Everyone needs something to get their mind and body working in the morning. The solution for most people is a nice, hot (or iced) “cup of joe.”

Coffee lovers in Sioux Falls enjoy a variety of coffee shop options throughout the city. Unfortunately, there is one less to visit in Sioux Falls. In fact, it was actually shocking to see this building completely empty.

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The Caribou Coffee shop on 41st and Holly right near the Western Mall has permanently closed its doors. Sioux Falls drivers while out and about this past weekend were probably surprised to discover the stripped down, vacant Caribou Coffee shop. I know I was. I imagine that particular Caribou Coffee shop has been in business for quite some time. I know it was one of my first stops for coffee when I moved here four years ago.

So why did the Caribou Coffee shop on 41st Street shut its doors? Sadly, there is not a simple answer to that question. The sign on the door of the Caribou Coffee shop did not indicate a reason why the coffee roastery closed.

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This new Caribou Coffee shop is located at 2501 W. 12th Street next to Burger King. This is the coffee chain's sixth location in Sioux Falls plus an additional shop in the Empire Mall. The posted sign merely informs Caribou Coffee drinkers they have three other locations close to the 41st Street spot to satisfy their coffee fix. Two out of the three locations mentioned are nearby right along Minnesota Ave.

Despite the stunning news, Caribou Coffee  recently opened a new location on the west side of Sioux Falls. Coffee drinkers can find a new Caribou Coffee shop at 2501 W. 12th Street next to Burger King. This is the coffee chain's eighth location in Sioux Falls in addition to the shop in the Empire Mall.

Food Network Shows That Have Been To South Dakota

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But it is pretty cool when something from South Dakota is on TV. Three shows from the Food Network family of shows have showcased South Dakota restaurants.

You may remember when Guy Fieri and Diners Drive-ins and Dives was in Sioux Falls in June of 2020 to visit some of our city's unique establishments.

A few years ago the Travel Channel Show Food Paradise visited Deadwood.

If you remember the 'golden age' of Foot Network, back when Rachel Ray was the queen of the channel, she took her show $40 a Day to Rapid City in 2005.

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South Dakota may have a small population, but our state's contributions to sports have been pretty big.

People born in the 605 have gone on to be in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA, WWE, WNBA, and in the Olympics.

Meet seven of the most famous: