USD and SDSU Store Opens at The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls

Jack and Charlie

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Jack & Charlie’s has recently opened at The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. The store is jointly operated by South Dakota State University in Brookings and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

Jack & Charlie’s is named after the universities’ mascots, Jack the Jackrabbit and Charlie Coyote. The 3,000-square-foot store is located just inside the northeast entrance of the mall across from Red Robin. It carries apparel, gifts, souvenirs, tailgating gear and more items from both schools.

The store plans a formal grand opening for customers in the coming weeks.


Matt Schmidt, / 605-688-5399

Tena Haraldson: / 605-658-6270 or 605-310-1006 (cell)

High Resolution Image download: Jack & Charlie's storefront at the Empire Mall


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.