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The Hall Mall is dead, long live the Hall Mall!

“I came up with the Hall Mall name,” Kirk Stephan said through chuckles as he recalled opening what would become Iowa City’s original incubator of small businesses in the early 1970s. “I wanted to have a longer one, but it turned out that advertisers charged more money the more letters you had!” More than a […]

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Letter: Saying goodbye to Fired Up Iowa City

By Molly Burt-Westvig, Iowa City “The only constant is change” is a pretty dismal quote we’ve been hearing in our Zoom meetings and seeing in plenty of therapizing Facebook posts — but it’s also something my dad tells me pretty much every phone call lately. The original quote is attributed to Heraclitus, the first to […]

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Target is now open in downtown Iowa City

Target’s new store in downtown Iowa City opened on Wednesday. The small-format Target at 113 E Washington St is located in the building that was once home to the Brown Bottle restaurant. The two-story store is approximately 24,000 square feet, making it smaller than most of Target’s small-format stores, which are closer to 40,000 square […]

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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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