New plaza coming to South Sioux City

SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- A new development in South Sioux City is meant to draw in folks from all over northeast Nebraska, northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. 

"I've always said South Sioux City has a lot of great places [...] but something's missing [...] I want to grow my hometown," Chris Krueger, owner of Cardinal Capital Group, said. 

Krueger grew up in South Sioux City, as did his wife and family. He always noticed coworkers and friends would travel to Iowa or other cities just for specific restaurants.

So, after Krueger fell into construction and came to own Cardinal Capital Group, he decided to use his skills to serve up something special.  

"Just bringing more options," he said.  He said the city is very family-oriented and that this will bring families together more conveniently.

The project came together after Scooter's Coffee reached out to him two years ago, looking for a high traffic spot in Nebraska. They are now the first in the units to be up and running. Other businesses will include a Greek restaurant, a nail salon, a Jimmy John's and one other finalized but still-a-surprise place. 

"That snowballed into reaching out to other businesses," he said. 

The project is set to be completed in May. 

Krueger's next goals, he said, will be to remodel and revitalize dilapidated buildings.