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New Businesses: Garage Living, Fireplace Gallery to trick out your garage, sell you a fireplace

June 27, 2017

In a few months, you'll have a one-stop spot in Sioux Falls to trick out your garage with new cabinets and car lift and add a fireplace to your home.

Coming to Sioux Falls: Garage Living and Fireplace Gallery and Design, owned by majority owners Tera and Russ Stough and minority owner Rick Adams.

But first, that big facelift. The building that will house both businesses, a 6,500-square-foot brick building at 1312 W. 41st Street, will get a makeover prior to its expected opening date in late August or early September.

"First we're going to light the building on fire," said Tera Stough. "That's No. 1."

No worries, firefighters. The Stoughs won't literally burn the building down. But the former home of Full Circle Gallery and Dakota Stained Glass will be hard to miss when it's done.'

A new fake top will adorn the flat-top building, glass garage doors will reveal the inside and on the outside, those flames, courtesy of torches built into the brick. 

"We’re going to put all-glass garage doors around the front of the building and the side," Stough said. "So when you’re coming down 41st Street you’ll be able to see into the showroom, you’ll see a car on a car lift, and you’ll be able to see the fireplaces and as well as, literally, the flames being put into the building, into the brick."

At Garage Living, you'll be able to buy everything from cabinets to car lifts to remake your garage into a showcase in which you can live. 

"Yes, you’ll be parking a vehicle in there, but you can also entertain in there," Stough said. "You can use it a mud room you don’t have in your home, you can use it for storage. You can put that work bench in there, but it’s more than a work bench.”

On the fireplace side of the business, Stough said they plan to sell four different brands of fireplaces, with product lines covering a wide range of prices.

“It’s really kind of edgy and cool," she said. "It’s fireplaces that nobody carries in Sioux Falls, and the price point is everything from first-time homebuyers to ones you see in casinos.”

Gregg Brown, broker at NAI Sioux Falls, helped the Stoughs find a home for Garage Living and Fireplace Gallery. The building was listed by Trow Fawcett and Dale Zomer at NAI Sioux Falls.

Stough runs a daycare in Brandon and her husband is a partner in an insurance company. They plan to expand to Minneapolis and Omaha in the coming year.

But first, that Sioux Falls store makeover and opening, offering both fireplaces and remade garages.

"When you walk into our store, you’re going to be able to see both," Stough said. "And it’s going to be a simple elegance.”

For more information on  Garage Living  and Fireplace Gallery, check them out on Facebook, go online to  www.garageliving.com/siouxfalls  or call 605-368-8180

Courtesy: Jeremy J Fugleberg, Argus Leader