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Your Village: Where did The Chauncey get its name?

Have a question about what’s going on in your community? Ask Little Village. Submit your questions through the Your Village feature on our homepage, or email us at editor@littlevillagemag.com. What kind of name is Chauncey for a building? —Anonymous, via the Your Village feature on LV’s homepage. In most cities, The Chauncey would be a […]

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Your Village: Where is Iowa City’s $20,000 PLAY bike rack?

It’s surprising how many people don’t notice a 25-foot-long, 8-foot-tall bike rack in the shape of the letters P-L-A-Y is missing until you point out it’s gone. Technically, it’s not a rack, it’s a “parklet,” which is a structure that not only offers large-scale bike parking (in this case, 40 bikes), but is also supposed to help beautify its surroundings. […]

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Your Village: Is Daylight Donuts closing?

I heard that Daylight Donuts in Iowa City is closing. Please tell me this is just a rumor. Because I don’t think I can go on if it’s really closing for good. – Lydia, Iowa City

Unfortunately, it’s more than just a rumor, but no one should give into donut-related despair, because there’s good news to go along with this bad news. But first, the bad news. […]

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From the oldest business to a very old douchebag: Iowa City history explored in 2018

It’s traditional to look back over the past year as December draws to a close, and Little Village is looking back on all the times we looked back through Iowa City history in 2018. Thanks to questions submitted by readers to Your Village, in 2018 LV explored the namesakes of some downtown Iowa City streets, […]

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Your Village: Are the new Ped Mall benches hostile to the homeless?

“Everyone is curious about the new benches on the Ped Mall. Are they an example of hostile architecture, designed to make life harder on the homeless? Or are they designed that way to be ADA-compliant? Or is there another line of thought behind this particular choice in benches?” […]

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