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Iowa City staple The Den will close Dec. 31

A favorite of college students, screen printing fanatics and discount soda lovers, the Den will be leaving the Iowa City downtown scene. The store at 123 E. Washington St. will be closing on Dec. 31 after 15 years of business. Due to high rent prices and the impact of Washington St. construction on foot traffic, […]

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What’s next for Scout Men’s Store?

Scout, Zak Neumann

Scout Closing Sale Scout Men’s Store — Thursday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 13 The Scout Men’s Store has added a dose of contemporary men’s fashion and energy to the downtown Iowa City retail scene. Since September, they have offered high quality, “Made in America” menswear brands and hosted visiting trunk shows and even a […]

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Moss urban garden boutique to open in downtown Iowa City

Moss Soft Launch Moss (112 E. Washington St.) — Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Moss, a new decor store, is opening up in downtown Iowa City on Washington St., offering shoppers a selection of indoor plants, pots and nature-inspired gifts and decor. The store is opening earlier than expected, starting at 10 a.m. this […]

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Ten Thousand Villages opening permanent Iowa City store

Volunteers gathered Monday to unpack boxes of merchandise for the new Ten Thousand Villages location opening in a few weeks on the Iowa City Ped Mall. The store, part of a national non-profit, sells fair trade goods like jewelry, home décor and tableware made by artisans around the world. The location, 105 S. Dubuque St. […]

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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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Domby returns to Iowa City’s north side

The women’s clothing boutique Domby will return to Iowa City after closing its downtown doors last summer. The store has found a new northside location at 213 N. Linn St. next to Brix, and hopes to open by May 1. According to owner Valerie Chittick, she began to look for a location with more parking […]

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Revival expansion opens today in former Soap Opera space

The space that formerly held the Soap Opera (119 E. College St.) reopens today as Revival 119, a shop focusing on apothecary items, loungewear, shoes and gifts. Sheila Davisson, who also owns Revival next door, took over the storefront this winter after Soap Opera closed its doors and has renovated the interior into a bright, […]

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