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After $26 million in previous awards, Facebook seeks no state incentives for latest data center
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After $26 million in previous awards, Facebook seeks no state incentives for latest data center

Facebook will not seek state economic development money to build its newest $400 million data center in central Iowa. Altoona awarded the social...

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Party City closing 45 stores amid global helium shortage
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Party City closing 45 stores amid global helium shortage

Amid a global helium shortage, Party City announced Thursday it will shutter 45 stores in 2019. The New Jersey-based party supplies company did not...

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Contractor says Blackbird owes $1.6 million; development agreement for downtown tower expires
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Contractor says Blackbird owes $1.6 million; development agreement for downtown tower expires

John Richards is living in his own personal "Groundhog Day." Every morning, the Ottumwa man wakes up and looks out the window to the same sight:...

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This new East Village building is the first of its kind in the United States
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This new East Village building is the first of its kind in the United States

A new building in Des Moines' East Village is the first in the United States built using a unique type of mass timber - an eco-friendly material...

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Southridge Mall tenants must leave their stores after mall owner does not renew leases
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Southridge Mall tenants must leave their stores after mall owner does not renew leases

After 17 years of selling customized wood gifts and furniture, Shari Hornback, the owner of Mountain Memories Arts at Southridge Mall is getting...

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Facebook to invest $400 million in fifth Altoona data center building
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Facebook to invest $400 million in fifth Altoona data center building

Facebook plans to invest $400 million to build its fifth data center building in Altoona. The company entered a development agreement with the city...

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Company behind $9 million Iowa development files bankruptcy
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Company behind $9 million Iowa development files bankruptcy

CHARLES CITY, Ia. - The development company behind an $8.6 million Charles City project has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11...

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Kwik Star opening new store Ankeny; expanding into Des Moines metro
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Kwik Star opening new store Ankeny; expanding into Des Moines metro

Ankeny residents will be able to chow down on some corn dogs, cheese nuggets and hamburgers once Kwik Star opens in town this summer. The...

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Kum & Go sells 5 central Iowa stores; Circle K breaks into Des Moines market
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Kum & Go sells 5 central Iowa stores; Circle K breaks into Des Moines market

Circle K, a Canadian-owned convenience store chain, is breaking into the Des Moines market. Known for its Polar Pop cups, Froster slushies and...

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Des Moines University's move creates rare opportunity for Iowa's capital city
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Des Moines University's move creates rare opportunity for Iowa's capital city

Des Moines University's planned move to the suburbs creates a rare opportunity for Iowa's capital city: a large piece of developable, taxable land....

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QuikTrip closes Des Moines store; 4 more metro locations being sold
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QuikTrip closes Des Moines store; 4 more metro locations being sold

QuikTrip has closed its doors at 2221 East Euclid Ave. and is expected to sell four more of its locations in the Des Moines metro. "We go through...

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Bed Bath and Beyond to close 40 stores; fate of Iowa locations unknown
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Bed Bath and Beyond to close 40 stores; fate of Iowa locations unknown

Home goods superstore Bed Bath and Beyond plans to close at least 40 stores this year. Whether any of the company's nine Iowa locations will be...

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More Iowa farmers face trouble securing financing as planting season nears
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More Iowa farmers face trouble securing financing as planting season nears

Dozens of Iowa farmers may be unable to get operating loans to buy seed, pay rent or make tractor payments this year, a sign of the growing cracks...

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'An outrageous boondoggle': City, business leaders fight government on federal courthouse in downtown Des Moines
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'An outrageous boondoggle': City, business leaders fight government on federal courthouse in downtown Des Moines

Des Moines officials say they're disappointed with the federal government's first design of a new federal courthouse downtown, amplifying the...

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Need your Tesla fixed? Iowa's first authorized body shop is in the Des Moines area.
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Need your Tesla fixed? Iowa's first authorized body shop is in the Des Moines area.

Iowans who had wanted to get their Tesla fixed were having to send it out-of-state for the nearest authorized body shop to get new parts or repairs...

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Chinese restaurant relocating to Capital Square; Kaleidoscope demo plans remain unclear
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Chinese restaurant relocating to Capital Square; Kaleidoscope demo plans remain unclear

A Chinese restaurant that was forced to close last year when a local development team took ownership of the Kaleidoscope at the Hub will reopen in...

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New Williamsburg outlet mall owners want to bring 'exciting tenants'
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New Williamsburg outlet mall owners want to bring 'exciting tenants'

After nearly 30 years of ownership under Tanger Outlets, the outdoor Williamsburg shopping center is under new management and a new name: Outlets...

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Coldwater Creek store is returning to Jordan Creek Town Center
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Coldwater Creek store is returning to Jordan Creek Town Center

A women's fashion store is making its comeback at Jordan Creek Town Center this fall. Coldwater Creek, an apparel, accessories and home decor...

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Kendra Scott jewelry is opening at Jordan Creek mall
News 2 months ago
Kendra Scott jewelry is opening at Jordan Creek mall

Kendra Scott, a popular jewelry retailer known for its customized jewelry, is coming to Jordan Creek mall this summer. Whether it's earrings,...

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Townhomes for rent planned in downtown Des Moines' Gray's Station
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Townhomes for rent planned in downtown Des Moines' Gray's Station

Hubbell Realty Co. has released plans for a new rental property in Gray's Station, the massive neighborhood the company is developing on the edge...

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Want to play games? A sports bar and family entertainment center is coming to Merle Hay Mall
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Want to play games? A sports bar and family entertainment center is coming to Merle Hay Mall

A Merle Hay Mall space where a large Rascal Flatts-themed restaurant was once planned will now become an even bigger locally owned restaurant and...

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How one small-town Iowa factory is the engine behind March Madness
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How one small-town Iowa factory is the engine behind March Madness

JEFFERSON, Ia. - Mark Lane leans back in his office chair. On the cabinet behind him, a portable heater flickers a faux fireplace as early-morning...

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Valley West to drop 'mall' as it searches for new place in Des Moines retail landscape
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Valley West to drop 'mall' as it searches for new place in Des Moines retail landscape

Despite a growing number of vacant storefronts, Valley West Mall officials say they are committed to making the West Des Moines mall a destination...

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Lululemon opening in Des Moines' East Village
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Lululemon opening in Des Moines' East Village

The chain is set to open June 1 in 219 E. Grand, the six-story commercial and residential building that is anchored by West Elm home furnishings...

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Trend-savvy discounter Five Below is opening in West Des Moines
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Trend-savvy discounter Five Below is opening in West Des Moines

A popular discount retailer known for selling items for $5 and below is coming to Water Tower Place in West Des Moines. Five Below's West Des...

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How Altoona has grown from sleepy suburb to retail destination
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How Altoona has grown from sleepy suburb to retail destination

For Prairie City's Stephanie Burkett, shopping for clothes used to mean a 30-mile trek to West Des Moines or an even longer ride to the Tanger...

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Wells Fargo donated $10.4 million to support Iowa nonprofits in 2018
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Wells Fargo donated $10.4 million to support Iowa nonprofits in 2018

Wells Fargo announced Monday the company donated $10.4 million through 353 grants to local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018...

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Von Maur CEO says Des Moines market could be served by 1 store
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Von Maur CEO says Des Moines market could be served by 1 store

Von Maur President and CEO Jim von Maur said Friday that Des Moines' retail market could be served by one Von Maur store. That could be an issue...

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Demolition of the Kaleidoscope at the Hub to start soon
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Demolition of the Kaleidoscope at the Hub to start soon

Demolition of the Kaleidoscope at the Hub could start March 25, according to a permit application filed with the city. The now vacant building at...

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Des Moines-area Goodwill pop-up shop selling $30 prom dresses
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Des Moines-area Goodwill pop-up shop selling $30 prom dresses

For high school students who want to look glam on a budget, Goodwill of Central Iowa is holding its first-ever prom pop-up shop in Johnston. On...

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