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Mediterranean-inspired coffeeshop ‘Cortado’ to open this fall in downtown Iowa City

Signage appeared this weekend announcing a new coffeeshop in downtown Iowa City — Cortado Coffee & Café, 26 S. Clinton Street (the former location of Austin Burke Clothier). Reached for comment, co-owner Yochai Harel shared his background and hopes for Cortado, mentioning that it will provide espresso and coffee drinks while bringing “some Mediterranean flavor […]

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The truth about TIFs

Illustration by Mark Vollenweider

In mid-July, the Iowa City City Council authorized $14.1 million dollars in TIF-funded financial aid to the $49 million dollar, 15-story luxury high-rise named The Chauncey. The debate over the city’s decision to essentially subsidize part of the construction of The Chauncey—which will include more screens for FilmScene, a bowling alley, art gallery space and […]

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Uber looking to expand in Iowa City

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Though no official announcement has been made, it appears as though Uber, the popular ridesharing company, is looking to launch in Iowa City. On September 2, Uber Technologies Inc. posted an ad for “Entry Level Independent Drivers” in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City on Careerbuilder. Uber has also been reaching out to community members in […]

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