I've been there! I'm originally from Sioux Falls and go up a time or two a
year on visits. When I've been there at Thanksgiving and they've been
roasting it looked to me like people were drawn *into* the place, not driven
away. That's probably the real complaint of the place next door.
There aren't too many places in malls where you can get a good cup of coffee
but Great Plains is *definitely* one of them - those bags of coffee beans
and the roaster aren't just there for decoration.
Checking the Empire Mall's web site http://www.theempiremall.com)I see
that they're bracketed by the Karmelcorn and 'space 61, available for lease'
so I wonder who's complaining. Probably the upscale menswear place in the
next spot over - I can see guys deflecting from clothes shopping for a cup
of coffee - especially when there's a large machine to watch.
Of course, you said Great *Northern* and this is Great *Plains* - perhaps
another in-mall roaster?
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