Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Posted November 19, 2014in On the Move

Brenton Skating Plaza opens Nov. 21

The outdoor skating rink at 520 Robert D. Ray Drive opens at noon on Nov. 21 for the 2014-2015 season. Brenton Skating Plaza, which first opened in 2006, will be open every day from now through March. Admission is $5 for adults, $3.25 for seniors and children ages 6 to

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Posted November 12, 2014in On the Move

Celebrations brings after-work parties to the metro

Bob Etvel recently opened a new bar and restaurant at 8410 Hickman Road in Clive, where Drink was previously located. Serving fresh, not frozen, foods such as deep dish and thin-crust pizza, onion rings and mozzarella sticks, Celebrations aims to give customers an after-work party experience with DJs, party favors

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Posted November 05, 2014in On the Move

West Des Moines swim school now open

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools opened Nov. 3 near Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Equipped with a 46-foot by 24-foot heated indoor pool, the school is open year-round. It also has a viewing area with free Wi-Fi for parents, a play area, changing rooms, a snack bar and a

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Posted October 29, 2014in On the Move

RoCA opens on Court Avenue

The newest downtown dinner restaurant opened last week at 208 Court Ave., where the Sbrocco wine bar used to be. Three real estate brokers, Tyler Dingel, Todd Millang and Brian Martin, own RoCA, and its managing partner is Jason Kapela, co-owner of Louie’s Wine Dive in Des Moines. The unique

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Posted October 22, 2014in On the Move

Urbandale Aldi reopens after expansion

The Urbandale grocery store reopens Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. following a major remodeling and expansion. Located at 8400 Douglas Ave., Aldi added more than 2,000 square feet, another aisle and a checkout lane. The building is now 17,250 square feet and contains five grocery aisles. The ceiling was also

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Posted October 15, 2014in On the Move

New Kum & Go store to replace current Windsor Heights location

Kum & Go is planning an expansion at the intersection of 73rd St. and University Avenue in Windsor Heights, expected to open by March of 2015. The new store will replace one that sat on the corner of the lot. Kum & Go purchased the adjacent property, which used to

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Posted October 08, 2014in On the Move

Downtown hotel rebrands, changes name

The owners of The Suites of 800 Locust have rebranded the downtown hotel and renamed the property Des Lux (pronounced deluxe) Hotel. Rebound Hospitality paid $3.27 million for the hotel last December and has invested about $500,000 in improvements on the 102-year-old, 51-room property. They have also renamed the hotel’s

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Posted October 01, 2014in On the Move

Merle Norman Cosmetics opens in West Des Moines

Merle Norman opened Sept. 2 at 6305 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 3107, in the same strip mall where Starbucks is located. The cosmetics store has two other locations, in Des Moines and Ankeny, and all three are owned by Wendy Miranda. Merle Norman is based in Los Angeles and offers

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Posted September 24, 2014in On the Move

Uber now serving Des Moines

Uber, the ride-sharing service operating in more than 200 cities worldwide and based in San Francisco, began serving the Des Moines area on Sept. 12. As an alternative to taxis, Uber customers can use a smartphone app to locate nearby vehicles and request a ride. Users need an account to

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Posted September 17, 2014in On the Move

Cool Basil opens in Clive

The Thai and sushi restaurant recently opened about two blocks east of the old location at 8801 University Ave. into a bigger space on the corner of 86th Street and University Avenue. in Clive. Liam Anivat opened Cool Basil 10 years ago and has more than doubled the seating in

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