Public Space One, over a variety of forms and spaces, has provided a home for art and artists in Iowa City for almost two decades. The newest chapter for the organization was just beginning as the COVID-19 pandemic reached Iowa and made in-person events and shared workspaces unsafe. Last year, PS1 purchased two houses at […]
Even as nearly every other performing arts organization, of every type, has scaled back its programming in 2020, Riverside Theatre is ramping it up. The 2020-21 season marks the 40th season for the revered Iowa City theater, and it has brought with it a good deal of change. […]
Throughout its 108-year history, the Englert Theatre in Iowa City has always changed with the times. From its origins as a vaudeville theater, to a movie theater and now a revered space for performing arts, the Englert has grown into its role as a cornerstone in Iowa City’s art scene. Through its regular programming as […]
If three months into Iowa’s COVID-19 pandemic there were some locals who still hoped life might return to normal someday, the announcement that The Mill restaurant and music venue was being sold off was likely a wake-up call. The Mill, 120 E Burlington St, was a stomping ground for generations of townies and a destination […]
Since 1982 Record Collector has been a hub for Iowa City’s music-loving community. When founder and original owner Kirk Walther passed away back in 2017, many vinyl enthusiasts worried whether Iowa City would lose this sacred place where they could dig through crates of old jazz records, pick up the newest release of their favorite […]
In 2014, a small building on the block between South Johnson and South Van Buren streets in Iowa City was added to the National Register for Historic Places. Its inclusion was well-warranted; it had served as a small grocery store for nearly a century, beginning in the late 1800s. The store at 518 E Bowery […]
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.