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Cars blocking street sweeping routes in downtown Iowa City will be towed starting at 2 a.m. Friday

City workers will clean the streets and sidewalks in downtown Iowa City overnight starting at 2 a.m. on Friday, in order to remove sand and “other winter-related debris,” according to a press release from the Iowa City Streets Division. Vehicles parked in tow-away zones, including metered spots, will be towed. “Towing will impact Prentiss Street […]

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Iowa City Fire Department announces cause of Hieronymus Square fire

Update: The Iowa City Police Department announced on Wednesday afternoon that the 100 block of E Burlington Street will remain closed into Saturday, as crews continue to remove debris from the site of the fire. On Wednesday afternoon, Iowa City Fire Marshall Brian Greer release a statement on the results of the investigation into the […]

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The Full Kit is closing its downtown Iowa City store

After almost two decades in business, The Full Kit is closing its downtown Iowa City location. “I just felt it was time,” owner Mitch Dettman told Little Village. Dettman opened a second location of the men’s streetwear store, known for carrying brands that are hard to find locally, in Davenport in 2015. He grew up […]

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Fire crews fight blaze at construction project in downtown Iowa City (Updated)

Crews from the fire departments of Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty responded to a major fire at the Hieronymus Square construction project located at the corner of Burlington and Clinton streets on Monday afternoon.

According to witnesses at scene, the fire broke out at approximately 2:45 p.m.
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Your Village: Are the new Ped Mall benches hostile to the homeless?

“Everyone is curious about the new benches on the Ped Mall. Are they an example of hostile architecture, designed to make life harder on the homeless? Or are they designed that way to be ADA-compliant? Or is there another line of thought behind this particular choice in benches?” […]

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Raygun’s new Iowa City location is open

The bold, capital letters on the sign in the window of Iowa City’s Raygun are familiar, but the message, like the location across from the Ped Mall, is new: “I assure you we’re open.” Raygun, purveyor of fine T-shirts, bumper stickers and other items on which clever messages can be printed, took over the space […]

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The Shop Iowa City, selling vintage and repurposed home decor, is opening downtown in August

Update: The Shop Iowa City is officially opening for business Sunday, Aug. 26. There will be a grand opening event 12-4 p.m. that day. Kay Boyer, Kate Dreyer and Jessica Meyer have been hard at work peeling away layers from the downtown space that, until recently, housed University Camera for 48 years. In the past […]

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Takanami will become a Mexican restaurant (Updated)

July 20, 2018: This article was updated with new comments from Valentina Carrero. After 15 years serving sushi, teppanyaki and Asian-infused entrees, Iowa City’s Takanami will become a Mexican restaurant, new owner Valentina Carrero announced Wednesday. The rebranded business is set to open Aug. 2 in the same location at 219 Iowa Ave. “I have […]

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27th annual Jazz Fest hits Iowa City this weekend

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, and three side stages to showcase a variety of local acts. Performances will rotate between stages throughout the festival. […]

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