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The building that houses Revival and Union Bar is being sold at auction

The building on Iowa City’s pedestrian mall that houses Revival and Union Bar will be sold at auction next week. The building is divided into two parcels — 117 and 119 E College St, and 121 and 123 E College St — but will be sold as a single unit to a single buyer. […]

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Revival expansion opens today in former Soap Opera space

The space that formerly held the Soap Opera (119 E. College St.) reopens today as Revival 119, a shop focusing on apothecary items, loungewear, shoes and gifts. Sheila Davisson, who also owns Revival next door, took over the storefront this winter after Soap Opera closed its doors and has renovated the interior into a bright, […]

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Revival to take over Soap Opera space

Revival Soap Opera

After the Soap Opera announced its plans to close in January after 34 years in business, many in Iowa City have been mourning the inevitable loss of a downtown fixture. But plans are already underway for the storefront as next-door neighbor, Revival, intends to expand into the space and be open by March. Revival sells […]

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Downtown Iowa City boutiques to host pop-up warehouse

Eight downtown businesses are banding together this weekend to host the Downtown Women’s Warehouse Sale in the former Wedge Ped Mall location (136 S. Dubuque St.) on Friday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Velvet Coat, Nori, Catherine’s, Catherine’s X French Connection, Dulcinea, […]

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Style Points: Talking high/low hems at Revival

Style Points

Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with Sheila of Revival about a trend that we are seeing (technically, continuing to see) this fall: the High/Low hem, a.k.a. “mullet skirt.” This hemline has actually been around for decades and reappears every so often. The first time yours truly ever saw this type of hem was […]

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Crafty: Textual Healing

Photos by Tonya Kehoe Philip Hensher’s book The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting discusses the vanishing act of the written word plays in our world today. The widely reviewed book claims that the diminishing use of handwriting is in turn diminishing our humanity. It seems Hensher may take his scribbling a little too […]

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Style Points: Opulent Thrift

How do Iowa Citians manage to look great without breaking the bank? Leather and lace, rhinestones and screen-printed tees; we scoured local retail hotspots and inquired with our resident DIY-ers-in-chief, searching for the perfect combination of pieces to create luxurious yet affordable ensembles. Featuring: Hair by JoAnn LS at GSpot Hair Design, makeup and styling by Tonya Kehoe-Anderson, clothing by White Rabbit, Merci […]

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