They say all good things must come to an end. However, there was still hope in the Sioux Falls community that a restaurant would open its doors again.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Cherry Creek Grill in Sioux Falls officially announced in a Facebook post that the local eatery will be closing indefinitely.

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Cherry Creek Grill in Sioux Falls has been closed since September 2022 due to a fire. Prior to the fire, the establishment was in the middle of major renovations. The owner of Cherry Creek Grill Charlie Kneip had big plans for the neighborhood spot. However, the fire derailed a majority of these plans.

The fire put a lot of things in perspective for Charlie Kneip. In the end, Charlie realized that he wanted to spend more time with his family and that it was time to retire.

"If I was 20 years younger, there would be no question, I would be reopening."

The building, land, and liquor license for Cherry Creek Grill will be "up for sale in the very near future."

Although this news can be disappointing for some, there is a bright side to this story. Besides owning and operating Cherry Creek Grill, Charlie Kneip has been running TC's Referee Sports Bar and Grill for over 30 years. Kneip wants to reassure his loyal Cherry Creek Grill patrons that TC's Referee Sports Bar and Grill will remain open in Sioux Falls! Kneip explains that TC's Referee provides the same "great experience" as Cherry Creek Grill. The menus are even the same!

Anyone who currently has Cherry Creek Grill gift cards will be honored at TC's Referee Sports Bar and Grill.

We'll miss Cherry Creek Grill! Thanks for the memories!

Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

Gallery Credit: Christine Manika

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives in Sioux Falls

In June of 2020, Guy Fieri and his crew from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives came to Sioux Falls and made quite a stir.

In case you've never been lured into an hours-long binge of the show on Food Network, Guy Fieri visits places off the beaten path and tries out their signature dishes and visits with locals.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

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