The View Nightclub opens in Des Moines3/11/2015
The View Nightclub is celebrating its grand opening March 13-14 in the former location of Le Boi Bar at 508 Indianola Road in Des Moines. The View will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to close, but owner Rusty Brammer says hours will be adjusted later this spring. Brammer said he is excited for everyone to see the changes he’s made to the bar, which is divided into four areas: a dance bar, show lounge, sports bar and the rooftop patio. The grand opening will feature two “Ladies of the View” shows at 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. and a buy-one-get-one drink special on wells from 9-10 p.m. Call 515-280-5182, visit www.theviewnightclub.com or find it on Facebook.
Clive spa moves to new location, expands services
Serendipity Spa is moving its offices to 2190 N.W. 82nd St., Suite 4 in Clive and adding new services to its menu. The spa, which used to be located in Clive’s Ravenwood Office Plaza, is owned by licensed aesthetician Melissa Poley. Serendipity offers skin care, permanent makeup, spray tanning, eyelash extensions and mineral makeup. Clinical aesthetician Carly Jones has joined the team and offers microdermabrasion and waxing services. It is open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., alternating Mondays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., every other Saturday. Call 515-276-0481 or visit http://serendipityspadsm.com.
Fort Des Moines project moves forward
The Des Moines City Council approved a $2 million incentive package for the project that would convert six buildings into 142 apartments at the Fort Des Moines site. The $37 million project has been in the works for more than two years by a development team, Blackbird Investments, led by Justin Doyle, a local engineer. Doyle aims to break ground in May this year, with the first units opening in the third quarter of 2016.
Hupy and Abraham moves its offices out of Johnston
Hupy and Abraham, a personal injury law firm formerly located in Johnston, has moved to 6600 Westown Parkway, Suite 270 in West Des Moines. The company opened its Johnston office in 2013 and now requires more space after hiring several new employees and increasing business. The West Des Moines office now houses 15 employees, though the company plans to hire more. The firm is based in Milwaukee and has 11 offices in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Hupy and Abraham represents people involved in auto accidents, pharmaceutical class actions, workers’ compensation and other lawsuits regarding personal injury. West Des Moines hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 888-807-2752 or visit www.hupy.com for 24/7 service, or call 515-984-0091 for the West Des Moines office.
Specialty bakery to open in Urbandale
Bentley’s Bakery will open this spring in the former Satellite City location at 11101 Plum Drive in Urbandale and specialize in Scandinavian baked goods. Rick Bentley operated a cake decorating business from his home in Mitchellville before deciding to expand to a storefront. The full bakery will offer breads, pies, cakes, pastries and other items. Bentley’s Bakery is expected to open in late March or early April, and it will be open 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 515-270-2252 or visit www.bentleys-bakery.com.
La Hacienda moves to West Des Moines
The Mexican restaurant has closed its 3121 Ingersoll Ave. store and reopened in the former Carlos O’Kelly’s located at 4055 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Gustavo Perez, the owner of La Hacienda, said the move is happening as a result of a new development scheduled for the area that requires the Ingersoll building to be torn down. Perez also owns the La Hacienda restaurant at 6250 S.E. 14th St., which happened to formerly be a Carlos O’Kelly’s as well. The Ingersoll restaurant had been in the same location since 2009. The new West Des Moines location will have the same menu and prices, and its hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday. Visit www.mexicanrestaurantdesmoines.com. CV