Summer Crazy Days

If the fact that it’s already July isn’t CRAZY enough, the Bridges at 57th Street is taking crazy up a notch with our fun Summer Crazy Days event this month. Stop by July 21-23 and find huge summer clearance sales up to 75% off at your favorite Bridges locations. On Saturday July 22, we’re having a little extra fun from 2-4 pm with East River Treats ice cream truck, Twisted Chick Balloon Twister, Cherry Rock Farmer’s Market, a live remote, Dog Days (dogs allowed at all participating locations) and more! Our annual Summer Crazy Days event is a great time to get out and enjoy the park-like atmosphere of The Bridges at 57th Street and is perfect for a girl’s day out, a family outing or even a stop with the dog.


This summer is also bringing about some fresh new changes at The Bridges. A couple of your favorite stores have moved to a different space to offer an even better shopping experience. The new Forget Me Not store offers more square footage, the addition of some fun clothing lines and the added bonus of being connected to Eddy Joy Baby Boutique next door. Both stores are now located just south of Bracco on the first level. 


The Bridges at 57th Street also recently welcomed Travel Leaders, one of the area’s favorite travel agencies. Travel Leaders has a combined 65 years in the travel industry and we are excited to have them here. We are also anticipating the arrival of Dakota Seafood as they are busy remodeling the former Cleaver’s Market space to accommodate loads of FRESH tasty seafood. Dakota Seafood has plans to open this fall. Finally, you can look forward to something completely new as we welcome a pilates studio to The Bridges. Final plans are still underway and you will be hearing more about this in the very near future (during Crazy Days, hint hint).


We are always proud of our local owners and their amazing successes, and this month we’d like to share a few. Flyboy Donuts has expanded its services to offer a very cool Donut Truck that is happy to make appearances all over town and at all kinds of events. Check it out at flyboydonuts.com. Shop Dog Boutique was also ranked one of America’s Coolest Stores by Pets+ magazine. J.Ella Boutique launched #BeKindSD to help spread kindness. We love our creative, amazing entrepreneurs!

We're going to the DOGS.

Starting Saturday, June 3, the Bridges at 57th Street will be hosting “Dog Days of Summer” every Saturday through August. Dogs are welcome to shop, relax and even dine with their owners as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash.

The idea came from the success of having Shop Dog Boutique on site at The Bridges, where four-legged friends come and go all day long. Several other locations—such as Kidtopia and Posh Boutique—already allow dogs inside. But with the Dog Days of Summer events each Saturday, many others have jumped on board. Participating locations can be identified by the Dog Days window cling on the front door.

The idea is not a new one. The trend to allow dogs is growing, thanks to major dog-friendly retailers like Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and many more—including places like Home Depot and Lowes in Sioux Falls.

As part of Dog Days, Shop Dog Boutique will serve as a watering hole for thirsty hounds, with full water dishes available outside. Free doggie treats will also be handed out on Saturdays at Shop Dog and several other locations. Bracco and Starz restaurants will have designated dog-friendly areas on their outdoor patios every Saturday. There are outdoor tables, chairs and benches throughout the park-like atmosphere and a pet disposal station has been installed on site.

The idea is to allow shoppers to continue to spend their day with their “best friends” and to avoid having to make any dog wait inside a hot car—even for just a few minutes. We look forward to the extra fun that will be part of The Bridges experience every Saturday this summer. Make plans to join us, and bring Fido with you.

The best gifts come from the Bridges

May is a big month for gift giving! If you want a truly unique gift you need to shop at a truly unique store. Lucky for you, The Bridges is full of them! We have dozens of locally owned locations that make gift giving easy and fun.

Here are some of our favorite gift ideas:

•A custom fitted suit from the fashion experts at David Jones Fashions. A quality fitted suit can make any man look and feel his best. Confidence is an incredible gift! 

•A cupcake bouquet from Oh My Cupcakes! These are absolutely gorgeous and they taste as good as they look. Oh My Cupcakes! specializes in a-mazing cupcakes, packaged beautifully and always served with a smile.

•Pandora or Alex and Ani jewelry from You’ve Been Framed is the perfect gift for any woman on your list. Trust us, this is what she wants.

Forget Me Not is dedicated to gift giving with serving and entertaining pieces from Nora Roberts, Mariposa and Beatriz Ball.

Shop Dog Boutique has dog lovers covered with custom doggie art, eco-friendly pet supplies, magnets, tins and home décor.

Eddy Joy Baby Boutique is all about babies and toddlers, with adorable clothing and accessories plus tons of award-winning baby products and toys. They also carry must-haves for new and expectant moms.

Flyboy Donuts has the best donuts around and can create unique messages out of donut letters like “Class of 2017” “Happy Birthday” and “Will You Marry Me?”

•Treat someone to some “Ahhh” at Belle Touche Aveda where just walking in the door makes you feel better. Choose from a full line of Aveda products (they all smell amazing) or any lovely hair or nail service. Ask the crew to put your gift in a custom gift basket—they’ll be happy to oblige.

•Not just coffee—Protein Coffee from Complete Nutrition. Packed with protein and containing less carbs and sugar than your usual. This is a gift you just might want to give yourself.

•The very latest trends and her favorite fashions are available at Posh Boutique, where Becky and her crew are happy to help. Personal consultations and gift cards are a great idea!

Edible Arrangements takes fruit to the next level with fantastic bouquet arrangements and all kinds of chocolate-covered fruit. Their chocolate-covered strawberry boxes are always a hit.

AMaVo Boutique is a little slice of heaven—literally. Thanks to trendy and fun fashions that celebrate every woman and gifts with a Christian message, you’ll find just thing every time.

•How about a professional massage from Bridges Chiropractic? Gift certificates are always available!

J.Ella Boutique is in a new location at The Bridges and offers a new line of baby fashions—just as adorable as their women’s fashions. Or…how about a Volcano candle or Love and Toast lotions?

Those are just a few of the things locally owned awesomeness brings to Sioux Falls. Stop by The Bridges and take a stroll through our park-like atmosphere to experience shopping on a whole new level. See you soon!

 

Hello Spring!

Spring is here and that means fresh new things at The Bridges, from colorful wardrobes to lighter menus to a fresh re-branded website! We are very excited to launch our new user-friendly website, which includes our new updated logo and some fun new features—like this blog, for instance! We hope you like it and would love to hear your feedback. Check in every month for a timely topic, updated Bridges news and some of our favorite finds.

Spring is also the beginning of special celebrations, like Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings and showers. The best gifts always come from The Bridges, thanks to locally owned boutiques that go out of their way to find unique items that you can’t get just anywhere. If you’re looking for ideas, consider custom framing, custom jewelry, customized skin and hair care, a personalized shopping experience, custom decorating, custom cupcakes or donuts...the key word here is “custom” because The Bridges really does cater to an individual experience.

Finally, a little news. J.Ella Boutique has moved into a new location at The Bridges and is loving the brighter, more visible storefront in our south building. Our friends at Bridges Chiropractic are expanding into the old J.Ella Boutique location, providing Dr. Schroeder and his staff with double the space and a better client experience. We are sad to say good-bye to Cleaver’s Market as they move away from their popular brick-and-mortar location on the corner to specialize in Cleaver’s Catering. We wish them the best of luck! We have several new tenants getting ready to sign on the dotted line and we are super excited to welcome them…you’ll hear all about it in next month’s blog.

Have an amazing spring and don’t forget to like our Facebook page for all the latest updates and your chance to win during any of our many fun promotions!