Cool Basil opens in Clive9/17/2014
The Thai and sushi restaurant recently opened about two blocks east of the old location at 8801 University Ave. into a bigger space on the corner of 86th Street and University Avenue. in Clive. Liam Anivat opened Cool Basil 10 years ago and has more than doubled the seating in the new space, which is 7,300 square feet. He’s also expanded the menu to include Chinese dishes. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m., Sunday. Call 515-225-8111, visit www.coolbasiliowa.com or find it on Facebook.
Noodles & Company now offers catering
The fast casual restaurant with a variety of noodle dishes has added catering to its service offerings. Noodles will serve groups of 20 to 200 in Iowa and will offer buffet-style meals including two entrees, two side dishes and a dessert. The cost of catering is $12 a person. Orders must be made at least 24 hours in advance and include chafing dishes, utensils, plates and napkins. Visit www.noodles.com or find it on Facebook.
Dick’s Sporting Goods and Gordmans coming to Ankeny
The two stores will anchor the proposed shopping center on Southeast Delaware Avenue, which is expected to break ground this fall and open in fall 2015. The Staenberg Group is the St. Louis development company behind Delaware Commons, which is the firm’s first Iowa investment. The project’s first phase would include 188,000 square feet of retail space on S.E. 54th Street. The second phase would add even more space, bringing the total to more than 300,000 square feet of retail. Aside from Dick’s and Gordmans, Delaware Commons would include another main anchor, three “junior” anchors, several additional small shops and space for restaurants.
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet opens in West Des Moines
A new hibachi grill recently opened in the former Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon located at 1801 22nd St. Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet is a family-owned company serving a cooked-to-order hibachi menu, along with a sushi bar and a buffet featuring Japanese, Chinese and American dishes. The 13,000-square-foot building seats about 430 people and includes a banquet room. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 515-267-8383, visit www.hibachigrilliowa.com or follow it on Twitter.
Sarpino’s Pizzeria closes after Younkers fire
The downtown Des Moines pizza place located at 319 Seventh St. is now closed. Franchise owner Marc Weller said Sarpino’s couldn’t bounce back successfully after a fire destroyed the nearby Younkers building back in March. The shop was boarded up after the fire, forcing customers to navigate scaffolding as clean-up continued. Weller said customers didn’t know it was open, and business didn’t recover.
New housing development planned for West Des Moines
Hubbell Realty Co. recently announced plans to build a 52-home development called Pemberley Hills on an area southwest of the Ashworth Road and 60th Street intersection. Hubbell broke ground on the development in August. The first phase of the plan includes 41 homes, with 11 following in the second phase. Pricing for the homes will start at about $400,000. Located east of Jordan Creek Town Center, it is the first single-family home development to be built entirely by Hubbell Homes.
Canoyer Garden Center adds flower shop
The Grimes garden center, located at 355 S.E. Gateway Drive, added a full-service flower shop to its offerings in order to generate more business in the off-season, according to Cherie Robbins, a manager at the center. Canoyer will offer fresh-cut flowers, custom designs and blooming and green plant pots. It will also sell boutonnieres, corsages and arrangements for weddings and funerals. The business takes orders by phone or at the shop, and it will deliver to the Des Moines metro area. The garden center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. Visit canoyergardencenter.com or find it on Facebook. CV
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