Saturday, July 4, 2015


Posted July 01, 2015in On the Move

Major retailers coming to Jordan Creek

Michael Kors and Anthropologie will open stores in Jordan Creek Town Center in late fall and spring. The national retailers have signed leases and will occupy the adjoining spaces on the mall’s first floor formerly occupied by Victoria’s Secret and Coldwater Creek. Michael Kors sells clothing and accessories for both

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Posted June 24, 2015in On the Move

Hot yoga studio opens in Urbandale

Lindsey Opp opened a hot yoga studio called Lindsey Opp Yoga at 3975 100th St. in Urbandale. She offers traditional and boot camp classes, as wells as a program for kids and teens. Opp moved to Iowa from California in 2008. Class hours at Lindsey Opp Yoga vary each day.

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Posted June 17, 2015in On the Move

Rooftop green space gets first step in approval

Nelson Construction & Development’s proposal to build luxury apartments on top of a new downtown parking garage gained a head start in the race to fill the space at Seventh Street and Grand Avenue in Des Moines. The City Council called for proposals last month and received three, but the

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Posted June 10, 2015in On the Move

Iowa DOT places driver’s license kiosks across state

Iowans are now able to replace or renew their driver’s licenses at 24 kiosks installed across the state. The Iowa Department of Transportation kiosks were placed in metropolitan areas, and all the kiosks are equipped with cameras to take new ID photos. The DOT began installing them in May and

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Posted June 03, 2015in On the Move

Bang Bang Mongolian Grill replaced with Draught House 50

Draught House 50 opened May 20 at 6240 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines, in the building that formerly housed Bang Bang Mongolian Grill. After about five years of service, Bang Bang closed on April 5 for a remodel and opened as Draught House 50 under the same ownership

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Posted May 27, 2015in On the Move

Sam’s Club opens in Ankeny

A new Sam’s Club store opened May 21 at 4625 S.E. Delaware Ave. in Ankeny south of Fleet Farm. The store is 139,000 square feet, will include a gas station and sits on 19.7 acres in the growing retail area. It is the second Sam’s Club location in the metro,

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Posted May 20, 2015in On the Move

Le Gourmet Kitchen & Food Emporium moves to new location

A Valley Junction food and retail store has moved down the street after its lease at 201 Fifth St. was not renewed. Le Gourmet Kitchen & Food Emporium is now located at 136 Fifth St. in West Des Moines after four years in business. The new location has green space

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Posted May 13, 2015in On the Move

New dining options coming to Ingersoll

A local developer is working on a 6,060-square-foot retail center along Ingersoll Avenue that will host three new dining options when it opens in the fall. Pancheros Mexican Grill, Firehouse Subs and Pita Pit will open next door to Office Max. Pancheros is an Iowa City-based company with four other

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Posted May 06, 2015in On the Move

Apricot Lane opens in Valley West Mall

Apricot Lane, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique, opened on April 23 in Valley West Mall. Whitney Harbach owns the West Des Moines franchise location, which serves teenagers through women in their 50s. The store receives new shipments almost daily, with a changing mix of new merchandise. Apricot Lane is

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Posted April 29, 2015in On the Move

New burger restaurant to open in West Des Moines

The owner of The Rusty Duck, located in Dexter, is opening BW’s Burgers at 3701 E.P. True Parkway in May. Brad Waldron, who is also the chef, is opening the new restaurant in the former Patty Pat’s, which closed in January. BW’s will offer 16- and 10-ounce burgers, sandwiches, salads,

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