New Street Corner Store in South Dakota Fronts Sports Bar, Casino

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A new Street Corner under construction in northwest Aberdeen, South Dakota, will feature amenities like no other. The front of the facility will be a state-of-the-art Sinclair fuel station with six pump islands and an up-scale convenience store that will include Street Corner’s new fresh, made-to-order food service. But it doesn’t stop there.

The building will also host a sports bar and grill with casino games. When owners Toby and Elizabeth Doeden and Kevin and Kara Pharis purchased the building, which had been a Max & Erma’s restaurant, they had the opportunity to purchase a neighboring hotel – one of the original Super 8 hotels – under the condition that the building could no longer operate as a hotel.

So the partners tore the hotel down, creating an expansive footprint, and they decided to go big. They arranged a market feasibility study and determined that the location, with no food or bar in a wide radius of the location despite lots of popular recreation destinations, was perfectly suited for both an up-scale convenience store and a sports bar. “And if you are going to have a sports bar, you might as well include some casino games if you can,” says Toby Doeden, who also owns a car dealership nearby.

According to Doeden, the biggest attraction of the new store by far is that people will be able to stop at the store for fresh grab-and-go or made-to-order food. “They will be able to order in the store, through the drive through, or even at the pump,” Doeden says. “That is 100% unique to Aberdeen.”

The store will be located at 15 N. 10th St. in Aberdeen and will open in October 2021.

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