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Photos: Scout Men’s Store receives a warm welcome to Downtown Iowa City

Scout, Zak Neumann

On Thursday, the Downtown District gained a new contemporary menswear pop-up, Scout Men’s Store. Co-owners Catherine Champion, Jamie Boling and Jil Dasher welcome guests to the new space on Washington St. all night long. Guests were treated to free beer and were able to get a first glimpse at the quality brands and exclusive collaborations […]

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Men’s clothing store opens this week in downtown Iowa City

Scout Clothing

Scout Men’s Store, Sneak Peek Scout Men’s Store (124 E. Washington St.) — Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. A new contemporary men’s retailer is coming to downtown Iowa City — but only for a short while. Scout Men’s Store, a menswear pop-up co-owned by Catherine Champion (of Catherine’s Boutique), Jaime Boling and Jil Dasher, […]

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Downtown District wraps up summer programming with rock climbing, yoga and paddle boarding

Before the long-awaited summertime kisses us a warm goodbye, the Iowa City Downtown District will host three adventurous activities in the downtown Pedestrian Mall this weekend. Iowa City and surrounding area residents can choose to participate in rock climbing, outside yoga or paddle boarding. All three events are free, open to the public and on […]

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Op-ed: A year on the job with the Iowa City Downtown District

downtown iowa city - Photo by Britt Fowler

Imagine you’re a time traveler visiting current-day downtown Iowa City from an earlier time. Upon exiting your DeLorean, parked in front of the Airliner, you walk south and hang a left on Washington St. passing the beautifully restored MidWestOne Bank building. As you walk east you focus on the architecture of the buildings around you: […]

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First-of-its-kind Iowa Shrimp Taco shut out of IC Top Chef: Downtown

Local Burrito slinger and taste-maker Kyle Sieck was ousted from competition in the Iowa City Downtown District’s sixth annual Top Chef: Downtown when health inspectors challenged the source of his “Iowa Shrimp.” His shrimp supplier, Denny Rehberg, who operates out of Walker, Iowa, in Linn County, did not have an aquaculture license. There are currently […]

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Boozehound: Toast to summer with a tasty gin and tonic

Gin and tonic

This week, I’m celebrating the most summery of cocktails: the gin and tonic. This cocktail got its start back in the halcyon days of the British Empire when its subjects — especially those in the more exotic, tropical colonies — would drink this cocktail for their health. […]

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