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See inside the 135-year-old Edna Griffin Building, converted into apartments, office, retail
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See inside the 135-year-old Edna Griffin Building, converted into apartments, office, retail

The first tenants of the Griffin Building, 319 Seventh St. in downtown Des Moines, will move in 16 months after a $12.8 million renovation began....

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Two of three Gordmans stores in metro Des Moines to close
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Two of three Gordmans stores in metro Des Moines to close

After narrowly escaping closure in 2017, two of Gordmans' three metro Des Moines locations will be shutting down. The Gordmans stores at 1200 S. E....

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Nestle Purina pet food plant expanding in eastern Iowa
News 6 days ago
Nestle Purina pet food plant expanding in eastern Iowa

Amid a delectable dog dish business boom, Nestle Purina Petcare will expand its Clinton plant. The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved $5...

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Hy-Vee converting four closed QuikTrip sites to Fast & Fresh Express convenience stores
News 1 week ago
Hy-Vee converting four closed QuikTrip sites to Fast & Fresh Express convenience stores

Hy-Vee has purchased four former QuikTrip locations in metro Des Moines and will reopen them as convenience stores. QuikTrip announced Monday it...

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Pier 1 closing West Des Moines store in bankruptcy
News 1 week ago
Pier 1 closing West Des Moines store in bankruptcy

Pier 1 Imports' West Des Moines location and three others in Iowa are among 450 locations the retailer says it plans to close as it files for...

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QuikTrip to close four stores in metro Des Moines
News 1 week ago
QuikTrip to close four stores in metro Des Moines

QuikTrip said Monday it is closing four locations around the Des Moines metro area, where according to one expert, competition in the convenience...

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Pop-up shops are popping up in Des Moines as retailers join the growing trend
News 1 week ago
Pop-up shops are popping up in Des Moines as retailers join the growing trend

A luxury furniture store's pop-up shop will occupy a spot in downtown Des Moines for just five days, but it represents a growing retail trend that...

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Residents in Des Moines' Waterbury Neighborhood worry wedding venue will cause parking, noise problems
News 2 weeks ago
Residents in Des Moines' Waterbury Neighborhood worry wedding venue will cause parking, noise problems

Taylor Boesen wasn't expecting the pushback that followed her proposal to bring a wedding venue to the Waterbury Neighborhood on Des Moines' west...

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Amazon announces it's behind 'Project Bluejay,' will hire 1,000 for new fulfillment center
News 3 weeks ago
Amazon announces it's behind 'Project Bluejay,' will hire 1,000 for new fulfillment center

Amazon confirmed a terribly kept secret Thursday morning, confirming it will move into a massive new warehouse in Bondurant. Shrouded under the...

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Hy-Vee buying 6 former Shopko locations in Iowa, reopen them as Dollar Fresh stores
News 1 month ago
Hy-Vee buying 6 former Shopko locations in Iowa, reopen them as Dollar Fresh stores

At least six former Shopko locations across Iowa will reopen as Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh stores, officials said. Hy-Vee announced purchase agreements...

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Four cities break records in 2019 as metro construction eclipses $2 billion
News 1 month ago
Four cities break records in 2019 as metro construction eclipses $2 billion

Four metro cities - Altoona, Ankeny, Clive and Waukee - set new records in 2019 for the value of building permits issued. The four Des Moines...

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Downtown Des Moines office building getting $23.3 million renovation
News 1 month ago
Downtown Des Moines office building getting $23.3 million renovation

One of the last mid-century modern International Style office buildings in downtown Des Moines is getting a $23.3 million makeover. Interest by...

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East Village coffee shop plans to eliminate to-go cups in favor of reusable mugs
News 1 month ago
East Village coffee shop plans to eliminate to-go cups in favor of reusable mugs

An East Village coffee shop is phasing out its single-use, to-go cups in an effort to become more environmentally sustainable. DreiBerge Coffee ...

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2020s vision: What's ahead for Des Moines and Iowa — growth in the metro; challenges in housing, retail
News 1 month ago
2020s vision: What's ahead for Des Moines and Iowa — growth in the metro; challenges in housing, retail

Looking ahead at the 2020s: Expect more growth, jobs and entertainment options in the metro. Challenges include affordable housing, future of...

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With new downtown Dollar General, Des Moines will have four convenience stores on three blocks
News 1 month ago
With new downtown Dollar General, Des Moines will have four convenience stores on three blocks

Depending on a worker's lunchtime standards, downtown Des Moines dining will be more convenient in 2020. Dollar General Corp. will open one of its...

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Apple awarded time extension to finish Waukee data centers
News 2 months ago
Apple awarded time extension to finish Waukee data centers

Apple Inc. will get an extra five years to finish its massive data centers in Waukee. The Iowa Economic Development Authority unanimously granted...

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Five-story, 114-unit apartment building planned for the Bridge District in the East Village
News 2 months ago
Five-story, 114-unit apartment building planned for the Bridge District in the East Village

A five story, 114-unit apartment building set to open in 2021 will round out Hubbell Realty Co.'s rental offerings in the Bridge District, a...

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Developers share vision for 39-acre Market District revitalization
News 2 months ago
Developers share vision for 39-acre Market District revitalization

Restaurants, shops, offices, condos, apartments and a hotel could begin to pop up in the blocks south of East Village over the next few years. JSC...

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Developer proposing new residential, office, hotel, retail, entertainment projects in Des Moines' Market District
News 2 months ago
Developer proposing new residential, office, hotel, retail, entertainment projects in Des Moines' Market District

A local development group with several high-profile East Village properties is proposing to redevelop a large portion of land in the neighboring...

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New skywalk over Seventh Street paves way for EMC's expansion
News 2 months ago
New skywalk over Seventh Street paves way for EMC's expansion

A new skywalk planned over Seventh Street will pave way for construction of a new office building at the former Younkers site in downtown Des...

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End of an era: General Store Eatery to close in Valley Junction after 49 years
News 3 months ago
End of an era: General Store Eatery to close in Valley Junction after 49 years

Looking around her cozy restaurant in West Des Moines' historic Valley Junction neighborhood, Teresa Brittain gets emotional. She holds it together...

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Des Moines holidays: From Younkers to Utica, these are the stores residents miss the most
News 3 months ago
Des Moines holidays: From Younkers to Utica, these are the stores residents miss the most

Des Moines celebrates the beginning of the holiday season in its revitalized downtown this weekend with two newer traditions: the East Village...

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Full Court Press opening a burger and beer bar in Drake neighborhood
News 3 months ago
Full Court Press opening a burger and beer bar in Drake neighborhood

A local restaurant group plans to open a burger and beer bar in a historic Drake neighborhood building that was most recently home to Crazyhorse...

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Hallmark store in Johnston is closing after nearly 40 years and it's having a sale
News 3 months ago
Hallmark store in Johnston is closing after nearly 40 years and it's having a sale

A longtime Johnston staple is closing after nearly 40 years of business. Sarah's Hallmark at 6105 Merle Hay Road is closing its doors in January....

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Forever 21 closing its store at Altoona Outlet Mall
News 3 months ago
Forever 21 closing its store at Altoona Outlet Mall

The Forever 21 in Altoona's Outlets of Des Moines is closing, according to mall and store management. Outlets of Des Moines general manager TJ Just...

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If Von Maur left Valley West Mall, it would be 'detrimental,' store owners say
News 3 months ago
If Von Maur left Valley West Mall, it would be 'detrimental,' store owners say

Store owners expressed concern Thursday about the fate of Von Maur's longstanding location at Valley West Mall after company officials announced...

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Bondurant approves tax incentives for 'Project Bluejay,' the likely Amazon fulfillment center
News 3 months ago
Bondurant approves tax incentives for 'Project Bluejay,' the likely Amazon fulfillment center

The Bondurant City Council approved six years of tax incentives Tuesday for Project Bluejay, the massive warehouse that is likely an Amazon...

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After four years, Rocket Fizz Soda & Candy in Ankeny will be closing in December
News 3 months ago
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
News 3 months ago
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
News 3 months ago
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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