Convolo Brings New Small-Scale Event Space to Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – A familiar historic building in downtown Sioux Falls has undergone many changes over the past decade and now has a whole new look. A pic inside the new Convolo event space at the corner of 8th Street and Weber Avenue in tonight’s Your Money Matters.

“Everyone knows the building,” said Convolo co-owner Amy Boes.

There have been many businesses over the years, most recently Books and Brews, Fernson Brewery and a music venue and bar before that.

“I used to come here quite often when it was Latitude 44 and there was live music here on stage,” Boes said.

But now those red velvet curtains have turned bright and white as the Convolo event space has completely transformed the well-known building.

“We had the floors sanded and refinished, painted the woodwork and the ceiling white to give it a more airy feel here,” said Convolo co-owner Angela Merritt.

Owners Amy Boes and Angela Merritt wanted to make it a clean, modern canvas for anyone hosting an event.

“We knew there was an opportunity for smaller-scale events here, downtown in particular,” Merritt said.

While live music is always an option, Convolo owners say the possibilities for the space are endless. The room is set up for food, beverages and any type of event or party you want to host in downtown Sioux Falls.

“We did a lot of showers, reception dinners, rehearsals, rehearsal dinners, company parties, retirement parties, graduation parties,” Boes said.

“Those that are too big for a home, but too small for other venue options. It seemed like the right niche market for it,” Merritt said.

The renovated room can accommodate up to 95 people, with up to 60 seats.

“You can bring in your own caterer or you can bring in your own food as well,” Merritt said.

Soon, the back half of the building will house another business that will operate well alongside their event venue.

“The former owner of Kaladis and his family are creating their own Brazilian restaurant there which will be very authentic,” Boes said. “And then they will also offer a catering service.”

Convolo has also rented an expanded parking lot next to the building to better accommodate their events.

David H. Henry