Urbandale Aldi reopens after expansion10/22/2014
The Urbandale grocery store reopens Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. following a major remodeling and expansion. Located at 8400 Douglas Ave., Aldi added more than 2,000 square feet, another aisle and a checkout lane. The building is now 17,250 square feet and contains five grocery aisles. The ceiling was also raised and the natural light of the building improved. Aldi was closed for about three weeks in October for the construction, and the reopening includes free samples and a change to win Aldi gift cards. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday.
Clive furniture store moves to Windsor Heights
The children’s furniture and accessories shop Suite Dreams has moved from its Clive spot of 16 years to a new location at 803 73rd St. in Windsor Heights, where Designing Women used to be. Suite Dreams was previously located at 9351 Swanson Blvd. Lisa and Brad Rea have owned the store since 2002 and say the new location will have better visibility and easier access for customers. The new store has a mezzanine level with a party room available for showers, birthdays and classes. Suite Dreams is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. Call 515-223-2337 or visit www.suitedreamsforkids.com.
Pet boutique expands to West Des Moines
Bone-A-Patreat is adding a second location in the metro in addition to its main store in the Uptown Shopping Center at 4110 University Ave. in Des Moines. The second location will open at 9250 University Ave., Suite 103 in West Des Moines in mid-November. Located in the Hawthorne Plaza, the new store will be about twice the size of the original store, and it will sell all-natural pet food and treats, along with accessories such as toys, collars and beds. Visit www.boneapatreat.com or find it on Facebook.
59 Designs and Redo share space on Euclid Ave.
The mixed media art shop 59 Designs: Art Emporium & Creation Station will share a space at 519 Euclid Ave. in Des Moines with vintage furniture store Redo. The businesses will offer items to create art, such as 59 Designs owner Brian Jones’ altered art and mixed media pieces and Redo’s vintage dressers, tables and other items that can be repurposed. 59 Designs will offer classes, and customers can rent space for art projects or scrapbooking. Mandy and Chris Swanson, who own Redo, had been selling their items from their home in Boone prior to opening the new store. The combined store will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 59 Designs at 515-988-6928 or find it on Facebook. Call Redo at 515-402-5032 or find it on Facebook.
Urbandale café reopens
The space formerly occupied by Cindy’s Corner Café has been reopened as the Corner Café at 3017 100th St. in Urbandale. Jacki and Markjon Trierweiler opened took over the space that was closed by Cindy Barnes-Stone after she took over Overtime Sports Bar and Restaurant and closed Cindy’s in August. Jacki Trierweiler said she and her husband have always wanted to operate a breakfast and lunch restaurant, and they decided to take the opportunity when the space became available. The menu offers traditional comfort foods, including steak and pancakes, according to Jacki. Hours are 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday. Call 515-331-2343.
Mrs. Clark’s Foods plans multimillion-dollar expansion
In order to keep up with production demand from other food companies, Mrs. Clark’s plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Ankeny. The project is a 69,000-square-foot production, warehouse and refrigeration facility that would cost about $7.3 million. Mrs. Clark’s current facility is located at 740 S.E. Dalbey Drive, and the company expects to add at least 13 jobs. The expansion could begin as early as next spring.
New pet care network provides alternative to kennels
The Greater Des Moines Pet Sitters Association was formed earlier this month by a group of in-home pet care providers to improve the quality of care available for local pet owners. Tiffany Wilson Lillard is the founder of the group, and all members are bonded and insured. CV
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