Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Posted June 22, 2016in On the Move

Twisted Vine Brewery gets new location

  The Twisted Vine Brewery has found a new location. The beer-maker has moved 25 miles from St. Charles to a much bigger space in West Des Moines, where Denny Arthur’s used to be. The brewery has transformed itself from being a small 400-square-foot shop into a sprawling 7,200-square-foot operation,

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Posted June 15, 2016in On the Move

Altoona shopping center to begin construction

  A new Altoona shopping center, originally planned to open this fall, will begin construction this month and have its grand opening in October 2017. The 34-acre, 300,000-square-foot outlet mall was delayed in order to ensure the Massachusetts-based company, New England Development, had the proper plan. Approximately 500 construction jobs

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Posted June 08, 2016in On the Move

Ankeny wine bar and grill opens

Ankeny has a new restaurant and bar in the Prairie Trail development. District 36 Wine Bar and Grille is now open for lunch and dinner. The new dining spot seats more than 240 guests indoors and up to an additional 60 on the patio. The new spot is seen as

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Posted June 01, 2016in On the Move

Men’s Style Lab moves to East Village

  Des Moines online fashion startup Men’s Style Lab has moved to the East Village. The company will soon sell clothing not just online, but also by way of an 8,000-square-foot brick and mortar building at the 500 block of East Locust Street. Much of the space is for its

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Posted May 25, 2016in On the Move

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  Boomtown Ankeny The numbers are in, and Ankeny is growing at the third-fastest annual rate in the country at 6.5 percent, according to 2015 U.S. Census statistics comparing cities with more than 50,000 people. The suburb has doubled its population in the last 15 years, raising its number to

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Posted May 18, 2016in On the Move

Downtown residential project unveiled

  Knapp Properties recently unveiled plans for a downtown residential project located at 420 Court Ave. The 81 new units will be above the Hy-Vee grocery store that’s currently under construction in the Court Avenue Entertainment District. The store is slated to open in the winter of 2016, and the

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Posted May 11, 2016in On the Move

Brand new ReStore

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity has opened a new resale shop, ReStore, with its second metro area store at 4033 N.W. Urbandale Drive in Urbandale. The 25,000-square-foot building provides discounted wares to retail shoppers, remodelers and house-flippers. Habitat’s first local ReStore originally opened on Second Avenue in 2003, and

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Posted May 04, 2016in On the Move

Pleading The Fifth

  A proposed downtown 32-story skyscraper, set for Fifth and Court avenues, has cleared its biggest hurdle by gaining recent approval by the Des Moines City Council. The planned tower would be the fourth tallest building in the state and will contain 200 residential units, an upscale urban movie theater,

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Posted April 20, 2016in On the Move

Changes coming to Jordan Creek Town Center

  Jordan Creek is getting more comfortable this fall. Soft Surroundings — a women’s clothing, accessories and beauty store, which also sells goods for around the home — is slated to occupy the Tommy Hilfiger’s former location in Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. The incoming retailer is

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Posted April 13, 2016in On the Move

New men’s salon will serve alcohol

  A new West Des Moines barbershop called “Scissors and Scotch” is set to give haircuts, facial hair trims and men’s grooming procedures — while serving Scotch. The new shop is scheduled to open next month in the Paradise Pointe shopping center on Mills Civic Parkway near Jordan Creek Town

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