January 5, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A business owner in downtown Watertown has received a building permit to reconstruct the exterior of her business and two adjacent buildings.

The applicant for the permit is Mindy Wirkus of Ledger’s, at 9 South Broadway.

She’s purchased two buildings next door, at 11 and 13 South Broadway. They’re located in what’s considered a historical district and there was much discussion about adhering to historical values in any redesign that takes place.

Watertown Development Company Executive Director Chris Schilken spoke on behalf of the project…

Wirkus spoke to the council, saying she had options on where to locate her expanding business, but her preference is to stay downtown…

The building permit was approved unanimously.