It might be one of the best retail locations in the Sioux Empire, but businesses are having a hard time keeping their doors open in the Great Meadows strip mall on South Louise Avenue. Linens-n-Things closed in 2008 and now Big Lots will soon be leaving it's home for the past 5 years at 2808 S. Louise Avenue.

Another business is ready to give the location a shot. ALDI, a discount supermarket chain, has submitted plans to open a store in the Big Lots space.

ALDI will use approximately 23,000 square feet of the location leaving 5,000 square feet on the sound end to lease.

Currently, the closest ALDI stores to Sioux Falls are in Willmar, Minnesota and Omaha, Nebraska.