Get ready to fall for The Bridges

The delivery trucks are rolling in daily, filled with awesomeness for the upcoming fall season. We love the fall décor, the fall flavors and especially the fall fashions at The Bridges. We are excited for this change of seasons and all the traditions that go with it—but like the school kids, we’re still not quite ready to say good-bye to summer.

The Bridges Dog Days of Summer continues every Saturday through the end of the month. Bring your dogs to all the dog-friendly stores and patios at The Bridges and spend the day with your furry best friend. We’ve had a lot of fun with this and you can bet The Bridges will be “going to the dogs” more often. 

Nothing says summer like a farmer’s market, and our Cherry Rock Farmer’s Market has some of the season’s best produce available every Thursday from 2 pm-6 pm in the Bridges parking lot between Gunderson’s and Bracco. If you haven’t had a fresh Cherry Rock Farm’s tomato, you are truly missing out.

With convenient access to the Sioux Falls bike trail system, The Bridges has become a popular spot for bikers who love Flyboy Donuts, Oh My Cupcakes, a little caffeinated energy from Scooter’s Coffee or some beverages at Starz and Bracco. The Bridges has installed several bike racks, so bike on over and enjoy all we have to offer.

We all know August is the month for back-to-school, and some of our locations are more than ready. You’ll find a great selection of unique backpacks at Kidtopia as well as educational supplies, toys and games. Kidtopia celebrates 10 years at The Bridges and will be having a big anniversary party on September 9th—stay tuned for details! Mathnasium is also gearing up for another school year and are here to help your students better learn and excel at all levels of math.

This month we welcome our new friends at Club Pilates as they open their doors with a new Pilates studio equipped with EXO chairs, springboards, TRX, ladder barrel, barre, mats, balls and weights. The studio will be located just two doors down from Scooter’s coffee next to Mathnasium.

We are also looking forward to opening Dakota Seafood this fall in the former Cleaver’s Market location. Construction continues on this space as we prepare for the arrival of fresh, amazing seafood. We will keep you posted on the exact opening date—our mouths are already watering.

As always, thank you for making The Bridges a favorite regional destination. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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 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!