Whether you know Beresford as the halfway mark between Vermillion and Sioux Falls, or as the home to Touch of Dutch Family Restaurant, chances are you’ve made a stop or two.
605’s summer interns Kaatje Weiland and Corinne Stremmel joined me in a venture past the interstate and down the main drag to see what else the I-29 stop had to offer.
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JACK & JILL & CO.
We started at Jack & Jill & Co., a home décor store owned by Beresford local Jill Heidebrecht. Open since October of 2018, Heidebrecht offers upcycled furniture, locally made home décor, vintage finds, and more.
Besides perusing items like wooden signs and re-purposed bird cages, shoppers can also sign up for classes taught by the various vendors Heidebrecht carries.
“We are open Thursday through Saturday, staying open later on Thursdays,” said Heidebrecht. “We not only host classes then, like calligraphy or sign-making classes, but sometimes people need those extra hours after dinner to shop.”
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ADY LANE BOUTIQUE
Explaining the dangerous joy of shopping at every small town store to Kaatje and Corinne, I drove the two blocks to our next stop: Ady Lane Boutique.
Owners Casie Schable and Kristin Jensen started as hair stylist and client, but quickly turned to best friends that shared the same dream.
Known for its staple pieces with a twist, Ady Lane focuses on clothing that can go from the office to the grocery store to the streets of downtown.
Ady Lane was named after both owners’ daughters: Adelynn and Addison.
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Already excited about coming back to shop (or looking online), we crossed the street to our final stop of the day, where we met Klassix Bar owner Lonnie Merriman for a tour of the infamous “destination.”
“Klassix is all about entertainment. We have dartboards, live music, and a state-of-the-art golf simulator,” said Merriman.
Once being “the biggest seller of Fireball Whiskey in South Dakota” and known for their wings, Klassix has been hosting different leagues, street dances, and community gatherings since February of 2016.
“We consistently have good food and great service,” said Merriman. “I’m open seven days a week during the football season, and those Sundays usually turn into a community potluck. Everyone really gets along.”