The U Neighborhood Bar & Grill opens in Urbandale10/28/2015
The recently closed Victor’s Sports Club didn’t have its doors locked for long, as The U Neighborhood Bar & Grill opened recently in its place at 7500 Douglas Ave. in Urbandale. The new owners, Chris Van Horn, Chris Lynch and Jeremy Paine, have updated the bar’s look and added new menu items, including more pizza and burger offerings. The bar has a red, white and blue theme, recognizing Urbandale High School’s colors, and new televisions have been added. Van Horn has previously worked at Felix and Oscars in Des Moines and West Des Moines, and he recently left a business partnership at Mustang Grill in Grimes. Victor’s Sports Club had been operated by Mike and Brenda Lykins for 11 years. Hours at The U Neighborhood Bar & Grill are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., daily. Call 278-9575 or find it on Facebook.
Glazed Expressions expands
Do-it-yourself art studio Glazed Expressions has expanded and remodeled its business at 8826 Swanson Blvd. in Clive. Owner Laura Riegel has added 1,300 square feet, making the space a total 6,000 square feet. Glazed Expressions began as a pottery-painting store about 16 years ago and has since added guided canvas painting, glass fusing and candle making. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday. Call 224-4700, visit www.glazedexpressions.com or find it on Facebook.
Manhattan Grill to open in November
Fred and Kim Hagar, owners of Hagar’s Manhattan Deli on Ingersoll Avenue, plan to open a bar and restaurant called Manhattan Grill at 1970 Grand Ave., Suite 29, in West Des Moines this November. The new restaurant will be located in the former Limey’s Pub, and the menu will feature pizza, burgers, chicken and a full bar, in addition to the menu from Manhattan Deli. The Hagars have owned Manhattan Deli for 33 years, and they previously owned West Port Lounge in West Des Moines, which was located in a building that was recently torn down for a commercial redevelopment project on First Street.
ARC Physical Therapy+ opens in Des Moines
ARC Physical Therapy+, a clinic that offers job analysis, ergonomic assessments, physical and occupational therapy and other services, has opened in Cityville downtown. Cityville is a mixed-use project located at 550 S.W. Ninth St., and ARC is located in Suite 4104. Overland Park, Kansas-based ARC has 15 clinics in three states, with this being the first Iowa location. Matt Condon of Fort Dodge is the company’s chief executive. ARC is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 608-5700, visit www.arcpt.com or find it on Facebook.
The Natural Grocers begins construction in Clive
Denver-based The Natural Grocers, which sell natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements, recently began construction on a 15,000-square-foot store at 86th Street and Hickman Road in Clive. The store will sit in front of the former Dahl’s and is expected to open in late February. Equity Ventures Commercial Development, a site developer based in Topeka, Kansas, is seeking new tenants for the Dahl’s building, which closed earlier this year after the company declared bankruptcy.
QuikTrip to build two new stores in the metro
As part of the company’s plan to expand in the metro, QuikTrip plans to replace an older store and build two new ones in Des Moines. QuikTrip already has 24 stores in the metro. The convenience store chain expects to replace an existing store at 2428 Hubbell Ave. with a 5,800-square-foot space early in December. The larger building will have a kitchen that offers prepared foods. The company also plans to build a new store at 1200 Keosauqua Way in Des Moines, as well as another one at the intersection of Indianola Road and Indianola Avenue on the south side of Des Moines. The Keo Way store is expected to be complete in late 2016, and it will sit less than two blocks away from a new Kum & Go and next to a Git-N-Go. CV