Golf and go-kart center revived in Des Moines8/20/2014
Zip Zone, an updated outdoor fun center, is now open at 6220 Grand Ave., where Des Moines Putting and Go-Kart used to be. The business was revived by new owners with more attractions, including a bungee trampoline, sling shot water balloon game, battery-powered rides called Zippy Pets and inflatable bounce houses, along with the go-karts and mini golf. Ofir and Jordan Carmi, a father-son duo, bought the 2.1-acre lot and transformed it to the large entertainment center. Visitors can pay for individual attractions or packages with three or more activities. Zip Zone is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m., Sunday. Call 515-822-4286, visit http://zipzonedsm.com or find it on Facebook. The center will be open until it is too cold to be outside, according to Jordan Carmi.
Angelo’s on 8th announces new owners
Chad and Jennifer Kirschbaum of Pleasant Hill bought Angelo’s on 8th on Aug. 3. The restaurant and sports bar located at 1238 Eighth St. in West Des Moines will not undergo major changes, though Chad said he would like to offer more local craft beer and work to bring in more football fans. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to midnight, Friday through Sunday. Call 515-225-4114 or find it on Facebook.
West Des Moines restaurant changes name
Champps restaurant, located in Jordan Creek Town Center, recently changed its name to Eighty Six’d and added several new items to its menu. Corporate owners of Champps suddenly terminated the franchise agreement with the mall owners. The clever new moniker is a reference to the eatery being cut from the company so quickly, said General Manager Josh Vinge. The location is still operated by a Minneapolis investment group, and it now offers pizza, tacos, burritos and pork tenderloin among other items. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday. The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10 p.m. on Sunday, though the bar remains open longer. Call 515-440-6565 or find it on Facebook.
Soup bar to open in West Des Moines
Mixed is the new soup, salad and sandwich restaurant where guests can personalize their soups with toppings and customize salads to their liking. The fast-casual restaurant will open at 9250 University Ave., Suite 113 in the strip mall west of Des Moines Golf and Country Club on Aug. 28. Along with the made-to-order salads and soup bar, Mixed will also offer chilled and grilled wraps, grilled sandwiches, breakfast wraps and paninis. The grease-free, healthy food options range from about $5 to $10. Mixed is based out of South Dakota, and its Des Moines hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. Visit www.mixedgogreen.com or find it on Facebook.
KFC gets modern touches in rebuild
The Des Moines KFC location at 4815 S.W. Ninth St. was torn down in June, but it is now rebuilding into a more modern store. The location has been in operation since 1967. “The new store will be the newest KFC design in order to serve our customers better and faster,” said Kevin Schultz. His franchise group owns seven KFC locations around the metro. The modernized KFC is expected to open in the fall.
Ivy Lane owner opens second store
Allyson Masters, owner of the Ivy Lane boutique, recently opened a second store in Valley Junction called Divine Style, located at 136 Fifth St., West Des Moines. It is a re-sale store that gives back to women in the community who can’t afford new clothes for job interviews. Divine Style sells a variety of clothing, footwear and jewelry. It is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; 10 am. To 5 p.m., Saturday; and closed Sunday and Monday. Call 630-363-4556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CV
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