Thursday, March 5, 2015

Annual Manual

Posted March 04, 2015in On the Move

Brewery, tap room passes first hurdle to open in West Des Moines

Local brewer Brian Fox is trying to open the first brewery with a tap room in West Des Moines in an area near Valley Junction. Currently, West Des Moines city laws do not allow production breweries that also sell pints of beer to its patrons. Fox’s project passed its first

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Posted February 25, 2015in On the Move

Gas Lamp building bought by Kum & Go

Officials announced in February that Kum & Go has purchased the building housing the Gas Lamp, leaving the future of the bar in question. Frankie Farrell, who owns the Gas Lamp, said it will remain open, though he could not comment on the lease or the building’s future. The property,

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Posted February 18, 2015in On the Move

Raccoon River Brewing Company to close in March

Raccoon River Brewing Co. announced earlier this month it will be closing its doors on March 7. The restaurant and brewer has been in business for 18 years and is located at 200 10th St. in the historic Clemons Building, which will be sold. The property’s prospective owners have plans

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Posted February 11, 2015in On the Move

Dahl’s stores remain open under different name

Kansas-based Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. bought seven of the 10 remaining Dahl’s stores for $2.45 million at a bankruptcy auction in January. Those stores will remain open in the metro but under a new name that will likely be announced sometime this spring. The other Dahl’s locations will be closed

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Posted February 04, 2015in On the Move

Meredith Corporation reports jump in profits

Des Moines-based publishing company Meredith Corp. announced a profit increase of almost 30 percent in the second quarter, the same day it announced its acquisition of Shape magazine from American Media. Meredith will put its first issue of Shape out in May with a starting publishing base of 2.5 million.

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Posted January 28, 2015in On the Move

Vegan café moves location to Des Moines

Fresh Café & Market closed earlier in January, but owner Kerri Rush will reopen the restaurant in the former Rookies Sports Bar and Grill at 6151 Thornton Ave. in Des Moines sometime in April. The new location is larger and will have a long juice bar, dining area and sprout

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Posted January 14, 2015in On the Move

Zombie Burger adds second location in Jordan Creek

Zombie Burger is expanding its reach into the food court of Jordan Creek Town Center. Owners George Formaro, Paul Rottenberg and Jeremy Reichart plan to open the new branch, Zombie Burger + Shake Lab, in June or July this year. It will be a smaller version of the downtown location,

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Posted January 07, 2015in On the Move

Additions to Wells Fargo – Jordan Creek Campus complete

Wells Fargo employees are nearly ready to move into the company’s new, $100 million offices on the West Des Moines campus. The addition was built to house 1,800 staff members. Mortgage employees will occupy much of the space. The additions include a 50,000-square-foot cafeteria and training center and a second

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Posted December 31, 2014in On the Move

Mars Coffee Bar to open in East Village during spring

  Mars Café announced plans recently to open the new coffee bar next to the future site of Raygun and Thelma’s Treats at 505 E. Fifth St. in late March. Mars Coffee Bar focuses on the coffee culture, and it will serve artisanal drip and pour over coffee, espresso and

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Posted December 24, 2014in On the Move

Wells Fargo to open $100 million West Des Moines office

In January, employees of the metro’s largest employer will start to move into its new multimillion-dollar building on the company’s West Des Moines campus. Wells Fargo & Co. built the new wing to house about 1,800 employees, which analysts say shows its commitment to the Des Moines area and its

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