rural community of approximately 1,000 residents – will soon be home to a new Street Corner Market. Owners Toby and Liz Doeden along with their partners Kevin and Kara Pharis purchased the existing property, known as The Buffalo Station, located on US-12 on the east side of town.
The location has a strong and loyal following, having been owned and operated by a local family since 1996. Doeden saw it as an opportunity to build upon the well-established operation by introducing Street Corner’s upscale style and amenities, as well as a new fresh food service. There are very few options for fresh food in Ipswich. In addition to gas and a wide variety of everyday grab-and-go essentials, the store will offer pizzas, sandwiches, and salads, as well as several breakfast sandwiches for morning customers.
Additions to the property since Doeden took ownership in August include:
- A remodeled casino with space for more lottery games
- Improvements to the main store footprint with more display fixtures
- The addition of a small grocery section with dairy products and frozen foods
A popular stop for fueling up in the community by both residents and commercial truck drivers, the property, which has been converted to Sinclair for gas service, will maintain five standard fuel pumps as well as several diesel pumps. The diesel pumps are separated from the standard fuel for ease of access by larger trucks and tractor trailers.
This is the group’s second Street Corner property. Their other store, located approximately 25 miles east in Aberdeen, S.D., is currently under construction. Upon completion, that location will have similar amenities to the Ipswich store in addition to a full sports bar and grill.
The Street Corner remodel and conversion in Ipswich is set to be completed this December.