Uptown: The Diamond From The Rough
By Peggy Moyer
Published: October 17, 2012
SIOUX FALLS, SD - In most cities you can find an area referred to as downtown or uptown, but not too many cities have both.
Here in Sioux Falls, you have to go downtown to find the uptown district.
Between Phillips and Main and from 5th Street to 2nd Street, you'll find a few acres on the north end of downtown Sioux Falls known as the uptown district. And with a name like uptown, as you might imagine, there's a little bit of activity in the area...
Five years ago the Tri-State Creamery building in uptown Sioux Falls had just one employee. Now, Oh My Cupcakes has just 1,000 square feet of the building and more than 20 employees.
Four other businesses have joined Oh My Cupcakes owner Melissa Johnson in the old Creamery building.
"Five years ago, I don't think many people would have thought to come down here, but uptown has really increased. It's grown and it's so much fun down here. I just love the building and the area," Johnson said.
Johnson says the number of walk-in customers increases each month. And with all of the development, she's even considering expanding her business.
"It is very exciting. We're looking at some things like even re-doing our business model a tiny bit and adding like a coffee bar and some things like that because of more traffic and more living space down here. I think everything will increase," Johnson said.
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