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Join the businesses in the Iowa River Landing in celebrating the magic of the season! On December 13 from 2-5 PM, several establishments in the Landing will be offering holiday-themed activities and specials in conjunction with Coralville’s annual Aisle of Lights celebration. Visitors will enjoy all of the trappings of the holidays, including cookies, cocoa, holiday stories, crafts, and a visit from Santa. The events in the Landing will conclude with the tree lighting at Backpocket Brewing.
The list of participating businesses and events include:
Donate an item to “Toys for Tots” and receive one FREE beer, $10 t-shirt special, tree lighting at 5 PM
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Cookie decorating and hot cocoa bar
$2 off wine by the glass and draws
Buy 3 gift cards, get one FREE
Waterstreet Coffee Bar
Coffee and cocoa specials
Stories with Mrs. Santa Claus, hot cocoa
FREE photos with Santa
Storewide holiday sale
Johnson County Historical Society
Holiday crafts, hot cocoa, cookies, FREE museum admission
Special Holiday Flavors, decorate your own mini cupcakes
Brides By Jessa
Photos and songs with Elsa, 30% off storewide
1/2 price pints from 2-5 PM
Storewide discounts, free wrapping, free shipping on select items, complimentary glass of wine for shoppers, photos with Star Wars characters.
Be sure to join us for an evening of holiday fun and festivities on December 13th! And as always, be sure to share your photos using #IowaRiverLanding.
The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and hospitality district. The Luxe Zone will be expanding into a new location in the Iowa River Landing, occupying the space between Winestyles and 30hop. Owners anticipate an opening date of June 2015.
The Luxe Zone offers professional interior design services for commercial and residential design. Their studio showroom features unique accessories, lighting, and home furnishings. The Luxe Zone is well known for their specialty offerings. They are Eastern Iowa’s exclusive Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture dealer, and the new Iowa River Landing location will feature a large in-stock offering of their product line. This new space will provide The Luxe Zone with a larger location, allowing for an expanded variety of product lines and additional room setting examples.
In addition to expanded home furnishing offerings, the new Iowa River Landing location will feature an increased gift and accessory inventory as well as a new bridal registry.
This location will provide The Luxe Zone with expanded space to host larger events for various charities and organizations, as well as their monthly wine club which is a hallmark of their current store.
“The Luxe Zone is more than a furniture studio — it’s a lifestyle center,” said Jan Finlyason, President and Principal Designer. “Our goal is to provide our clients with exceptional service, while creating a path to a more inspired lifestyle through great design.”
Coralville and the Iowa River Landing are excited to host RAGBRAI July 24th 2015, the final night of the event. Planning is underway, and our wonderful community is working hard to ensure our visitors will be treated to an awesome stay!
Details are still emerging, but here’s a breakdown of the information we have so far:
Cue the paparrazi! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood will be front and center with this year’s theme “Ride the Red Carpet.” Members of the RAGBRAI Hospitality committee will be hard at work transforming Coralville’s celebration into an ode to Tinseltown.
Cheap Trick presented by Two Rivers Bank and Trust is scheduled to perform as the headlining act in the Iowa River Landing on July 24th. Tickets for the concert will be $10 for the general public, and anyone wearing the official RAGBRAI wristband can enter for free.
The entertainment and music will start at 4 PM, with the Slap’n’Tickle band taking the stage to kick off an evening of great entertainment. Gimmick will play at 6, and The Swing Crew will close out the evening of great music, playing in the beverage garden from 10-Midnight.
Over 500 volunteers will be needed to make this year’s RAGBRAI a success. You can visit the RAGBRAI Coralville website to learn more about volunteer opportunities. There are several committees to choose from, including:
- Beverage Garden
- Communications (day of)
- Entertainment & Special Events
- Food & non-food vendors
- Information Center
- Law Enforcement
- Public Safety
- Ride Right
- Shower, sanitation & recycling
- Website & Social Media
Kids Art Contest
Area kids will have the opportunity to share their artistic talents with the riders of RAGBRAI when they enter the Kids Art Contest. The contest is open to all elementary school students in the Iowa City Community School District. The local winner will be entered into the state-wide drawing for a chance to win the grand prize of $350. Completed entries can be dropped off at Scratch Cupcakery.
You can view more information about the art contest here:
The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and hospitality district. Drury Inn, a Missouri-based hotel chain, is planning to open a new location in the Iowa River Landing. The Drury Inn in the Iowa River Landing will feature 180 guest rooms as well as ample meeting space. Drury Inns are well known for their value-based service. Guests of the hotel will enjoy several complimentary amenities including breakfast, wi-fi, and hot food and cold beverages at the 5:30 Kickback®.
“The Iowa River Landing was a natural fit for us due to its convenient location and many amenities including the proximity of the UIHC clinic and surrounding businesses,” said John Dirnberger, Director of Development at Drury Development Corporation. “We are excited to serve the residents and visitors of this growing part of Coralville.”
Be sure to check our website for more information as this project takes shape.
The Coralville RAGBRAI organizing committee welcomes RAGBRAI for an overnight stop on Friday, July 25, 2015. The 2015 stop will be the fifth time the community has hosted this event. In 2011 the Coralville stop generated $23,895 in proceeds benefitting the Coralville Center for Performing Arts, the Coralville Community Fund, and the participating schools; Central, Kirkwood, and Northwest Junior High.
Committees and committee volunteers will be organized and gathered together in the next few weeks and anyone interested in learning more about the 2015 Coralville RAGBRAI efforts may come to the meeting at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 5 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street. This meeting will be the time and place where anyone interested can learn the entertainment, housing, food, planning, and other aspects of the event, or an opportunity to volunteer.
Looking for something fun to do after BrrrFest? Several Iowa River Landing businesses are offering featured items for post-BrrrFest patrons.
And be sure to share your #AfterBrrrFest photos from around Iowa River Landing on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using our hashtag. The person with the most creative photo will win a prize pack which includes a one-night stay at Homewood Suites, a gift bag from Von Maur, and pizza and sample trays for two from Backpocket Brewing.
The #AfterBrrrFest featured items list includes:
BrrrFest attendees who visit Massage Heights and show their ticket stub can book an appointment for a $39.99 60 minute massage or a $49.99 60 minute facial.
Get a free pint with your purchase of a 30hop T-Shirt ($15). Supplies limited. (Saturday only)
2 day BrrrFest Blowout Sale, Friday and Saturday: 10% all Beer Sales (15% off for Beer Club members) and $2 off all Beer Draws
Come and enjoy Pork and Beef Sliders and a Beer Release – BrrrFest “The Beer,” a Backpocket/Big Grove collaboration.
Waterstreet Coffee Bar
Featured Item: V-60 Pour-Over. You select the roast, they freshly grind the beans and attentively make a fresh cup of coffee. Customers can choose from a number of organic coffees from Kickapoo Coffee Roasters and Counter Culture.
$22/dozen deal (buy 11 cupcakes, get the 12th free)
True Style Boutique
Store-wide discount will be whatever the predicted high temperature is for that day according to www.kcci.com. Sale ends Sunday January 25.
A few rooms remain at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center for BrrrFest both Friday and Saturday nights. Take advantage of the $99 BrrrFest “Take the Elevator Home” rate (based upon availability) when you show your ticket! Stop by the front desk or call the hotel for reservations 319.688.4000.
Edgewater Grille at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center will be offering “The Iowan” this Saturday at the event and in the restaurant. This $6 sandwich is a must-try with pulled BBQ pork, bacon, and Maytag Blue Cheese all served on brioche.
You won’t want to miss these featured items, so be sure to visit as many of these establishments and use hashtag #AfterBrrrFest with your photos for a chance to win!
Winter weather has finally arrived, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors until spring. The Iowa River Landing is here to help you beat the winter blahs with a fun-filled weekend in January featuring BrrrFest January 24th and WinterFest on January 25th.
BrrrFest will be held in the Coralville Marriott exhibit hall on Saturday, January 24th from 1-4 PM. (Brewmaster events begin at noon.) BrrrFest celebrates the beers of winter, specializing in brews from Iowa and around the Midwest. Beer enthusiasts will have the opportunity to sample and purchase new beers including limited release brews that aren’t readily available. Proceeds from BrrrFest go toward Coralville’s 4thFest celebration as well as the Iowa Brewer’s Guild.
UPDATE: As of 1-20-15, tickets for Coralville BrrrFest 2015 are SOLD OUT at all locations and online. BUT – You can still enjoy these great offers from Iowa River Landing businesses the day of: http://
The fun will continue with WinterFest on January 25th. Also held in the Marriott exhibit hall, these free, family-friendly activities run from 1-4 PM. The line-up of activities for this year include:
-Horse drawn carriage and trolley rides
-An indoor “snowball” fight
-Hands-on crafts and activities
-Professional ice sculpting
-Cupcake decorating station featuring Scratch cupcakes
-Police and fire equipment
-Root beer tasting
-A caricature artist
And much more!
And as always, be sure to share your photos using #iowariverlanding.
Here’s to a weekend of frosty fun in the Iowa River Landing!
On Friday, December 5th at 11:00 AM Watts Development Group, Inc. will hold an event to commemorate the groundbreaking for the newest real estate development in the Iowa River Landing. Community members are invited to join the Watts Group, Coralville Mayor John Lundell and members of the Coralville City Council in the kick-off of this project. Watts Development Group is collaborating with San Diego based developer Oliver McMillan and OPN Architects in Cedar Rapids on this $15 million venture.
The first multi-story building will feature 13 luxury townhouses with underground parking and first floor retail space. The townhouses will be available for purchase in 2016.
The second building will include 64 stylish, contemporary condominiums over two floors and 4,000 square feet of retail space. A mix of efficiency, one and two bedroom units will be available for lease as of June 1st, 2015.
For more information, contact Watts Development Group.
Committed to providing Members and Guests with the best overall health and well-being, Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, will begin offering 90-minute facials on November 3, 2014.
“Many people believe that skin care is a beauty issue but it’s primarily a health issue. Our skin is our largest living organ and is purposed to protect us; we owe it to ourselves to keep this vital organ as healthy as possible. Making the commitment to take care of your skin every day is simple and the first step to whole body health. At Massage Heights we are committed to your health which is why we are elevating our commitment to you by offering 90-minute facials,” said Angela Linden, owner, Massage Heights Iowa River Landing.
The 90-minute facial experience will include all the benefits of the 1-hour treatment while also including one of the relaxing and detoxifying new customized facial massages: Pressure Point Facial Massage or European Facial Massage. Based on a Guest’s skin conditions, a licensed Massage Heights Skin Therapist will determine the facial massage that benefits and treats their skin care concerns and helps them reach their skin care goals quicker.
The Pressure Point Facial Massage combines acupressure, which is an Oriental technique of applying pressure to specific points of the body to release muscle tension and lymphatic drainage massage which stimulates lymph fluid to flow through the lymphatic vessels by using gentle, rhythmic pressure. This light massage technique helps to cleanse and detoxify the body. “Pressure Point massage is a great treatment for all skin conditions; however, it is especially beneficial for Guests with breakout prone, Acneic skin, sinus pressure and allergies. The lymphatic drainage massage included in the treatment will help remove the breakout-causing bacteria as well as reduce fluid retention in the face, which will relieve sinus pressure from allergies and colds,” said Linden.
The European Facial Massage combines a variety of massage techniques to deliver the necessary health benefits the Guest needs. It utilizes effleurage, a soft, continuous stroking movement applied with the fingers and palms in a slow and rhythmic manner; petrissage, a kneading movement that stimulates the underlying tissue; and friction which is a rubbing movement creating small circles with fingers and palms, pressure is maintained on the skin to create friction. Linden added, “European massage is a great treatment for all skin conditions and offers numerous benefits for each skin type. The techniques utilized help increase oxygen and nutrients to the skin, cleanse the skins impurities, improve skin texture and relieve tension and fatigue — it promotes total relaxation and reduces stress.”
The new customized facial massages are only available in the 90-minute facial.
Massage Heights offers a variety of custom massage modalities, including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Therapy, Prenatal and Reflexology, as well as custom dermalogica® skin treatments, including Anti-Aging, Sensitive Skin, Clear Skin and Brightening. Therapeutic experience-enhancing add-on services called “Elevations” include a Reviving Foot Scrub, Revitalizing Face Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Active Therapy, Skin Enriching, Skin Refining, Skin Purifying and all-natural aromatherapy.
Pro-Fit Gym has expanded their offerings to include hot yoga, indoor cycling, and numerous fitness tracks for members of all age levels and abilities. Members are now able to purchase all-inclusive monthly packages, allowing them to incorporate a multi-faceted approach to their fitness goals.
Helmed by fitness expert Aaron Larmore, Pro-Fit is regarded as the premier Cross Fit gym in the area. Larmore has over a decade of experience working with clients of all abilities, ranging from beginner to professional and top-level athletes. Although Larmore has worked with elite athletes, the atmosphere at Pro-Fit is one of encouragement and inclusion. Diverse age ranges, body types, and skill levels are present in every class Pro-Fit. The workouts are scaleable and modifications are shown so everyone will leave class feeling successful.
In January 2014, Pro-Fit opened a hot yoga studio and added indoor cycling classes to their schedule. These expanded offerings are a perfect compliment to the WOD and allow for a well-rounded training regimen. Pro-Fit yoga classes are designed to lengthen muscles, increase range of motion and aid recovery and injury prevention. Indoor cycling classes give you the extra cardio and endurance boost you need to maximize your performance.
-Your First 10: A beginners weight loss program designed to melt 10 pounds in six weeks. Participants are led through interval-based workouts to stimulate calorie burn and are guided through a 6-week nutrition plan.
-Fit Body Transformation: An intermediate/advanced group designed to accelerate athletic performance as well as increase muscle tone. (Top participants are eligible for cash prizes.)
-Fit After 50: This program is specialized to meet the needs of mature athletes. A weekly combination of Cross Fit and yoga helps increase metabolism, maintain muscle tone and bone density, and increase cardiovascular fitness.
-Youth Athlete Development: Youth classes are available to athletes age 8 and up. Kids will learn the foundational skills necessary for long-term success.
-Skill Workshops and Nutrition Classes: Skill workshops will help refine your knowledge of Cross Fit fundamentals. Participants will decrease their chance of injury and increase performance by learning the proper techniques for common exercises. Nutrition classes help accelerate fitness goals through education and awareness of daily food habits.