Iowa River Landing News

Merry and Bright: Holiday Open House 2014


Join the businesses in the Iowa River Landing in celebrating the magic of the season! On December 14 from 3-5 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, carols, and a visit from Santa. The events in the Landing will conclude with the tree lighting at Backpocket Brewing.

Be sure to visit these establishments for special holiday events:

Von Maur: Complimentary 5×7 photos with Santa

Scratch Cupcakery: Holiday-themed cupcakes

Waterstreet Coffee: Coffee and cocoa specials

Homewood Suites: Stories with Mrs. Santa Claus, hot cocoa

Massage Heights: Visitors between the hours of 3-5 are eligible for a drawing for a free massage and facial

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center: Cookie decorating, make your own hot cocoa, complimentary treat bags

30 Hop: From now until Christmas, guests will receive 1/2 off their first Lagunitas Brewing Company purchase when they donate a winter wear item.

True Style: Store-wide holiday sale

WineStyles: 6 for $60 on select bottles of wine

Backpocket Brewing: Donate an item to Toys for Tots and receive a FREE beer, brewery tours

After the tree lighting, the fun and festivities will continue throughout Coralville as the streets are transformed by the glow of thousands of twinkling luminaries. The Aisle of Lights a magical holiday tradition you won’t want to miss!

To learn more about Coralville’s Aisle of Lights celebration and events, visit the city of Coralville’s website.

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You’re Invited: Watts Development IRL Groundbreaking

Watts Group IRL Color Rendering Bldg II  - 11.24.14

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.

Watts Group IRL Color Rendering Bldg I  - 11.24.14

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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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

HIRL Social Media Post Santa Hourse’s back! The big man in the red suit (A.K.A. Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, Jolly St. Nick, etc.) will be visiting Von Maur in the Iowa River Landing Saturdays and Sundays in November beginning November 29th. All families who visit Santa will receive a complimentary 5×7 photo.

Get your Christmas lists ready! And if you’re still in need of items for your wish list, the friendly staff at Von Maur can help while Santa is busy.

To learn more, call Von Maur customer service at (319) 351-7720 or visit their website.

Let the holiday fun begin!


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WineStyles: Your One-Stop Shop for Gift Giving

Gift Basket StationIf you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further than WineStyles Tasting Station. WineStyles features a large selection of unique and sophisticated merchandise you won’t find at an ordinary retail store. Shoppers can choose from a variety of gift baskets, wine club memberships, gift cards, as well as exclusive wines, craft beers, gourmet food, and unique specialty items.

Whether you’re selecting a gift for the holidays, an anniversary, a birthday or a housewarming, a customized gift basket from WineStyles is sure to delight. If time is of the essence, shoppers can choose from a lovely selection of pre-made baskets. For those looking for a more personalized gift, WineStyles Gift Basket Station allows customers to create their own baskets. And if you need additional assistance, the staff at WineStyles will assemble your items for you, creating a one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to make a bold impression. Green Bow

WineStyles monthly club memberships are truly the gifts that keep on giving. WineStyles offers several membership levels to suit a variety of tastes. Both the Wine Club and the Beer Club highlight an assortment of wines and craft beers from around the world that have been exclusively hand-selected for members to enjoy. In addition to the monthly selection of beers and wines, club members are allowed access to special events and tastings.

Visit WineStyles Tasting Room in the Iowa River Landing to learn more about finding memorable gifts for your friends and family.


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Tuesday : 11:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday : 11:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday : 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday : 11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday : 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

920 East 2nd Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241



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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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You’re Invited: Border Hop Tailgate

BORDER HOP TAILGATE | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, IowaIowa Hawkeye Fans Unite! The new Border Hop Tailgate is the best place to watch the Hawkeye away game against Minnesota on  November 8th. The Coralville Marriott’s exhibit hall will be turned into an indoor tailgate, bringing in a jumbo tron, trucks, food and beer. The beers will be brought in from MN, and will include many breweries that you can’t normally get here in Iowa.

When and Where

BORDER HOP TAILGATE | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, Iowa

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Backpocket Brewing | Coralville, Iowa300 East 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

The event starts 1 hour before the game. We hope to see you there!

Have questions about the Border Hop Indoor Tailgate? Contact Backpocket Brewing.

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Event: The Future of Personal Transportation

EV Charging Stations | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, Iowa

On Sunday, October 19, you can meet local owners of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Iowa River Landing; cars like the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Tesla Model S. While there, you can see some of the public Electric Vehicle charging stations installed by the City of Coralville.

Plan to attend to learn about the car owners’ day-to- day experiences and to take a test ride in these most modern of automobiles. This event is not affiliated with any dealer or corporate manufacturer. These are your neighbors sharing what they have learned about EVs and offering test rides in their own, personal vehicles.

Event Details

October 19, 2014, 1-3 PM
West Parking Ramp, 921 Ring Road, Coralville, Iowa
Located next to the new UIHC Clinics building off 1st Ave. Coralville, Iowa

Enter the parking ramp on ground level by the UIHC Clinics. Test rides and information sharing will be at the back of the UIHC ground level parking deck.

More On Electric Vehicles

As a future of cleaner air, energy independence and home-grown renewable energy approaches, Iowans are beginning to consider the new crop of Electric Vehicles (EVs) appearing on our streets; cars like the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Tesla Model S.

Modern Electric Vehicles provide effortless, instant acceleration, low energy costs (electricity is about one third of the cost of gasoline) and almost no routine maintenance required (no mufflers, oil changes, spark plugs, air filters, tune-ups or emissions controls of any kind).

Iowa is producing over 27% of its electricity (with more on the way) from wind energy and Iowans are taking advantage of both Federal and State incentives to install solar panels at their homes and businesses to make their own “car fuel”. Using electricity in our automobiles keeps fuel dollars in our local economy and builds sustainable jobs for Iowans.

This event is promoted in cooperation with the City of Coralville and EV Iowa. EV Iowa is a group of local Iowa enthusiasts for Electric Vehicles;

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Get Mapped, Get Results at Massage Heights

FMON LogoCustomers who visit Massage Heights during October will receive a complimentary “Face Map” analysis. This promotion correlates with the Massage Heights Face Map Our Nation event. After your map is completed, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a one-year Massage Heights Heightened Membership and a year’s worth of Dermologica products.

In celebration of this month-long promotion, Massage Heights in the Iowa River Landing will host an open house on October 18th from 11-2. Light refreshments will be served, and customers who complete their map during the open house will be eligible for an additional prize drawing. Participants are encouraged to snap a photo of their map and share using the tags #FaceMapNation and #MassageHeights.

During your complimentary mapping, your skin care specialist will thoroughly study your face, neck and décolleté. The in-depth, customized analysis will inform your professional treatment as well as your regular skin care routine. This individualized approach is designed to offer maximum long-term benefit.

get mapped get results-1Regular therapeutic facials provide more than just beautiful, glowing skin. Circulation to the facial tissues is increased, impurities are purged, and dry, thirsty skin is provided with the hydration it needs. These benefits coupled with a deepened sense of relaxation make regular facials an essential part of your self-care routine.

To learn more about the Map Our Nation event, contact Massage Heights in the Iowa River Landing.



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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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Retro Road Trip Plans Iowa River Landing Stop

River to River Retro Road Trip | Iowa River Landing

Love classic cars? Don’t miss your chance to see many as they travel across Iowa on America’s longest highway, Historic US Route 6 during the River to River Retro Road Trip by The Iowa Division of the Route 6 Tourist Association. With the road trip making a stop in Coralville at Iowa River Landing, you can easily join in on the fun!

The goal of the three-day “River to River Retro Road Trip” is to raise awareness of the history of Route 6, and to support small mom-and-pop shops along the way.

“You can either come out and enjoy the parade of classic cars as they drive by, or you can join and have a blast and enjoy these little mom-and-pop shops along the way, all of which are unique and special in their own way,” said David Darby, executive director of the association.

Cars will begin pulling in Friday at the Antique Car Museum of Iowa at 840 Quarry Rd, Coralville, IA at 11:00am. Regular admission is $5.00 to the museum, but River to River Road Trip participants qualify for a reduced rate of $4.00 – be sure to show your name tag to get this special rate. The museum is also a packet pickup site from 11:00am to 12:00 noon.

Enjoy Classic Cars Year-Round

Antique Car Museum of Iowa | Iowa River Landing | Coralville, IowaFounded in 2006, the Antique Car Museum of Iowa prides itself in educating visitors on the history of transportation. The 28,000 square foot showroom in Iowa River Landing features 90+ cars ranging from year 1899 to the mid 1970’s, along with early 20th century Skelly gas station, and an exhibit featuring the Abernathy Boys. Many of the antique cars are in their original clothes and are untouched by modern day techniques-it’s rare pleasure to view these historic cars in their genuine state!

Car Museum Hours:
Mon – Closed
Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun – 12pm – 5pm

Contact: (319)354-3310

For more information about the Antique Car Museum of Iowa, visit their website at

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