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Sioux Falls 2040

It sounds strange to even say 2040, let alone think about what life will be like in Sioux Falls 23 years from now, but that is Urban Planner Albert Schmidt’s job on a daily basis. He makes sure that land is being used in the right way, and the correct infrastructures are being put in place that make sense for the future and flow of growing Sioux Falls.

My real estate team, 605 Advantage Real Estate Group with Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls, took a field trip this week to city hall to learn more about urban planning with Albert. I have to say I was a bit overwhelmed with all the information, but I know that Albert is an expert at what he does and is a wealth of knowledge for when I have questions.

 

[Listening to Albert’s presentation]

 

If you are interested in information about planning and building in Sioux Falls, click here. If you want to listen in on city council meetings to learn more about the progress of projects, click here.  A hot topic right now that Albert also knows the in’s and out’s of, is the floodplain issue. If you have questions if your home or potential home is in a floodplain, please reach out and I will get the correct information for you!

 

[Looking at the Sioux Falls 2040 map]

 

While a ton of man power goes in to planning the growth of a city,  most of it is tentative plans. Things can change quickly, so be sure you are getting the most up to date information if you have questions about zoning, flood plains or long term plans. I am always available for questions and to research all kinds of information, so please contact me by call or text at 605.261.8396.

By 2040 the Sioux Falls population is expected to be between 250,000 and 280,000 people.  How exciting to live in such a thriving city!

The Last Jewel In The Crown of Historic Downtown

Downtown Sioux Falls is vibrant. Downtown Sioux Falls is growing, beautiful, full of action, and home to many successful local businesses that make this community unique. But there is one building that has a lot of catching up to do to compare to the rest of the area.

The State Theater on Phillips Avenue opened in 1926 as the grandest theater in the Sioux Falls region. This focal point of downtown showed movies for many years  but eventually closed in 1990 due to disinterest in downtown. It’s fascinating to watch trends in history as we now are going back to a more local and authentic vibe over the mall and big box retailers.

Notable Dates:

2001 – The Sioux Falls Film Society replaces the leaking roof.

2009 – The State Theatre is awarded the Chamber Appeals Campaign in 2011 for $1.25 million.

2013 – The State Theatre Chamber Appeals Campaign meets and surpasses its goal, raising $2.3 million.

2014 – The lobby, foyer, main level restrooms, basement renovations are all completed.

February 26, 2017 was the first year the Stars, Statues and The State event could be in the actual state theater instead of an offsite location. It’s one of my favorite events of the year as little Sioux Falls gets to experience a little bit of Hollywood by watching the Oscars on the big screen, dining on delicious food and seeing familiar faces dressed to the nines.

 

[The State Theater ready for all its guests. Photo courtesy of The State Theater.]

 

[Inside the State Theater getting ready for the Oscars party. Photo courtesy of The State Theater.]

 

My mother-in-law Marcie Halberstadt has everything to do with the event going off flawlessly so it is fun to see her hard work come to life. There are many talented people in Sioux Falls that come together to make this event successful, I wish I could name them all.  It sure is a glamorous evening that I encourage you to attend next year! This event raised over $300,000 this year which will go towards the auditorium, stage and balcony. If you are interested in donating to this project, click here.

 

[In the balcony area of the State Theater. Lots of work to be done, but still beautiful.]

 

[CH Patisserie and Chef Dominique’s provided the most beautiful and delicious food!]

 

[Halberstadt family on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of the State Theater]

 

This was my first time in the State Theater that I have heard so much about. What has been completed is absolutely stunning, and what still needs to be restored looks like hours and hours of work. But it will get done. And I can imagine its beauty already. So looking forward to having this last jewel completed for our community and generations to come. It really is sweet home Sioux Falls.

 

 

Giving Local

You’ve known me to preach “shop local”, and now that we’re in the heart of holiday season, I encourage you to give local. Local news stations, the Sioux Falls Business Journal, Huffington Post and USA Today have all attributed Sioux Falls as one of the best cities in the United States. Cost of living is low, unemployment is low, but that does not mean we don’t have our fair share of people struggling to make ends meet. Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, but it is also an expensive time of year. I hope you find it in your heart and budget to give to a local organization this holiday season.

 

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The Children’s Home Society is South Dakota’s oldest human services, nonprofit organization, and the organization my team  has chosen to collect donations for at our holiday party. The programs and way people are served through Children’s Home Society is all encompassing. A few of their biggest needs include paper products, snack items, gift cards and size 4 diapers.

 

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My childhood church, First Presbyterian, hosts an angel tree every year and delivers the gifts and food to the families themselves. I love participating in this every year because I am buying for a specific person versus a general donation. I envision their happiness Christmas morning with their new toy and how they will look in their new outfit. This is when the act of giving becomes a gift.

 

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As you could have guessed, the Sioux Falls Human Society is on my list. It is difficult to visit this place as I wish I could take them all home, but it is a joy to bring food and toys to the shelter so the animals can share in the Christmas spirit as well.

 

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If money is tight for your family, your time can be the greatest gift of all. On Tuesday I had the pleasure of serving at the west side Banquet. It was less than three hours of my night and you could feel the gratitude from the guests. Other organizations you can help by donating time included Habitat for Humanity, food banks or the VA hospital.

 

There are countless deserving organizations in the Sioux Empire. Are you passionate about a certain one? I would love to hear more about your organization and learn how to get involved. Please share in the comments!

 

Save The Dates

I always say to my self, “Oh after this life will slow down,” or “after this I will have some free time.” But somehow life continues to be busy and fly by as fast as the leaves falling from the trees. Mostly good things of course, so I wanted to share what I’ve been busy planning for in the coming weeks and invite you to some fun social gatherings that also double as charity events. Tis the season!

 

This Sunday I will be modeling my friend Katie’s boutique’s winter line, Glamour Defined, at the Paint It Pink Event at the Hilton Garden Inn. It is a style show and brunch that benefits the Wig Program at Avera McKennan to help women who have lost their hair through cancer. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. It’s going to be a fun and rewarding event! I have donated my hair twice before and plan to again in the next year. Even what you consider a small thing can be a great blessing to someone else. I hope you join us this Sunday at 11!

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[2013 when I donated 11 inches of my hair]

 

Next Thursday, October 27th is the Keller Williams BOO event from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bring your kids to 5915 S Remington Place by 57th and Western for a Halloween party! Every mom, dad, super hero, elsa and scary creature is welcome! There will be indoor games, prizes and trick-or-treating. But the most fun is the group costume the 605 Advantage Group is planning. There are nine of us participating, it’s real estate related and I’m sure you have all played in this world before. Those are my clues, stop by Thursday to see what we are! Happy Halloween!

 

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[Kids at last years BOO! event]

 

Our most anticipated event this year is the first annual 605 Holiday Extravaganza! And it’s going to be as epic as it sounds. Mark your calendar for December 10th from 3 – 6 p.m. for a holiday open house where you can take free pictures with santa, visit Santa’s reindeer, snack on delicious appetizers and keep the kids occupied with fun Christmas activities. Along with a generous donation from Plain’s Commerce Bank, we will be collecting items to be donated to the Children’s Home Society. Click here to view their wish list and donation ideas. If I don’t have your address and you would like to come, please message me! More info to come as we get closer to the event.

 

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[Tip Top Camel & Reindeer will bring Santa’s reindeer to our event]

 

 

Along with these events I hope you join me in, my next couple months will include a trip to the east coast, family visiting Sioux Falls from Washington and Maryland, Thanksgiving, two work Christmas parties, a wedding, my husbands birthday, and Christmas.

I was quite mistaken to think life would slow down soon! What are you looking forward to most this holiday season? Do you have an event you would like me to share? Best of luck fitting everything in your schedule and happy holidays!

Taste of Sioux Falls

An event where there is wine, well-dressed people and food stations from the best chefs in Sioux Falls? Sign me up!  Last week Jaime and I attended The Taste of Sioux Falls, a fundraiser to benefit the downtown SculptureWalk. As you know, we love downtown Sioux Falls and will jump at the chance to support the growth of businesses and programs that make downtown shine.

The SculptureWalk features 56 sculptures year round from artists all over the country and is run by volunteers with a goal “to be the highest quality, most professional, financially strong, artist friendly, year-round outdoor sculpture program in the United States.” This inventive way to display art adds pizazz to Phillips Avenue and bolsters DTSF’s reputation as one of the state’s most unique destinations.

 

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The second annual Taste of Sioux Falls began with a branded wine glass and a large plate to take to all of the food stations. We then could select which small plates we wanted from each restaurant. Everyone brought their A game but dare I say my favorites were the tacos from Look’s Market and the beef from Grille 26. We spent the evening grazing on delicious food, enjoying the view and venue at Raven Industries, and connecting with friends and acquaintances. We wished it would have gone on forever.  The sweetest cherry on top was finding out these chefs and their restaurants donated their time and resources to be there, all in the name of art and community.

 

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[Round one included items from Ode to Food and Look’s Market]

 

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[Friends Allison and Tyler Blake helped us close the place down]

 

What do you love most about downtown? What are you hoping to see downtown in the future? What are ways you support Sioux Falls? So many questions, so little time. I’d love to hear some of your thoughts, so shoot me a text or email and we’ll grab coffee on me downtown. [605.261.8396]

 

Already looking forward to next year’s Taste of Sioux Falls to see what all the talented chefs will create! Click here to learn more about the SculptureWalk.

The Other Halberstadt.

I am probably the only wife in town that doesn’t buy her husband clothes on his birthday or Christmas. That is one battle I am blessed not to have as Jaime most often looks more put together than I do when we head out the door. He has a long history of well dressed men in his family, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers was started in St. Cloud, MN, in 1975 by his grandpa Jim. In 1988, Jaime’s father, Jeff, expanded the business by moving to Sioux Falls and then opened additional locations in Rapid City and Des Moines. Jaime worked part-time at the Galleria store during high school and college, but it wasn’t until about 2 years ago that he made the leap full-time and realized his passions and skills lie in the family business of providing the midwest with top of the line service and men’s clothing brands.

 

What is special to you about running a third generation local business?

I am incredibly lucky to have the trust and support of my dad Jeff, whom I see as not just one of the most talented clothing retailers around the region, but also the best mentor I could have. It’s truly a family-run business; it’s not unusual to see me, my mom Marcie, and my dad working special events together, reviewing lines at trade shows, reviewing ad campaigns, etc. My grandparents Jim and Sandy will drop in from time-to-time to keep me in check as well. Work is still work at times of course but it’s really gratifying to me to create something with your family that becomes special to others as well.

 

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[Pictures of the three generations at J.H & Sons downtown Sioux Falls]

 

Any tips for keeping your shoes and clothes looking sharp while stored in your closet?

For leather shoes, I cannot stress enough the importance of cedar shoe-trees. Shoe trees can remove moisture and help keep the shape of your shoes over time. They are an absolute must. As far as clothing is concerned, spacing is important. For instance, if a few suits and sport coats are jammed together on a rack, the jacket linings, lapels, and pockets can get wrinkled overnight. This can of course be difficult with limited closet space, which is why I recommend donating any clothing you’re on the fence about.

While on your buying trips, how do you decide what items and trends to bring home to Sioux Falls?

We keep in mind what has done well in the recent past, but our main focus is on (1) brands that are getting attention internationally but have not been carried yet in Sioux Falls and (2) emerging brands that are doing something a little differently than the rest. Good quality and styling are always the basis for any clothing we bring in. As far as new trends go, if the taste level of the garment is there and it’s fresh and exciting, chances are we’ll pick it up. I always look forward most to the more unique pieces; I think we take our title of “specialty store” very seriously. We buy as a full-service men’s clothier while significantly testing the limits of what can be sold in a smaller market like ours. We are constantly searching for interesting clothing not yet available here.

 

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[Jean wall at J.H. & Sons downtown Sioux Falls]

 

What are a few of your favorite pieces right now?

Bruun & Stengade continues to be a stellar dress and casual shirt line for us. They have a great mix of offerings from brighter micro-patterns to knitted and textured fall fabrics in cool greys and blues. A new line I’m very excited about is Ring Jacket out of Osaka, Japan. They specialize in making off-the-rack clothing as impressive as custom clothing. Plus the jackets are insanely comfortable.

 

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[Bruun & Stengade]

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[Ring Jacket]

 

What do you love most about the Sioux Falls community?

As it relates to the business, our community has been very receptive to the new and unique perspective we bring to men’s clothing. On a wider scale, I am constantly amazed by the amount of talent, intellect, and personality in this city. It’s inspiring.

How do you feel about being married to the most kind and good looking realtor in Sioux Falls?

Best thing to ever happen to me. She’s so humble, too.

 

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[September 25, 2015]

 

Jaime is the manager of the downtown Sioux Falls store J.H. & Sons Clothier and can help you be the best dressed at the office, assist with styling your current items, or tell you what it’s time to part with. And when your closet becomes too small, it’s time to talk to Mrs. Halberstadt and I will get you in to a bigger home, and a bigger closet.

The two of us look forward to MANY more years in this growing community and helping Sioux Falls look and feel their best in both their clothes and home!

 

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Sweet Home Sioux Falls

While I have numerous favorite places in Sioux Falls, places to eat, places to shop, these are the top four places that give me those warm fuzzies that remind me why I love living in Sioux Falls.  I feel like this community has really stepped up in the last handful of years and it’s showing by our crazy growth. A construction worker once told me Sioux Falls expands by one block in every direction every year. I believe it!

I am excited to see where Sioux Falls will be in the next 5, 10 even 20 years, and to see my list of favorites grow.

 

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Lincoln High School: This is where my journey began as a Sioux Falls resident. While my family has always been from the Sioux Falls area, my mom and I spent 9 years in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I completed Kindergarten through 8th grade. After a summer of visiting my grandma, we decided to make the move back to be with family and I started school as a Lincoln High School freshman. This is also where I met my husband.  For a full recap of how we met, you can visit our wedding website  to read about the beginning of our relationship as high school sweethearts. I have so many great moments and relationships that occurred in this building so I love driving by either on Cliff Avenue or the interstate to rekindle those memories.

 

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The Bike Trails: Most everyone knows that I love being outside. (During nice weather of course) Working out doesn’t seem like work when you can go for a walk or jog and take in the sights and sounds of nature. My favorite times on the bike trails have been when I saw a baby deer, when I can be close to the water, and of course when I can say hello to all the doggies in the dog park. I love that Sioux Falls made the bike trails a priority and that it is now connected around the whole city!

 

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Downtown: I think we’ve all read enough news articles and experienced first hand the greatness of downtown within the last few years. I have few to no memories of downtown when I was in high school, and now find myself down there all the time. Whether it is grabbing a bite to eat, doing some shopping at the many boutiques, or visiting my husband at J.H. and Sons, there are countless options for a free Saturday afternoon. I also love looking at the Carpenter building while downtown because when it was a hotel during the fall of 1944, my grandma and grandpa stayed  there for their honeymoon.  Such history!  I am so glad these old building are being used to their full potential.

 

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Aspen Heights aka home: I have owned my own home for over three years in the Northwest corner of Sioux Falls. It is a cookie cutter home but was the move in ready style I desired as a new homeowner. I love being close to the interstate and a short drive to downtown or the mall area. It has a quaint tree lined boulevard at its entrance that fills me with pride and happiness as I drive down the long street to Jaime and I’s humble abode. You truly hit “adult status” when you own a home and I have loved every minute of it!

 

If you are looking for your first home or a new place to call home in the Sioux Falls area, contact me by phone at 261.8396 or email sadiehalberstadt@kw.com.  Home is a very special place, and I would love to help you on your journey to finding the perfect one!