The owners of Treasure’s Discount Market are in the process of purchasing City Lights Bar & Event Center at 316 S. Second St.
The building will offer a larger space for the store and continue to be a place to eat and have events. Carol Aberle, owner of City Lights said at this point the sale hasn’t closed. That, she said, could happen at the end of May.
Cheri Mortenson, co-owner of Treasure’s with Jordan Torrence, said the hope is to put the discount market at 311 S. Roosevelt St. on the south side of the City Lights building. That won’t happen until the end of June due to events planned at City Lights.
Mortenson said she and Torrence plan to expand the restaurant hours to include breakfast and lunch. Hours are currently from 4 to 9 p.m. They also want to expand the wedding venue area and set up a bin store that can be moved in and out of the space to accommodate private events.
New building means more space for Treasure’s Discount Market
While Treasure’s will only use part of the building, Mortenson said the shop will still be larger than the current store and have more freezer and refrigerator space as well as an opportunity to offer produce.
Treasure’s opened in Aberdeen in September 2022. The store offers a variety of grocery and home-use products purchased in bulk and sold 20% to 60% below typical in-store prices, according to information from the store.
Mortenson said the store has “definitely gone over very well” in Aberdeen, and the hope is that the bigger space can allow for more frequent product deliveries.
Dakota Pet Care open and taking appointments
A new veterinary clinic is open in Aberdeen.
Dakota Pet Care, 701 N. Production St., focuses on preventative and internal medicine for small companion animals. The clinic is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Construction began in 2022. The business started taking appointments on Monday, April 10.
“I practiced in Groton for 12 years,” said veterinarian Chanda Nilsson. “Many of my clients were living in Aberdeen, and I also spent a lot of time there, so it made sense to open the clinic there as well.”
Nilsson will be working with her staff of three veterinary technicians and has plans to expand in the future.
For more information, visit Dakota Pet Care on Facebook.
J&J Asian Grocery Store moving
J&J Asian Grocery Store is in the process of moving to 217 First Ave. S.W.
That’s the former American News warehouse southeast of the Second Street overpass.
The store, owned by June and Joseph Bow, opened two years ago at 118 S. Main St. But it was damaged when the Van Slyke Building next door collapsed on Friday, March 31. This prompted a need to find a new space and move inventory quickly.
June Bow said the store plans to be up and running in about two weeks. It offers a variety of Asian food products, including a selection of fresh vegetables delivered weekly.
Downtown Nutrition partnering with Quality Choices
Downtown Nutrition at 14 Second Ave. S.W., which is in the same building as J&J Asian Grocery Store, is closing. Business owner Miranda Wright said she is merging with Quality Choices Nutrition Center at 3001 Sixth Ave. S.E., suite 3.
Two new realty companies open in March, third changes ownership
Aberdeen has two new realty companies in A+Realty and NORTH Realty and Development, and First Premier Realty is now under new ownership.
A+Realty is at 218 Fifth Ave. N.W. The real estate team is Austin Stage, Scott Grebner and Elizabeth Stoks. A grand opening is planned on April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. The office number is 605-228-4087.
NORTH Realty and Development, with realtors Jess Nelson and Kim Heupel, is at Westwood Plaza, 1205 Sixth Ave. S.E., Suite 1. The office number is 605-228-2768. A grand opening open house is planned on April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.
First Premier Realty is now under the ownership of Aaron Darling, Andrea Holinka, Angela Kelly Steinbach and Nancy Bauer, according to a social media post from the business.
Prior owner Gary Diebert isn’t giving up his license as he will continue to be an active First Premier agent.
Editors note: Corrections have been made to some of the names in the First Premier Reality information.