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After four years, Rocket Fizz Soda & Candy in Ankeny will be closing in December
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After four years, Rocket Fizz Soda & Candy in Ankeny will be closing in December

Ankeny will be losing a place where sweet-toothed candy lovers congregated for confections. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, located at 1550 N....

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These are the 10 things to watch for in downtown Des Moines in 2020
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These are the 10 things to watch for in downtown Des Moines in 2020

The first nosegrind at Des Moines' skate park - the nation's largest. Construction of a stadium that could bring high-level professional soccer to...

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Plan: Des Moines' professional soccer stadium would be surrounded by retail, restaurants, offices
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Plan: Des Moines' professional soccer stadium would be surrounded by retail, restaurants, offices

The group wanting to bring a professional soccer team to Des Moines also envisions a mixed-use development with retail, restaurants and offices....

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Mid-century modern restoration planned for former Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in Des Moines
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Mid-century modern restoration planned for former Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in Des Moines

A local development group wants to return the old Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge on Grand Avenue to its former use as a hotel, featuring the original...

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Bondurant to offer 6-year tax abatement for rumored Amazon fulfillment center
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Bondurant to offer 6-year tax abatement for rumored Amazon fulfillment center

Bondurant will waive a portion of property taxes over six years and dedicate some tax revenue to improving streets near what's believed to be a...

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Job ads provide more evidence of Amazon's big plans in metro Des Moines
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Job ads provide more evidence of Amazon's big plans in metro Des Moines

Amazon.com Inc. is hiring distribution staff to work in Grimes, adding to the likelihood that a giant warehouse planned by an undisclosed company...

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Iowa Craft Beer Tent opening pop-up store at Jordan Creek Town Center
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Iowa Craft Beer Tent opening pop-up store at Jordan Creek Town Center

You'll soon have another store to shop in at Jordan Creek Mall: a hyper-local pop-up beer merchandise store. Iowa Craft Beer Tent has announced the...

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Developers asking for second chance on affordable housing project previously rejected by Urbandale
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Developers asking for second chance on affordable housing project previously rejected by Urbandale

Developers of an affordable housing project that was rejected by Urbandale earlier this year are asking for a second chance. Indianapolis-based TWG...

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Hardware store bows to coffee shop as historic neighborhood adapts to next generation
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Hardware store bows to coffee shop as historic neighborhood adapts to next generation

Bill Wheeler has had a front-row seat to changes in the Des Moines neighborhood where Hiland Park Hardware has been a mainstay for nearly 90 years....

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Land for 'Project Bluejay' distribution center in Bondurant bought for more than $6.7 million
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Land for 'Project Bluejay' distribution center in Bondurant bought for more than $6.7 million

The developer of the Bondurant warehouse and distribution center project speculated to be an Amazon fulfillment center has spent more than $6.7...

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Kum & Go plans its first urban convenience store at historic Griffin Building downtown
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Kum & Go plans its first urban convenience store at historic Griffin Building downtown

Kum & Go will open an urban convenience store in downtown Des Moines, a new concept for the locally owned gas station chain. Its 3,000-square-foot...

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Federal tax credits could bring senior living to Beaverdale if current plan for property falls through
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Federal tax credits could bring senior living to Beaverdale if current plan for property falls through

A prominent Des Moines real estate development company has received tax credits to bring a senior-living center to Beaverdale - but only if another...

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Hiland Park Hardware closing its doors; coffee shop planned
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Hiland Park Hardware closing its doors; coffee shop planned

Hiland Park Hardware, a staple on the city's north side for nearly 90 years, is closing its doors. Bill Wheeler, who has owned the business since...

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Nobbies Parties is closing in Clive and it's have having a sale
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Nobbies Parties is closing in Clive and it's have having a sale

Nobbies Parties, known for its costume collection, balloon offerings and party favors, is closing in Clive. But before the big box-store shuts its...

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Michael Foods opens production facility in Norwalk, expects to hire 270 new employees
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Michael Foods opens production facility in Norwalk, expects to hire 270 new employees

Michael Foods, a national producer of egg products, celebrated the opening of its 150,000-square-foot facility in Norwalk on Thursday. The business...

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Developers plan condos priced at up to $1.6M at historic Grand Avenue church
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Developers plan condos priced at up to $1.6M at historic Grand Avenue church

Two major players in Des Moines' multifamily housing market plan to convert portions of a vacant, historic church on Grand Avenue into high-end...

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Madison County OKs state's first moratorium on wind, solar development
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Madison County OKs state's first moratorium on wind, solar development

Renewable energy in Iowa hit new headwinds Tuesday as Madison County supervisors passed the state's first moratorium on new wind turbine...

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Mad Meatball pizzeria finds new home
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Mad Meatball pizzeria finds new home

Mad Meatball, a pizzeria formerly in the East Village, will move into the first floor of a new apartment building currently under construction on...

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'Project Bluejay': What we know about the mysterious Des Moines metro distribution center
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'Project Bluejay': What we know about the mysterious Des Moines metro distribution center

A warehouse and distribution center planned along U. S. Highway 65 in Bondurant is expected to bring more than 1,000 jobs to the Des Moines metro....

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Market District renaissance: Des Moines envisions tree-line streets, bistro cafes in historic warehouse district
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Market District renaissance: Des Moines envisions tree-line streets, bistro cafes in historic warehouse district

Des Moines leaders want to transform an industrial area south of the East Village into a walkable mixed-use district with thousands of residential...

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Off-price home furnishings chain HomeGoods planning Ankeny store
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Off-price home furnishings chain HomeGoods planning Ankeny store

Off-price home furnishings store chain HomeGoods plans to build a new location in Ankeny, according to documents filed with the city's Planning and...

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Iowa State to study potential multi-use development district between football and basketball venues
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Iowa State to study potential multi-use development district between football and basketball venues

AMES, Ia.- Arguing that it will "transform" the city and the school, Iowa State University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard announced a plan Tuesday...

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U.S. Bank sues Kaleidoscope owner Blackbird over $100K lease termination fee
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U.S. Bank sues Kaleidoscope owner Blackbird over $100K lease termination fee

A former Kaleidoscope at the Hub tenant is suing the building's owner, Blackbird Investments, for failing to pay nearly $100,000 as part of a lease...

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Reynolds: Jefferson initiative to bring high-tech jobs to rural Iowa could be model for nation
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Reynolds: Jefferson initiative to bring high-tech jobs to rural Iowa could be model for nation

JEFFERSON, Ia. - The modern office in this once-dilapidated building gives graduating high school students hope they can find high-paying tech jobs...

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Cats, coffee and snuggles: Cat cafes are coming to Des Moines
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Cats, coffee and snuggles: Cat cafes are coming to Des Moines

If you're craving some kitty snuggles along with your espresso, you're in luck: Cat cafes may soon be coming to the Des Moines metro. This frisky...

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Sleep Inn could be first hotel for growing Des Moines suburb
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Sleep Inn could be first hotel for growing Des Moines suburb

A Nebraska hotel developer plans to build a three story, 50-room Sleep Inn north of the 1908 Draught House restaurant in Norwalk. It would be the...

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Nationwide, Wellmark among employers fighting property assessment hikes that could inflate taxes on downtown buildings
News 2 months ago
Nationwide, Wellmark among employers fighting property assessment hikes that could inflate taxes on downtown buildings

Nationwide Insurance says its Locust Street office buildings are not worth the $141 million the Polk County Assessor's Office says they are....

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After purchase by Boot Barn, future direction of G&L Clothing is unknown for now
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After purchase by Boot Barn, future direction of G&L Clothing is unknown for now

The future of G&L Clothing, an over 100-year-old establishment in Des Moines, is unknown - but Boot Barn, the nationally-known company that just...

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MidAmerican: Proposed Madison County setback for turbines would 'completely wipe out' wind development
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MidAmerican: Proposed Madison County setback for turbines would 'completely wipe out' wind development

MidAmerican Energy says a Madison County proposal that would require turbines be built 1.5 miles away from the nearest home would "wipe out" wind...

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Petals + Moss is the East Village's newest plant and gift shop in Des Moines
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Petals + Moss is the East Village's newest plant and gift shop in Des Moines

A new plant and gift shop in Des Moines' East Village aims to bring curated global goods to the Midwest and make it as Instagram-able as possible....

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