We want to be honest. Parking spaces are sometimes hard to find on Brookings’ popular Main Street. But there’s a reason. City leaders and have focused on landscaping and restoring the downtown, and those efforts have attracted entrepreneurs. You’ll find the usual college fare: a comic and bookstore, two of South Dakota’s finest bicycle shops, two stylish re-purposing craft stores and several clothing stores, including a Jackrabbit clothier for fans that also specializes in pheasant and rodeo themes. Downtown is especially the entertainment district, brew pubs with great names like Wooden Legs and Eponymous, dead-serious-about-great-coffee shops and a variety of wonderful diners. So don’t hesitate to walk a bit — you’ll find intriguing storefronts on every block.