StartUp Sioux Falls Downtown Location already costing taxpayers $202K

Remember when they told us the reason they are only paying $1 a year for rent is because they were going to take care of the renovations . . . just not all of them (Item #6, Sub Item #16);*

Centralized Facilities Improvements – Milwaukee Depot Dock Renovation; To award a bid, 605 Companies, $202K

I did remember there was something in the lease that said they would only be responsible for interior renovations, but that seems like an awful lot of money to turn a loading dock into a patio. Do they sell gold plated decking?

I remember reading this caveat in the contract and thought to myself, “This is gonna cost us.” It didn’t take long for them to come to the feeding trough.

We should have made this into another overnight homeless shelter, probably would have cost us less.

*I also like their attempt in burying this as the last item on the consent and calling the building by it’s historical name. Sneaky.


#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.17.22 at 8:27 am

This won’t negatively impact the continual proliferation of boutiques and breweries downtown, will it? #IHopeNot

But that’s the one nice thing about food trucks, they can’t touch them with this one. #FoodTruckDemolitionDerby

#2 D@ily Spin on 09.17.22 at 11:58 am

If you want a paper plane, they fold up a devious Council item and buy a 747. Who do you trust more, politicians or lawyers? Neither but lawyers if you must.

#3 D@ily Spin on 09.17.22 at 8:28 pm

My career was planning comm systems. I worked federal, state, and local. Told a police chief there must be an 80’ monopole for antenna. His comeback was ‘So you’re saying I need a new 6 story police station’. It’s how they think and why they’d never make it in private business.

#4 Further Fear & Loathing on 09.17.22 at 9:07 pm

Shakespeare thought the lawyers needed to go first, but maybe he was wrong. The Bard should have picked the bastards before the barristers. #BoutiquesOrBreweries?

#5 LJL on 09.22.22 at 7:08 pm

The Quid Pro Quo for council friends is the only transparent actions of this city. Huether normalized city corruption!