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Twisted Vine Brewery to move into West Des Moines space


Twisted Vine Brewery currently operates in a small corner of the Madison County Winery in St. Charles, but it will soon move into its own larger space in West Des Moines. Plans are in the works to lease and renovate a building in the Shops at Valley West, which is currently being revived. According to Steve Breman, one of Twisted Vine’s owners, the plan is to open in the spring. The new shop is 7,200 square feet and is the former home of Denny Arthur’s. Twisted Vine opened in 2011 and plans to operate a 10-barrel brewing system. The brewery currently distributes its products to about a dozen bars around the metro.

Aldi to open store in Windsor Heights
Aldi Inc., a discount grocery store, is set to anchor a proposed retail center in Windsor Heights. The 18,275-square-foot store will be in the new Midtown Center, located at the corner of 73rd Street and University Avenue. The Apple Valley shopping center currently sits at the location, but owner Colby Interests has plans to demolish the mall and construct three buildings to make up a new retail development. Aldi will be the first store to open in the project, and the remaining spaces will be built as leases for them are signed. Current tenants in the building — including Golf Headquarters, Rookies, Stix Pool Hall and Fitness Sports — must move by Sept. 30. The development’s bays will average 1,400 square feet, but spaces could be combined to accommodate larger tenants.

Restaurants fill Keo Retail Center
Subway and the Asian Cook House have opened in the newly built Keo Retail Center at 1221 Keosauqua Way in Des Moines. Another 4,500 square feet of retail space has yet to be filled, and the center’s owners are looking for one or several more tenants. The Asian Cook House serves Chines, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Cambodian dishes. Some entrees are fused with American style, and specialties on the menu include Hawaiian chicken, Banh Mi and Cajun salmon sandwiches, among others. Asian Cook House is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 462-2888, visit or find it on Facebook. Subway’s hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 244-3333 or visit

New business openings in Grimes
Burger Daddy has opened in the former FatBoyz location at 200 S.E. Gateway Drive in Grimes. The restaurant has a full bar and offers gourmet burgers, hot dogs, wings, salads, tenderloins and other food items. Burger Daddy seats about 110 people and has several big-screen TVs that give it a neighborhood sports bar theme. Michael Roberts owns the business with his son Branden. Michael Roberts previously owned Charlie Yoke’s, Blue Owl Bar and Dinky Diner in Ames, as well as Firehouse Wings in Merle Hay Mall, which has since closed. He also operated The Railhouse in Boone. Burger Daddy’s hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily, though Roberts said hours may be extended to accommodate the bar business. Call 528-9634, visit or find it on Facebook. …

Katie Crow, a graduate of West Des Moines Valley High School and William Penn University, has opened Uplift Fitness Center at 3000 S.E. Grimes Blvd., Suite 300. Crow offers group fitness classes throughout mornings and evenings, including Zumba, Zumba toning, yoga, barre, PiYo and core fitness. Crow is certified in Zumba toning, Zumba Sentao and barre. Call 865-3912, visit or find it on Facebook. …

Prep Iowa

Another new business, a farm and ranch supply shop called Bomgaars, plans to open a 58,000-square-foot location in Grimes as well. The Sioux City-based store chain will build on seven acres at South 11th Street and S.E. Destination Drive. Bomgaars sells hardware, tools, pet supplies, clothing and more, and serves farm owners and ranchers. The company has another store at 5049 N.E. 14th St. in Des Moines, along with nearly 80 other stores in Iowa and around the country. The company employs about 2,200 people and recently completed a $17 million expansion in its Sioux City location. CV

One Comment

  1. Hester Mofet says:

    Twisted Vine’s owners are responsible for the cutting down hundreds of trees north of the Valley West Drive exit ramp.
    The reason — So their business could have better visibility.

    Extremely irresponsible and environmentally unsound.

    Looking forward to this business going the way of TGIFriday’s and Fitness World West.

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