Joséphine will host the opening of a new Wedge flower shop on the west

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – A new development on the south side of Sioux Falls is now complete. Its new tenant will have a big opening party on Saturday.

“This is actually my 4th location now, I started on Philips Avenue.

Although her business has had different homes over the years, Josephine Schallenkamp has been a flower staple in Sioux Falls for decades.

“In fact, this week marks the 36th anniversary,” Schallenkamp said.

For the past 28 years, Josephine has been at the 8th and Railroad Center in downtown Sioux Falls, where just a year ago she had her busiest holiday season ever.

“On Thanksgiving Day, we would call anyone to come deliver,” Schallenkamp said in an interview in December 2020.

This activity continues during this holiday season, but in its new store.

“Honestly, I’m so surprised at the number of entries, we’ve never had that. This morning the five of us were busy with people, ”Schallenkamp said.

Josephine’s unique floral designs filled the latest open space at Wedge on Western Development, bringing together a group of stores and services that attract many customers every day.

“Like Breadico, the traffic is constant on Saturday mornings, so we try to be part of it and get people to bring home a bouquet as well,” Schallenkamp said.

In addition to walk-in services, the flower shop is always busy providing special orders for weddings, funerals and events. Schallenkamp has also added staff to help customers come up with new offerings in their new store.

“We also do a lot of lessons. Focus more on the fresh silks than on the silks like we have done before, ”she said. “And chocolates, we have a great range of chocolates. “

Joséphine’s is organizing its grand opening and open house on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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