Street closures announced for UI Homecoming Parade

Zak Neumann, Homecoming Parade

This year’s University of Iowa Homecoming Parade is scheduled to kick off at 5.45 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Washington and Gilbert streets. The city estimates 15,000 people will attend the UI Homecoming Parade. This year’s grand marshal is B.J. Armstrong, a Hawkeye basketball great, NBA All-Star and Chicago Bulls […]

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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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Hair Art’s one-woman show

When I tell Man Kwi Park, owner of Hair Art salon in downtown Iowa City, that I am travelling to Hong Kong, she tells me that I should stop by Korea on the way there. “My nephew lives there,” she tells me with a wink. He’s single. She calls her husband from the back and […]

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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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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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