“If you build it, they will come” is baloney. Perhaps it’s heresy to question a platitude from one of Iowa’s sacred texts. But the ghostly voice from the cornfield seems to be whispering in a lot of ears as major changes loom for Iowa City’s downtown and near-downtown area. We have a new Downtown and […]
Finland, Sweden and Norway recently announced a recall on all bottles of Fireball Whiskey after learning that the American version of the popular liquor contains antifreeze. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), an allergic reaction can appear if propylene glycol, the type of antifreeze in question, is consumed in large […]
After the Soap Opera announced its plans to close in January after 34 years in business, many in Iowa City have been mourning the inevitable loss of a downtown fixture. But plans are already underway for the storefront as next-door neighbor, Revival, intends to expand into the space and be open by March. Revival sells […]
Community members are invited to reap the harvest of graduate students’ food-related research and take part in conversations surrounding food this Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Food for Thought Graduate Student Conference. The conference is free to attend and begins at 9 a.m. at the University Capitol Center 2520D (200 S. Capitol St.). Through presentations […]
The Fall Gallery Walk begins this Friday at 5 p.m., providing an excellent opportunity to check out the downtown Iowa City art scene. The walk is a collection of art receptions held at 20 downtown venues, many of which hold art exhibitions year-round. Artwork by both local and national artists will be on display. […]
EntreFEST—Iowa’s annual celebration of entrepreneurship—will take place in Iowa City for the first time this year.
As the state’s biggest entrepreneur conference, the event is part summit, part festival and part resource hub. It aims to bring Iowa innovators together to celebrate and foster entrepreneurship. The University of Northern Iowa is the event’s primary sponsor (the UNI Regional Business Center Entrepreneurship Outreach team was responsible for developing the idea and getting the festival off the ground in 2008), but for the… […]