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Coralville Welcomes RAGBRAI to the Iowa River Landing

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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.

Plans are to develop a website to house everything about RAGBRAI in Coralville but until then, please follow Coralville RAGBRAI on Twitter and Facebook.

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Share Your #AfterBrrrFest Photos and Win!

BrrrFest Iowa River Landing Glasses  | Coralville, IowaLooking 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:

Massage Heights

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.

30hop

Get a free pint with your purchase of a 30hop T-Shirt ($15). Supplies limited. (Saturday only)

WineStyles

2 day BrrrFest Blowout Sale, Friday and Saturday: 10% all Beer Sales (15% off for Beer Club members) and $2 off all Beer Draws

Backpocket Brewing

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.

Scratch Cupcakery

$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.

Coralville Marriott

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

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!

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Winter Fun in the Iowa River Landing

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.

Coralville BrrrFest

BrrrFest in Iowa River Landing | Coralville, Iowa

Coralville BrrrFest | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, IowaBrrrFest 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://iowariverlanding.com/2015/01/afterbrrrfest-featured-items/

Coralville WinterFest

WinterFest in Iowa River Landing | Coralville, Iowa

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:

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-An indoor “snowball” fight

-Hands-on crafts and activities

-Professional ice sculpting

-Cupcake decorating station featuring Scratch cupcakes

-Police and fire equipment

-Balloon creations

-Face Painting

-Silent Auction

-Model Railroad

-Root beer tasting

-Live entertainment

-Door prizes

-A caricature artist

And much more!

Tickets for BrrrFest are available to purchase on the City of Coralville’s website. You can stay up-to-date on all of the WinterFest activities by following the event’s Facebook page.

And as always, be sure to share your photos using #iowariverlanding.

Here’s to a weekend of frosty fun in the Iowa River Landing!

 

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You’re Invited: Watts Development IRL Groundbreaking

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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.

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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. 

 

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Massage Heights Introduces 90-Minute Facials

Massage Heights Iowa River LandingCommitted 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.

Schedule your appointment now. 

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Pro-Fit Gym Expands Offerings

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.Pro-Fit Box

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.

Kettlebells In addition to unlimited fitness classes, members are also eligible for specialized programming for no cost or at a reduced cost. Various fitness tracks and workshops are available including:

-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.

To learn more about how Pro-Fit Gym can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Aaron Larmore or visit during a regularly scheduled class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brides By Jessa is Now Open

Brides by Jessa | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, IowaBrides by Jessa, a new boutique specializing in bridal and formal gowns, is now open and taking appointments in the Iowa River Landing.

Owner Jessica Attere discovered her passion for the bridal industry while she studied Economics at the University of Iowa.

“As a college student, I worked in a jewelry shop. Brides and grooms were always my favorite clients to work with,” said Jessica.  “The excitement for their big day is contagious.”

Brides by Jessa | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, IowaBrides by Jessa offers customers a one-on-one appointment based bridal shopping experience. In addition to bridal gowns, Brides by Jessa features a large selection of bridesmaid and prom dresses, veils, shoes, and bridal jewelry. Customers seeking unique designers won’t be disappointed in the selection at Brides by Jessa; the shop feature s designers and styles that aren’t readily available at most local boutiques.

Jessica Attere takes her role in planning a couple’s special day very seriously. “A bride’s gown is the centerpiece of the wedding. It’s something that many girls picture themselves in from a very young age. My goal is to help each bride that visits my store complete her vision and find the dress of her dreams.”

Brides by Jessa is open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday from 11-6. Contact them now to schedule an appointment. 

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of WineStyles

Help welcome WineStyles Tasting Station to Iowa River Landing with a full week of events and specials. Their Grand Opening Celebration week has something for everyone!

WineStyles Iowa River Landing Grand Opening Week

WineStyles Grand Opening | Coralville, Iowa

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Choose from hundreds of wines and craft beers that have been sorted for you by style and taste, which complement the selection of handcrafted chocolates, organic teas, artisanal cheeses and gourmet food.

Great wines don’t need to be expensive. Whether you’re looking for an amazing $10-$25 bottle of wine or a unique gift, WineStyles Tasting Station strives to create the best shopping experience in town. Check their website and Facebook for opportunities to Taste, Learn and Enjoy® at events and weekly tastings, in addition to our latest product offers and promotions.

 

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Enjoy $8.00 Lunch Features at Edgewater Grille

Edgewater Grille | Iowa River Landing

Come enjoy a great lunch at the Edgewater Grille featuring new $8.00 daily lunch specials.  With a new feature each day you can get out of the office multiple times a week.  Ask about their private dining room and reserve it for your next lunch meeting.

Edgewater Grille Lunch Specials | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, Iowa

Do not forget Edgewater Grille is open breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and proudly brews Starbucks coffee in the lobby.  Need a new happy hour place?  Sneak down to River Bar and enjoy a beverage.  You can even head out onto our terrace to enjoy the best of the Iowa River Landing.

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30hop Now Open: Plan Your Next Visit

30 Hop

 

The highly anticipated bar and restaurant, 30hop, had a soft opening August 10 and the traffic has been outstanding! The area’s first rooftop patio has brought many people to Iowa River Landing to experience all that this new attraction has to offer.

As with most new businesses, there are questions for those who plan to make a trip. We sat down with owner Erik Shewmaker to find out the answers to many frequently asked questions.

What food and beer can we expect? The contemporary menu will focus on simple, fresh, delicious offerings and will include 60 beers on tap on the main level and 30 beers on the rooftop.

What hours are you open? We plan to be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, bar open until 2 a.m. (Hours may be different during soft opening currently, call ahead before making the trip.)

Are you serving a full menu? We plan to open at 4 and will be serving a limited menu from 5-9.  Lunch coming soon, stay tuned on our 30hop Facebook page.

Do you take reservations? Sorry, we do not. We do have call ahead seating once we start a wait however!

What should we know about parking? The street parking limits are enforced after hours which has led to some tickets. To clarify: the bottom level of the UIHC parking ramp is open all the time for the IRL business customers and is 2 hour parking like the street. The top 2 levels of the ramp are UIHC but become 4h public parking after business hours.

Anything else to add? At the end of the day, we want to offer big city amenities in an up and coming development. It has been important to collaborate with the other businesses in the Iowa River Landing. We have a few beers by Backpocket Brewing, refer private dining groups to Vesta and the Marriott, and even bought a Scratch cupcake to surprise a guest for their birthday since we didn’t have dessert offerings at the time.

What a great addition to Iowa River Landing! Thanks to Erik for his time!

Have you been to 30hop? Make sure to share your photos with us for a chance to be featured! Use #IowaRiverLanding and #30hop.

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