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Waterfront Seafood Market expands West Des Moines location


Waterfront Seafood Market and Restaurant opened in West Des Moines on Nov. 2, expanding from the longtime restaurant located at 2900 University Ave. Shawn Hanke, brother Blake Hanke and sister Jennifer Haus, who all own the restaurant located in the Clocktower Square retail center, renovated an adjacent storefront to add a 10-seat sushi bar, tables to seat 32 people and a party room to fit up to 40 people. The 2,000-square-foot space once housed a Boesen the Florist, but it now holds a new freezer case displaying king and snow crab legs, lobster tails and other items. Waterfront was opened by Ted Hanke in 1984, and his children took the restaurant over when he retired in 2010. Shawn Hanke and Haus also own the Waterfront Seafood Market and Restaurant located in Ankeny. Waterfront’s hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Market hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 223-5106, visit or find it on Facebook.

Plato’s Closet to move to larger space
Plato’s Closet, a resale shop targeted to teens, is moving to a larger location in the West Glen Town Center and adding a sister company for older clientele. Plato’s will move into the entire first floor of the Promenade Building on the north end of the West Glen retail district, where other tenants include Mass Mutual, CliftonLarsonAllen, SumTotal and Regus. Currently located in the building next to the West Glen SuperTarget, Plato’s Closet will move into a 15,000-square-foot space, allowing the company to add Style Encore, a resale shop for women ages 20-50. Kacie Pope owns the store with her sister Kelsi Tedesco and their mother and stepfather, Kim and Steven Olson, and they plan to open at the new space by March 2016.

Mercy Quick Care opens in West Des Moines Hy-Vee
A Mercy Quick Care Clinic opened late in October at the Hy-Vee store located at 555 S. 51st St. in West Des Moines. The clinic is operated by Mercy Medical Center, and it offers basic health screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and tuberculosis. It will also offer certain vaccinations, including shingles and influenza, and the staff will be able to diagnose and treat minor illnesses such as strep throat, sinus infections and influenza. Patients 18 months and older are welcome on a walk-in basis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.

Donut King reopens
West Des Moines donut maker Lou King has returned to work at his shop, Donut King, after closing it temporarily while he recovered from a broken hip. Located at 220 Grand Ave., King has been selling donuts for more than 50 years. Aside from raising a few of the prices, everything stayed the same during Donut King’s closure. The bakery is open 5 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Call 274-9892 or find it on Facebook.

Ohio developer plans apartments in three suburbs
Ohio-based developer Redwood Living was drawn to the strong economy and job market in Des Moines and plans to build apartment complexes in Ankeny, Altoona and Waukee. Redwood Living builds single-story apartments in developments that include four to six units per building, and each unit has its own garage and entrance. Planned developments include Havenwood Prairie Trail, a 170-unit plan in Prairie Trail on the south side of Ankeny; Linden Oaks, a 117-unit project on Adventureland Drive in Altoona; and Landing at Shadow Creek, a 100-unit development west of Alice’s Road and south of Douglas Avenue in Waukee. Redwood Living recently purchased about 25 acres directly west of Southview Middle School in Ankeny for the development and recently broke ground on the project, which will have two phases. Construction on the Linden Oaks project began the first week in November. The projects are Redwood Living’s first in Iowa, but it has previously built in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and South Carolina. The apartments are a new housing type for the metro area, looking like attached condos but marketed as rental units. CV

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