Thrift shop expands hours8/13/2014
The Animal Lifeline Thrift Shop, located at 3304 S.W. Ninth St., Des Moines, expanded its hours to Mondays and an hour earlier every day. Located in the Park Avenue Plaza, the shop sells clothing, jewelry, art, kitchen items, furniture, games, electronics and more. It features an eclectic mix of vintage and collectible items, along with holiday decorations and items. Proceeds of the thrift store benefit Animal Lifeline of Iowa, a local non-profit, no-kill shelter for special needs cats and dogs. Donations may be brought in Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Updated store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Call 515-288-7197 or visit www.animal-lifeline.com.
Hy-Vee launches new in-store restaurants
The supermarket giant, based in West Des Moines, is introducing updated and expanded restaurants at many stores in the metro this fall. Market Grilles and Market Cafes will have waiters, full bars and expanded menus. The first restaurant was launched in 2012 with the store’s new larger footprint, starting with the Urbandale location. Waukee and Ankeny also have Market Grille restaurants. Two Des Moines Hy-Vee stores at 2540 E. Euclid Ave. and 4605 Fleur Drive are expected to open Market Cafes on Sept. 25, as well as another in Windsor Heights at 7101 University Ave.
Overtime sports bar sold to new owners
Cindy Barnes-Stone of Cindy’s Corner Café in Urbandale and Ron Biondi of Ron’s Dawg House recently bought Overtime sports bar and restaurant from Jerry and Kim Cobb. The restaurant, located at 4810 86th St. in Urbandale, will keep the same name and menu, but Barnes-Stone said they will reduce prices on drinks and food, as well as add a few new menu items. To help bolster the lunchtime business, the new owners are offering a 10 percent discount to nearby John Deere Credit and Pioneer Hi-Bred employees and a 15 percent discount to military veterans. Barnes-Stone also created a bike night on Thursdays with new drink specials. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday. Call 515-727-4992, go to http://overtimepizza.com or find it on Facebook.
Owen Crist Auto Body Service closes its doors
The Des Moines auto body shop closed on July 31 after 92 years of business. Owner Larry Crist held an auction for the contents of the shop on Aug. 9. The closure is making way for a new development for apartments and retail, including a fast food restaurant and six or seven one-bedroom residences. The development group undertaking the transformation of the property will consist of Larry Crist, his son Bill and daughter Martha, and developers Jake Christensen and businessman Todd Mendenhall, who developed a retail center at 2150 Ingersoll Ave.
Expired leases allow for new tenants at Jordan Creek
After celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Aug. 4, about half of the tenant leases at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines will expire. General manager Randy Tennison has been aiming to get new major stores, but he has declined to name all of those that have committed to the location. However, a few newly named shops coming to the mall include Lululemon Athletica, the high-end athletic apparel store for women, Evereve, a boutique selling contemporary designer clothing for moms, and Persis Biryani & Indian Grill, an Indian food restaurant set to open in the fall where Maggie Moo’s used to be.
‘What Not to Wear’ stylist Nick Arrojo to promote products at Estilo
Nick Arrojo, the celebrity stylist from the first seven seasons of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” is visiting Des Moines on Aug. 18 to promote his ARROJO product line at Estilo Salon and Day Spa in West Des Moines. Arrojo, who is one of the most sought-after hair designers in the industry, will promote his products at the Des Moines Social Club. CV
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