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Main Street Legion building sold

Signage for American Legion Post 18 is pictured along Main Street Thursday. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)

A few Mitchell businesses are experiencing some building-related changes.

American Legion Coacher-Goetsch Post 18 has sold its building located at 107 N. Main St. in Mitchell, after announcing in October that it would no longer continue with a bar and restaurant.

Hugh Holmes, the post's membership chairman, said the building has been sold. Its purchaser is Anisa Deinert, who owns Potter's Plus Studio, located nearby at 100 N. Main St. Potter's Plus is a full-service ceramics studio that is open on the weekends to the public, and also hosts private parties.

Legion leaders said last fall that they had a desire to downsize into a smaller building, citing costs and overhead expenses that were becoming too difficult to manage. The Legion's membership is continuing to meet regularly at Mitchell's Veterans of Foreign Wars post. The post, which is marking its 100th year, held its banquet on Thursday at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

"We're still going to keep doing our programs and we'll do those in the future," Holmes said. We still want to maintain our presence in the community."

Deinert could not be reached by The Daily Republic this week regarding the former Legion building's future.

Avera buildings see changes

A pair of buildings owned by Avera Health in Mitchell are also seeing changes in tenants.

The Avera Medical Plaza building, located at 2200 N. Kimball Ave., is currently being renovated by Navigant, the consulting company which has had offices in the Palace Mall at 1801 N. Main St.

The Mitchell location does healthcare consulting, with various patient account representatives involved with customer service, medical billing and account matters.

A building permit filed with the city of Mitchell indicates Navigant intends to renovate space at the 2200 N. Kimball Ave. location, at a cost of $2.8 million. Messages left for Navigant representatives were not returned prior to the deadline for this story.

Changes are also being made at the Avera-owned building at 1120 E. Seventh Ave. The former internal medicine clinic space is being renovated for Siouxland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. That business is currently located at 2200 N. Kimball St. but intends to move to 1120 E. Seventh Ave. Siouxland's new location is located between Firesteel Healthcare Center and Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. The business does various oral and dental surgery procedures and also has locations in Sioux Falls, Yankton and Brookings.

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