Despite the beautiful spring weather, the streets of downtown Iowa City were almost deserted on the first day of April, as people stayed home and practiced social distancing. Little Village gives you a glimpse of how downtown looks during the COVID-19 emergency. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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?” […]
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 […]
There may not be a one-stop shop for your holiday shopping list, but these districts in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines and Iowa City hold plenty of hidden treasures from local retailers. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]