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Downtown Iowa City hotels changing hands

RBD Iowa LLC, owner of the Sheraton hotel in Iowa City, is in the process of negotiating a sale to AJ Capital Partners, owner of Graduate Hotels. The hotel, rebranded as Graduate Iowa City, is expected to be open for business by the summer of 2018. The Sheraton currently runs the neighboring hotelVetro, which will be run by Graduate as well once the sale is complete. […]

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Accessibility survey of downtown Iowa City restaurants in the works

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 accessibility. The project may eventually expand to include other businesses as well. […]

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Updated: This week in political activism: May 15-21

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Learn how housing insecurity affects your community and how to address it Homelessness Excludes No One Greene Square Park (5th St SE, Cedar Rapids) and Cedar […]

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This week in political activism: May 8-May 14

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Start local by getting to know your county supervisors and city council Cedar Rapids City Council meeting Cedar Rapids City Hall — Tuesday, May 9 at […]

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Horace Mann district debates plans for renovation

Neighbors, school board members, teachers and administrators met at Horace Mann Elementary in Iowa City Tuesday, May 2 to compare plans for a proposed update of the 100-year-old facility to meet ADA accessibility standards, add parking and playground space and improve students’ educational experience. […]

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Updated: ICOR boxing gym takes it to the next level in Iowa City

ICOR boxing gym in Iowa City will host grand opening events throughout the month of May in its new space at 1127 Shirken Dr. Co-owners Clifton Johnson Jr. and Emily Klinefelter said the opening will be a family-friendly cookout featuring music, light sparring and demonstrations. “Now we can stretch our legs a little bit and […]

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