Sunday, May 24, 2015


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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Posted April 22, 2015in On the Move

Fong’s Pizza opens second location in Ankeny

The second Fong’s Pizza location opened on April 21 at 1450 S. W. Vintage Parkway, Suite 120, in Ankeny. The spin-off of the original location in downtown Des Moines will seat 155 and feature 88 beers on tap. The new Fong’s will have the popular pizza specialties such as crab

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Posted April 15, 2015in On the Move

Gusto Pizza now open in Johnston

The third metro location for Gusto Pizza Co. opened on April 6 at 8705 Chambery Blvd., Suite 100. The pizza restaurant is part of a new building on the corner of Chambery and 86th, and it seats 80 inside, with additional seating on the patio. Gusto offers pizza, salads, sandwiches,

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Posted April 08, 2015in On the Move

First Pita Pit opens in Clive

West Des Moines residents Lexi and Bobby King opened Clive’s first Pita Pit restaurant at 15700 Hickman Road on March 26. Offering a healthier alternative to traditional fast food, Pita Pit is best known for its made-to-order pita sandwiches featuring a variety of lean grilled meats, fresh vegetables, cheeses and

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Posted March 31, 2015in On the Move

Kum & Go buys hundreds of properties throughout metro

After purchasing a large space of real estate with plans to move its headquarters to downtown Des Moines, Kum & Go has begun acquiring several properties and spaces of land throughout the Des Moines metro. At the time of Kum & Go’s purchase of the Gas Lamp building in February,

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Posted March 25, 2015in On the Move

Photography company relocates to West Des Moines

Luchtel Photography is moving to West Des Moines from Scottsdale, Arizona and will specialize in real estate photography. Photographer Kelly Luchtel plans to begin accepting new clients April 1 and will have an office open in late spring. She will offer interior and exterior photography for architects, designers and real

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Posted March 18, 2015in On the Move

Overtime returns to original ownership

Overtime Beerhouse, 4810 86th St. in Urbandale, has re-opened with a new brand and a different owner. Kristi Cobb is in charge. Previously Cobb ran the restaurant for her parents, who owned it before moving to Arizona and selling the business to Cindy Barnes-Stone last year. Seven months later, Cobb

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