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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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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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Lucky’s Market is closing

Lucky’s Market announced on Monday it will close its Iowa City location. According to a post on the store’s official Facebook page, its last day will be March 4. Lucky’s employees were informed of the closing at a 6:30 a.m. meeting on Monday. […]

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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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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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