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Lynn's Dakota Mart

The founder of Lynn’s, Inc., Lynn Feist, was born in 1941 and was raised in the Ludlow area of Harding County, SD. In 1945, the family moved to Rapid City, SD, where Lynn graduated from high school. He continued his education at Black Hills State University. While going to college, Lynn worked for Red Owl grocery in Rapid City, SD. In 1968, Lynn and his wife Georgia, purchased their first grocery store in Faith, SD. Two years later he bought a store in Lemmon, SD. Lynn continued to expand his business by opening a grocery store in Eagle Butte, SD in 1971 and one in Sturgis, SD in 1972. In 1975, he constructed a new store in Lemmon and moved the corporate offices out of his basement into the store’s mezzanine. The Lemmon store was later sold to an employee. In May 2004, the Feist family was notified that Lynn Feist had been selected as an inductee into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. What an honor! Following in their father’s footsteps, Don and Jim Feist continue to run the Feist family business and have been blessed with continual growth over the years. Today the second generation Feist family operates ten full-line grocery stores in South Dakota and four gas/convenience stores in Lead, SD, Hot Springs, SD, Pierre, SD, and Custer, SD. The corporate office is now located in Rapid City, SD. The company is dedicated to being the “Better Choice” grocery store in the markets they serve. At Lynn’s, we pride ourselves on having great customer service, providing groceries at a value, operating clean stores and having employees that care.


(605) 223-3141

210 1st St, Fort Pierre, SD 57532

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