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Remembering The Red Avocado

In the midst of this season of affection, it is with regretful hearts that we commemorate the closing of one of Iowa City’s most beloved eateries, The Red Avocado. As we reflect on the loss of our premier vegan/vegetarian/organic sanctuary, we think back on summer hours spent lounging on the patio, sangria in hand, Dustin Busch strumming the mood. Or huddling in the entryway mid-winter, stamping snow off our boots and greeting our neighbors, anticipating a fantastic meal in the company of good friends. […]

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UR Here: Death by 1,000 Razings

For the last month or so, the talk of the town has moved on from Stephen Bloom to Washington Street. By the time you read this, the houses in the 500 block of Washington Street that housed The Red Avocado restaurant, Defunct Books, and the Golden Haug Bed and Breakfast may very well be dust. Yet another multi-story apartment building with ground-floor retail space will soon arise. At deadline, Defunct Books announced they were moving to Sycamore Mall. The fate of the Red Avocado is still highly questionable. […]

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Today (1/29): Painting + Dance Party at The Red Avocado

One week ago, the owners and staff of The Red Avocado served their last customers. They have spent the week getting all of their equipment out of the building, but there are still two days left before the bulldozers will arrive and take away all that remains of 521 E. Washington. I ran into Co-owner […]

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Photos: Monadnoc, Lonelyhearts at the Red Avocado – 8/15

I try to never miss any show that involves these performers, especially at a venue as teeny and intimate as the lovely Red Avocado. The cozy back room was filled with an attentive, wine-sipping audience. Monadnoc cast a spell over the room with his melodic spoken word artistry, backed by two guitars and a drummer, […]

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