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Amazon is getting real-world real estate in Iowa City, and will give you the chance to deliver its packages (if you have $30,000)

Online retail behemoth Amazon will expand its physical presence in the Iowa City area, leasing the former Procter and Gamble distribution center on Heinz Road. Amazon has not yet publicly announced its plans for the 346,062 sq. ft. facility in southeast Iowa City, but its been reported the building will serve as what the company calls a “last […]

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Prairie Kitchen Store will open in the old Motley Cow Cafe space

The Northside Marketplace location that was home to the Motley Cow Cafe for nine years finally has a new tenant. But instead of catering to those looking to dine out, the Prairie Kitchen Store will feature kitchen tools, cookware as well as cooking demonstrations and classes for those wanting to make dining at home a better experience. […]

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The Makers Loft, selling locally made art and goods, opens on the Ped Mall

The Makers Loft opened its new retail location on the Ped Mall Thursday evening, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Makers Loft, at its core, is an effort to make local goods, local art more accessible to more people,” Simeon Talley, who co-owns The Makers Loft with Veronica Tessler, told Little Village after the ribbon was cut. […]

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The original Paul’s Discount in Clinton is closing

When it was announced last April that Paul’s Discount was closing, the Cassidy family, which owned the store that had become an Iowa City institution, said they would be keeping the original Paul’s location in Clinton, Iowa open. But on Tuesday, the Clinton Herald reported that city’s Paul’s will close by July 31. “It has […]

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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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Best of the CRANDIC 2018: Goods & Services

The results are in! Here are the winners of Little Village’s 2018 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Goods & Services category, representing voters’ favorite businesses and service providers in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. […]

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Uptown Bill’s may soon close

In a city with a surprising number of coffee shops, Uptown Bill’s stands out as a unique place. Part coffeehouse, part performance venue, part used bookstore, in the words of Tom Gilsenan, who ran it for eight years before his retirement in June, it’s “a place where everybody is welcome, no matter what their station […]

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