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Downtown Iowa City

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 29, 2017

Jazz Fest takes over downtown Iowa City this weekend with art, activities, food and drink and dozens of musicians. The event features a main stage with national and international performers,...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 17, 2017

Local disability rights activists Harry Olmstead and Geoffrey Ford are teaming up with University of Iowa students, city officials and other community partners to survey downtown Iowa City restaurants for...

Scout, Zak Neumann
Posted by Simeon Talley | Nov 10, 2016

Scout Men's Wear is a sleek, contemporary addition to the Washington St. shops and restaurants. Scout Closing Sale Scout Men's Store -- Thursday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 13 The...

Posted by Simeon Talley | Nov 3, 2016

  Downtown Iowa City -- Friday, Nov. 4 - Saturday, Nov. 5 Tickets available here Let's just preface this by saying you should attend as many Witching Hour festival events as...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger | Oct 27, 2016

Moss Soft Launch Moss (112 E. Washington St.) -- Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Moss, a new decor store, is opening up in downtown Iowa City on Washington St.,...

Scout Clothing
Posted by Kelli Ebensberger | Sep 8, 2016

Scout Men's Store, Sneak Peek Scout Men's Store (124 E. Washington St.) -- Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Image courtesy of Scout A new contemporary men's retailer is coming...

Trump Protest
Posted by Frank Weirich | Jul 21, 2016

Undeterred by the blistering heat, a group of protesters took to the Ped Mall today to protest against the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his divisive rhetoric. Members of...

Posted by Jared Krauss | Jul 6, 2016

Photo by Jared Krauss In my years at the University of Iowa as an under-paid student employee, I developed a keen eye for the frugal finds of Iowa City’s downtown....

Posted by Drew Bulman | May 26, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke A man from Bowling Green, Missouri was arrested Wednesday night in the Ped Mall after allegedly pulling out a loaded gun magazine while being kicked out...

downtown iowa city - Photo by Britt Fowler
Posted by Nate Kaeding | Apr 11, 2016

Photo by Britt Fowler Imagine you’re a time traveler visiting current-day downtown Iowa City from an earlier time. Upon exiting your DeLorean, parked in front of the Airliner, you walk...

Posted by LV Promotions | Mar 30, 2016

Barry Phipps performs at RSVP during Mission Boutique 2015. -- photo by Matt Steele On Saturday, April 9 an exciting mix of musicians and writers will offer free pop-up readings...

Posted by Letters | Oct 23, 2015

Local business owners enjoin citizens to "Vote for fresh voices [and] independent thinkers for Iowa City Council" -- photo by Adam Burke By Catherine Champion Downtown Iowa City is a...

UR Here
Posted by Thomas Dean | Oct 8, 2015

Illustration by Erin Weitzell “If you build it, they will come” is baloney. Perhaps it’s heresy to question a platitude from one of Iowa’s sacred texts. But the ghostly voice...

Posted by Kara Haar | Jun 12, 2015

Servers at Martini's Bar in Iowa City estimate an average consumption of sixty to ninety Liters of Fireball Whiskey per weekend. -- photo by Ted Van Pelt via Flickr Creative...

Revival Soap Opera
Posted by Celine Uhl | Dec 9, 2014

Revival plans to take over the Soap Opera storefront. -- photo by Kate Conlow After the Soap Opera announced its plans to close in January after 34 years in business,...

Ten Thousand Villages
Posted by Josephine Holmes | Nov 20, 2014

After the Downtown Women's Warehouse Sale last weekend, the former Ped Mall Wedge space (136 S. Dubuque St.) will once again