New men’s salon will serve alcohol4/13/2016
A new West Des Moines barbershop called “Scissors and Scotch” is set to give haircuts, facial hair trims and men’s grooming procedures — while serving Scotch. The new shop is scheduled to open next month in the Paradise Pointe shopping center on Mills Civic Parkway near Jordan Creek Town Center next to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. The idea originally came to life 13 months ago in Omaha and caters specifically to men. There will be plush sofas in the lounge area along with a full bar, including six craft beers. There will also be more than 30 types of scotch to choose from, and customers will receive a free drink after getting a grooming service. The new men’s salon will have 10 chairs.
New restaurant in West Des Moines
American comfort food has arrived for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new restaurant, Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio, is housed in the old Jimmy’s American Cafe at 1238 Eighth St. in West Des Moines. The new spot is owned by Des Moines restaurateur Scott Carlson, who also owns the Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. and Americana. The menu has pale ale chicken pot pie, tempura fired pickle burger, chicken wings, pork sliders, honey bacon Alfredo pizza, shrimp and grits, grilled ribeye and ginger blueberry French toast. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Call 515-809-1727 or find it on Facebook.
No saving Clive Cash Saver
The Cash Saver Food Outlet on Hickman in Clive will soon close, according to reports. The 65,000-square-foot Cash Saver discount grocery store was formerly a Dahl’s and was purchased in 2015. The store’s parent company is choosing to focus its efforts on its other stores in Des Moines. It’s not yet certain when the store will close, but according to some employees at the location, it could be at the end of this month. Cash Saver stores on East Euclid and Fleur Drive in Des Moines will remain open.
Jordan Creek Apple Store will triple in size
Major changes are coming for the Apple Store at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. The store is tripling its space by taking over the former Brookstone space to its west, and the Clarks shoe store to the east. While renovations are underway, Apple’s interim home will be in the former New York & Company, which recently closed. Five months of construction are anticipated. The new space will total more than 7,000 square feet.
Texas barbecue in Waukee
Waukee has a new BBQ joint called Kue’d Smokehouse. It offers a Texas-style barbecue with smoked meats along with sides of white bean cassoulet (a salad made with sliced Granny Smith apples) and a pickled vegetable salad. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Call 515-987-4972, visit www.kuedsmokehouse.com, or find it on Facebook.
New south side apartment complex has new investors
Neighborhood Development Corp. (NDC), a nonprofit that strives to revitalize neighborhoods and promote sustainable development, recently sold part of its interest in an apartment complex being built south of downtown. The new community is to be named Jackson Crossing, and the new partners include Jake Christensen, Jim Cownie and Paul Hayes. Construction started last fall on the complex, and it is slated to cost $40 million to build the 244 apartments. The first wave of 165 units should be ready near the end of 2016. The rest are scheduled to open in early 2017.
Best Buy closing south side store in June
Best Buy informed employees at its south side location that the store will close on June 4. The company decided not to renew the store’s lease. The employees at the Southeast 14th Street location could be relocated to other local Best Buy locations or possibly offered severance packages. CV