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Posted August 20, 2014in On the Move

Golf and go-kart center revived in Des Moines

Zip Zone, an updated outdoor fun center, is now open at 6220 Grand Ave., where Des Moines Putting and Go-Kart used to be. The business was revived by new owners with more attractions, including a bungee trampoline, sling shot water balloon game, battery-powered rides called Zippy Pets and inflatable bounce

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Posted August 13, 2014in On the Move

Thrift shop expands hours

The Animal Lifeline Thrift Shop, located at 3304 S.W. Ninth St., Des Moines, expanded its hours to Mondays and an hour earlier every day. Located in the Park Avenue Plaza, the shop sells clothing, jewelry, art, kitchen items, furniture, games, electronics and more. It features an eclectic mix of vintage

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Posted August 06, 2014in On the Move

Designer label consignment shop opens in Clive

Do-Overs UpScale Resale and Consignment opened recently at 8435 University Blvd., Suite 2 in Clive. The store features new and gently worn better brands and designer label clothing and accessories for women. Find anything from Burberry, Fossil, Juicy Couture and Marc Jacobs purses, costume and designer jewelry and shoes sizes

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Posted July 30, 2014in On the Move

Candy shop offers wine-flavored cotton candy

The Chocolate Storybook is a candy shop in West Des Moines whose owners have been making good use of 18 cotton candy machines they inherited after buying another candy company last year. Meg and Steve Shearer own the shop, and they just developed chardonnay and Merlot flavored cotton candy, along

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Posted July 23, 2014in On the Move

College student starts water accessory business

Austin Hayden, a 21-year-old Iowan and a senior at Truman State College in Missouri, created a company called ParadisePad to sell thick foam pads used as floating devices. Currently assembling and delivering the pads to 15 boat dealers and marinas in Iowa and Missouri, Hayden’s business has about $250,000 in

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Posted July 16, 2014in On the Move

Hawkeye Hotels hosts grand opening for two new waterfront hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites and Residence Inn hosted grand openings on July 10 for two waterfront properties located in Des Moines on 100 S.W. Water St. and 120 S.W. Water St. Attendees toured the facilities and enjoyed live music, free food and drinks. Waterworks Park launches fitness program for new

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Posted July 09, 2014in On the Move

Glow-in-the-dark mini golf opens in Jordan Creek

Glowgolf is a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf center that uses florescent golf balls, putters, course obstacles and décor under black lights. It recently opened in the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines next to Buffalo Wild wings. The course includes 32 holes and a party area. For just $9,

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Posted July 02, 2014in On the Move

Movie-lovers rejoice: 10-screen theater coming to Altoona

Cinemark Holdings of Plano, Texas, said it has plans to build an all-digital movie theater on Adventureland Drive. The new luxury theater is expected to open in fall 2015 across from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. It will feature electric-powered recliners with footrests and cup holders, along with wall-to-wall and

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Posted June 25, 2014in On the Move

Jordan Creek to add trendy fashion store

Charlotte Russe is expected to open in the fall near Dillard’s on the upper level of the Jordan Creek Town Center mall. The popular women’s fashion retailer offers clothes, jewelry, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. Based in San Francisco, Charlotte Russe has more than 500 stores in the U.S.

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Posted June 18, 2014in On the Move

Upscale retail center prepares to open in Waukee

The Shoppes at William Pointe, an 18,000-square-foot center, is slated to open in mid-to-late June at 1352 East Hickman Road. Businesses moving into the retail center include Louie’s Wine Dive, Polished Nail Salon and The Draught House, which is owned by Tom Baldwin Jr., who also owns 1908 Draught House

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