Black Hills FOX Business: the BEStro and Holiday Hiring

Published: Oct. 8, 2018 at 4:57 PM MDT
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It's a little chilly outside so if you're looking to warm up with a cup of joe, there is a new place in town you can go.

BES Lighting, a furniture store located at 333 Omaha St. Suite 4 in Tuscany Square, has been open since 1984 but its owners' most recent venture is a new coffee shop sitting at its storefront.

With a passion for cooking and baking alongside her children and her husband running BES Lighting, owner Darci Beatty says the BEStro is the perfect fit for the community and her family.

The shop offers every coffee and tea beverage you can think of along with sandwiches and homemade baked goods. Beatty says the goal of the BEStro is to make someone's day.

"We want to treat our customers as if they were a guest in our own home. That's our goal here. Every one of the employees, that's what we're here for is to bless our customer and give them a good experience for the day," said Darci Beatty, owner of the BEStro.

The BEStro accepts suggestions and ideas for recipes and you can even get the first bite for free as a way of saying "thanks" for sharing.


The holiday season is here and the shelves of area stores will not fill themselves. That is the reason why many shops are calling for extra help.

One store that always calls for a few extra hands is At Home, the large home furnishings store attached to Rushmore Mall in Rapid City.

Management says normally, their staff includes about 18 people -- but during the holidays, they employ extra seasonal associates to fill a variety of roles.

"It definitely helps speed up production, helps us get everything out here looking nice and neat for you guys coming into the store and from there we can also help you guys and be sure we have some more people on the sales floor also to make sure everybody gets help with their questions that they need," said Eric Beebe, the inventory control manager at At Home.

Similar to most stores, there are a couple of ways you can apply to those seasonal positions. For At Home, you can apply in person at the computer in the store or on their website at