Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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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Posted March 11, 2015in On the Move

The View Nightclub opens in Des Moines

The View Nightclub is celebrating its grand opening March 13-14 in the former location of Le Boi Bar at 508 Indianola Road in Des Moines. The View will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to close, but owner Rusty Brammer says hours will be adjusted later this spring. Brammer

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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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