A golden future for the Landstrom's Building

Published: Mar. 23, 2018 at 9:55 AM CDT
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Built in the 1920's, the Landstrom's Building has held the family's name for decades but is now housing a new future.

The location has undergone renovations in the past two years to transform it from the home of Black Hills Jewelry Manufacturing Company to a community hub of local businesses.

The building's owner, Dr. Robert Lemley, decided to transform the building and bring in businesses that would create a community draw.

The first operation to open up shop in the renovated building was Dunn Brothers Coffee in October 2017. Owner Diane O'Connor said they chose to move to the Landstrom's Building because of the location and the history.

"When my husband and I walked through it the first time, and they were explaining to us what they wanted to do with it, to be able to see some of the original parts of the building, the steel structures, the original brick, it was jut a beautiful building and we just wanted to be a part of it."

Prouty Pottery is another business that occupies a space in Landstrom's. The owner, Hester Prouty, sees a bright future for the historic building. "This is going to be the focal point of Rapid City on the west side. Like this is going to be your go to spot."