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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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Posted June 04, 2014in On the Move

West Des Moines to enjoy outdoor market

Vintage & Made Fair is an outdoor market coming to Jordan Park Camp, 2251 Fuller Road on June 7 and 8. It will feature food, indie craft and vintage goods including jewelry, outdoor accents, seasonal plants, home décor and others. Tricia Hall, the owner of Vintage No. 35 in Valley

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Posted May 28, 2014in On the Move

Ballyard Lofts offer new apartments downtown

Construction began on the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield building at 350 S.W. Second St. last September and finished in March. Now, renters searching for space downtown will find 43 one- and one two-bedroom apartments sized at 650- to 875-square-feet with baseball-themed floor plans bearing names like “The Bleachers” and

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Posted May 21, 2014in On the Move

Bar Louie open at Jordan Creek

7105 Mills Civic Parkway, No. 150, West Des Moines 422-9640 / www.barlouieamerica.com Bar Louie has added an urban vibe in the bar/restaurant scene to this already eclectic neighborhood. Along with its famed handcrafted signature martinis, mojitos and margaritas are made fresh from hand-squeezed fruit. Beer and wine lovers will also

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