Now open: Fareway store in Tea, in former Sunshine Foods location


Now open: Fareway store in Tea, in former Sunshine Foods location

Jeremy Fugleberg, Sioux Falls Argus Leader

It's a changing of the guard at the Tea grocery store.

Fareway Stores Inc. is now in Tea, at the site of former Sunshine Foods at 720 E. 1st St.

The 18,500-square-foot store held its grand opening celebration on Wednesday. Fareway announced in October it had purchased the store from the Svanda family and planned to remodel it.

The Fareway grocery store at 720 E. 1st St. in Tea. The store was formerly a Sunshine Foods. (Photo: Patrick Anderson / Sioux Falls Business Journal)

“We look forward to serving the area residents of Tea and becoming an integral part of this thriving community,” said Fareway President & CEO Reynolds W. Cramer in a news release. “We would also like to thank the Svanda family for their hard work and dedication over the last 12 years.” 

The store will be managed by Grocery Manager Bryan Youngstrom and Market Manager Brett Kelley.

“Having a Fareway food store in Tea will be a wonderful addition to our community,” said City of Tea Mayor John Lawler, in the news release.

Fareway continues to grow its presence in the Sioux Falls area. The Tea store will be the company's fourth in the area. It opened a Harrisburg store in December 2017.

“The community would like to extend a warm welcome to Fareway,” said Tea Economic Development Corporation representative Wayne Larson, in the news release. “We appreciate Fareway’s investment and addition to the retail landscape.”