Project Spotlight: Papa Woody’s Opens in New Location

When Papa Woody’s grew out of their first restaurant location in downtown Sioux Falls South Dakota, they turned to Lloyd Companies to find a new space for their growing restaurant. Lloyd Companies reached out to Randy Gunnink and his team at Schemmer to help them create a new space for them to grow.

Papa Woody’s Opens in New Location

Schemmer designed a space specifically for their needs in an existing shell building. To make the restaurant perfect for the owners, the Schemmer team provided:

  • Floor plan designs, restroom layout, and coordination with a local food-service equipment supplier for equipment layouts.
  • Building code evaluation
  • Coordination with restaurant furniture and equipment supplier
  • Basic walls and finish material plans
  • Ceiling plans
  • Interior elevations
  • And more

Papa Woody's began as a food truck in 2016 before moving to a small space in the Jones421 building located in downtown Sioux Falls in 2019.

Papa Woody's new location is approximately 4,200 SF space within The Cascade mixed-use building that overlooks the neighboring Falls Park. The space features more kitchen space, a high-top counter, bar, outdoor patio area, and can seat up to 90 guests.

Papa Woody's officially opened their new location on Monday, February 14. The wood-fired pizza restaurant offers easy pickup to the apartment building and brewery just a short walk away.

Additional Information: Papa Woody’s moves into bigger location

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