Lululemon to Open Full-Line Store in Iowa River Landing This Fall

The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and entertainment district. Lululemon Athletica, a yoga-focused athletic apparel retailer, will open a full-line store in the Iowa River Landing at 920 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 160, in Coralville. Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Marquee Pizzeria & Bar

The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and entertainment district. Marquee Pizzeria & Bar, a full-service restaurant and bar, will open in the Fall of 2017. It will be located on East 2nd Avenue, on the northwest corner between Brides by Jessa and Evereve.

Marquee Pizzeria & Bar is a collaboration between partners Samuel Hall, Ravi Patel, Raj Patel, and Sajni Patel. All have worked together on various local restaurant and hospitality projects and are excited to be a part of the growing Iowa River Landing development.

Featuring signature brick-oven pizzas alongside a menu of appetizers, salads, and entrees, Marquee Pizzeria & Bar will be a hybrid of a restaurant and family style experience. “We encourage sharing between the table — this way you can try a variety of plates,” said co-owner Samuel Hall. “We want it to be very open and welcoming. Like a dinner with your friends and neighbors.” This welcoming style will extend to Marquee’s interior design, which Hall describes as “industrial urban. It’s like Brooklyn meets Little Italy.”

As the corner location features several windows, Hall and his partners want to capitalize on the abundance of natural light. “We’re using lots of patio style features inside to create that outdoor-type of social environment.” Also visible through all of the windows will be Marquee’s expansive bar. The restaurant will seat approximately 90 patrons.

Hall notes that those excited about Marquee Pizzeria & Bar should follow their progress by connecting on Facebook and Instagram. “We’ll share construction progress and updates but we’ll also be extending invites to our first preview event via social-media. Those that follow us online will be invited.”

“We care deeply about the success of the Coralville community and Iowa River Landing, and we found a clear opportunity here to support both at the same time,” co-owner Raj Patel said. “We are eager to join the burgeoning Corridor culinary scene.”

To learn more about Marquee Pizzeria & Bar, visit their website: marqueepizzeria.com.

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You’re Invited: Iowa River Landing Spring Fashion Show

Spring has finally arrived! We invite you to celebrate the start of the new season with some fashion and fun in the Iowa River Landing. On April 22nd, Luxe Interiors will be hosting a Spring Fashion Show from 1-3 PM. You’ll enjoy seeing the latest formal styles from Brides By Jessa as well as everyday looks from Evereve and True Style. In addition, you’ll see beautiful jewelry from Diamond Leaf Jewelers accentuating the featured outfits. High Ground Cafe and Winestyles will provide beverages for the event.

We hope to see you on April 22nd!

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High Ground is Hiring!

 

Are you someone who loves great coffee and great conversation? The High Ground Cafe is hiring in the Iowa River Landing! They are looking for enthusiastic part-time employees with weekend availability.

If you’re interested in applying, please email your resume and availability to  lindsayraasch@highgroundcafe.com. 

 

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You’re Invited: Fuzzy’s Tacos Preview and Watts Groundbreaking

Thursday, February 23rd at 4:30 PM two businesses will share new plans and updates for the Iowa River Landing district.

The Watts Group, led by Gary Watts, will break ground on their new four-story mixed-use development on East 9th Street, just west of Backpocket Brewing in the Iowa River Landing. The project will feature retail, rental units, and penthouses. The team will be on hand to break ground, share project details, dates, renderings, and answer questions.

Following the Watts groundbreaking, guests are invited across the street to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for a sneak peek. The baja-style taco shop officially opens its doors in early March, however, attendees can get a tour of this fun new dining experience while enjoying chips and salsa.

  • WHAT – Watts Group Groundbreaking, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Sneak Peek
  • WHEN – Thursday, February 23rd at 4:30 PM
  • WHERE – 201 East 9th Street, Iowa River Landing in Coralville.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is located in the lower level of The Landing residential units in the Iowa River Landing, another Watts Group development. The events are free and open to the public.

To learn more about the Watts Group, go to wattsgroup.com. To learn more about Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, visit their website at fuzzystacoshop.com. They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @FuzzysTacoShop.

 

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Coming Soon: Louie’s Wine Dive

The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and entertainment district. Louie’s Wine Dive, a restaurant and wine bar with eight current locations throughout the Midwest, is opening a new site in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing, set to open in the fall of 2017. It will be located at the northeast corner of East 9th Street and East 2nd Avenue across from 30hop.

Louie’s Wine Dive offers a full food menu and an impressive wine program, earning positive mentions in USA Today, Wine Tourist Magazine, dsm Magazine, and Iowa Foodie. Co-owners and childhood friends Whitney VinZant and Corey Gonzalez set out to create “a Brooklyn-style, neighborhood restaurant with outstanding scratch food and a major focus on wine.” The restaurant carries 100+ wines with 50–60 offered by the glass — many new to the Iowa market. Louie’s Wine Dive features its trademark Wineboard, wherein our Beverage Director can make up-to-the minute decisions on purchasing unique and often rare wine. The Wineboard changes daily and also offers tremendous value opportunities.

The first Louie’s opened was in Urbandale, Iowa, followed by the Brookside neighborhood in the Kansas City area. Today there are also locations in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Nebraska. Just last week, VinZant announced another new location set for Nashville, Tennessee, making 10 locations total.

The word ‘dive’ refers to the restaurants innovative wine program. “Our objective is — one, to make wine fun. And two, to make unique wine accessible,” said co-owner Whitney VinZant. Louie’s Wine Dive makes it easy for patrons to sample new wines with its policy of offering to open any bottle on the menu if diners agree to purchase two glasses. The bottle is then listed on Louie’s Wine Board, wherein a dutch-auction ensues throughout the shift opening up the possibility of trying a glass at a tremendous value.

“We are truly a ‘scratch kitchen,’” adds VinZant. Each location also features a formally trained executive chef and sous-chef. The menu is derived from Western European cooking methods to create unique creations best described as American non-traditional such as their Four-Pork Gnocchi.

Regular events are an important aspect of the Louie’s Wine Dive experience. Typically, the restaurant hosts four events annually. Each features a customized menu of four to seven courses, with all food prepared by the executive chef. The theme is then paired with wines by the sommelier. The cost for the dinners ranges from $45 to $100 per person.

Louie’s Wine Dive in the Iowa River Landing will include an island bar with an open kitchen, space for private dining, and a patio with outdoor seating where patrons can enjoy wine.

“Coralville/Iowa City is a really progressive community. We’re really excited to offer a fun and non-pretentious perspective on wine and how it’s consumed paired with our creative food,” said VinZant. “When it really gets fun is when we develop relationships with our guests. We look forward to building a unique and enduring restaurant in this marque location in the Iowa River Landing.”

With the previous announcement of Trader Joe’s, also opening in the second half of 2017, significant growth is on the horizon for Coralville’s Iowa River Landing district.

To learn more about Louie’s Wine Dive, visit their website. 

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BrrrFest Drawing and Specials

BrrrFest is just around the corner! Be sure to stop into participating businesses in the Iowa River Landing to enter for your chance to win two General Admission tickets to this fun event celebrating the beers of winter and the brewers who make them. Winners will be drawn each Friday leading up to the event on January 28th.*

Sign-up stations are available at Adeva Salon, Massage Heights, True Style, High Ground Cafe, Scratch Cupcakery, Brides By Jessa, Diamond Leaf Jewelers, Winestyles, and Luxe Interiors.

In addition to the weekly drawings, several businesses will be offering specials the weekend of BrrrFest.

These BrrrFest specials include:

30hop
Special/limited release tappings

Adeva Salon
Get a $50 gift card for $30. Buy any 2 products and receive a travel Hand Relief

Backpocket Brewing
Heated tent — plus new beer, Double Barreled Raygun

Brides by Jessa
15% off in store merchandise

Diamond Leaf Jewelers
Free jewelry inspection and cleaning

Edgewater Grille & River Bar
$10 pulled pork sandwich on brioche with house made chips, $4 pints from 12-5

High Ground Cafe
Buy one get one — any beer, Friday & Saturday

Massage Heights
Free enrollment & Free 1-hour service with 6- or 12-month membership promotion

Scratch Cupcakery
Friday – Wake Up Iowa cupcakes (brew from Backpocket)
Saturday – Raygun IPA cupcakes (brew from Backpocket) and Buy 3 Get 1 Free cupcakes during BrrrFest, 12pm-4pm

True Style Boutique
40% off all sweaters

WineStyles Tasting Station
Tap takeover with Lion Bridge Brewing Friday & Saturday
2nd annual BrrFest beer sale (10-20% off all beer Friday & Saturday)

Plus more shopping at Evereve, Luxe Interiors, and Von Maur.

We’ll also be offering FREE Shuttle Service from the Marriott to the IRL During Peak Hours.

BrrrFest 2017 is set to be the biggest and best one yet, and you won’t want to miss it! The list of participating breweries includes:

  • 515 Brewing Co. (Des Moines, IA)
  • Alluvial Brewing Company (Ames, IA)
  • Another Road Brewing (Marion, IA)
  • Backpocket Brewing (Coralville, IA)
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company (San Diego, CA)
  • Barn Town Brewing (West Des Moines, IA)
  • Bent River Brewing Co. (Moline, IL)
  • Big Grove Brewery (Solon, IA)
  • Boone Valley Brewing (Boone, IA)
  • Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery, & Distillery (Swisher, IA)
  • CIB (Chefs In Black) Brewery (Carson, IA)
  • Confluence Brewing Company (Des Moines, IA)
  • Contrary Brewing Co. (Muscatine, IA)
  • Court Avenue Brewing Company (Des Moines, IA)
  • Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
  • Exile Brewing Company (Des Moines, IA)
  • Firetrucker Brewery (Ankeny, IA)
  • Fox Brewing (West Des Moines, IA)
  • Franklin Street Brewing Company (Manchester, IA)
  • Front Street Brewery (Davenport, IA)
  • Granite City Food & Brewery (Davenport, IA)
  • Great River Brewery (Davenport, IA)
  • Green Tree Brewery (Le Claire, IA)
  • Iowa City Brewlab (Iowa City, IA)
  • Jackson Street Brewing (Sioux City, IA)
  • Kalona Brewing Company (Kalona, IA)
  • Keg Creek Brewing Company (Glenwood, IA)
  • Lake Time Brewery (Clear Lake, IA)
  • Lark Brewing (Waterloo, IA)
  • Lion Bridge Brewing Co. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Lionstone Brewing Company (Geneseo, IL)
  • Lost Duck Brewing Co. (Fort Madison, IA)
  • Madhouse Brewing Company (Des Moines, IA)
  • Millstream Brewing (Amana, IA)
  • Mississippi River Distilling Company (Le Claire, IA)
  • New American Brewing Co. (Ankeny, IA)
  • Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Olde Main Brewing Co. (Ames, IA)
  • Parkside Brewing Company (Burlington, IA)
  • Peace Tree Brewing Co. (Knoxville, IA)
  • Pulpit Rock Brewing Company (Decorah, IA)
  • Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company (Bondurant, IA)
  • ReUnion Brewery (Coralville, IA)
  • SingleSpeed Brewing (Cedar Falls, IA)
  • Surly Brewing Company (Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Galena Brewing Company (Galena, IL)
  • Third Base Brewery (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. (Decorah, IA)
  • Torrent Brewing Company (Ames, IA)
  • Twisted Vine Brewery (West Des Moines, IA)
  • West O Beer (West Okoboji, IA)
  • Wilson’s Orchard (Iowa City, IA)
  • Worth Brewing Company (Northwood, IA)

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

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Iowa River Landing Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from the Iowa River Landing! Check out our featured holiday items and store hours for all of your shopping needs this season.

High Ground Cafe

High Ground Cafe has the perfect gifts for the coffee lover on your list! Choose from specialty coffee mugs, pots, and more.

High Ground Holiday Hours:

Friday, December 23 – 7AM – 3 PM

Saturday, December 24 – Monday, January, 2 2017 – CLOSED

High Ground will reopen on January 3rd at 7 AM.

Evereve

Do you have a fashion forward woman on your holiday shopping list? She’ll love Evereve’s trendy and comfortable style!

Evereve Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: 10 AM-5PM

Christmas: closed

New Year’s Eve 10 AM-5 PM

New Year’s Day: Closed 

Brides By Jessa

If you’re looking for beautiful dresses and accessories for a special occasion, be sure to check out Brides By Jessa.

Brides By Jessa Holiday Hours:

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Day: Closed

Luxe Interiors

Luxe Interiors has unique and beautiful gifts that are sure to delight. Choose from home decor, stunning wall art, stocking stuffers, and more!

December 24th, 25th, 26th: Closed

December 31st & January 1st: Closed

Winestyles

The staff at Winestyles can help take the guesswork out of holiday shopping with their custom gift baskets.

Winestyles Holiday Hours:

December 24th: Store will close at 5 PM

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Eve: Open until 9 PM

New Year’s Day: Closed

Von Maur

 From toys to apparel, shoes, jewelry, gifts and more,Von Maur is your one-stop shop for everyone on your holiday list.

Von Maur Holiday Hours:

December 24th: 9 AM-4 PM

December 25th: Closed

January 1st: Closed

Massage Heights  

Massage Heights has some wonderful holiday specials happening now:

Purchase 3 1-hour massages for $199

Choose any 3 body milk or body wash blends for only $45

Massage Heights Holiday Hours:

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Day: Closed

30 Hop

Good food and good company are a great combo for the holidays, and a gift cards from 30 Hop make perfect stocking stuffers.

30Hop Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Closed

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Day: Open at noon

Diamond Leaf Jewelers 

Your special someone deserves a beautiful bauble from Diamond Leaf Jewelers!

Diamond Leaf Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Closing at 1 PM

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Day: Closed

Vesta

Ring in the New Year with friends and family at Vesta.

Vesta Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Closed

Christmas Day: Closed

Backpocket Brewing

The beer lover on your holiday list will love a growler full of brew from Backpocket.

Backpocket Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: Closed

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Day: Closed

Scratch Cupcakery 

Delight your holiday guests with delicious treats from Scratch Cupcakery! Their t-shirts, mugs, water bottles, and gift cards make wonderful stocking stuffers as well.

Scratch Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: 9 AM-1 PM

Christmas Day: Closed

December 26th: Closed

New Year’s Eve: Open until 5 PM

New Year’s Day: Closed

True Style

In addition to unique fashion finds, True Style carries some wonderful gifts that are perfect for the stylish woman on your list.

True Style Holiday Hours:

Christmas Day: Closed

Adeva Salon

With their yummy fragrance and plant-based ingredients, Aveda products make wonderful gifts. Be sure to stop in and see the newest shop in the Iowa River Landing this holiday season!

Adeva Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: Closed

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Day: Closed

Konomi 

If you’re looking for a break from the traditional holiday dishes, try some of the delicious fare at Konomi.

Konomi Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Closed

Christmas Day: Closed

Edgewater Grille

Let Edgewater Grille take care of the holiday cooking and clean up with their delicious menu.

Holiday Hours at Edgewater Grille:

Breakfast buffet opens at 6:30 AM

All Day Lunch/Dinner will be available after dinner in addition to special holiday menu; dinner will be served until 10 PM.

 

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Trader Joe’s to Open Store in Iowa River Landing

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The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and hospitality district. Trader Joe’s, a unique, neighborhood grocery store with foods and beverages ranging from the everyday to the exotic, has signed a lease for a new location in Coralville scheduled to open second half 2017. The new store is approximately 13,000 square feet and will be located on the Southeast corner of I-80 and 1st Avenue North Coralville’s Iowa River Landing district.

The “Trader” in Trader Joe’s refers to the way the company blazed a distinct trail through the grocery industry, searching the world for great values and distinctive products. Store employees, dubbed “Crew Members,” consider themselves “traders on the culinary seas.” Some Crew Members sport brightly-colored Hawaiian-themed shirts, adding to the friendly and light-hearted air of the store. Many area residents can expect to receive a copy of the Trader Joe’s “Fearless Flyer” in their mailboxes after the store opens. The Fearless Flyer is a somewhat irreverent description of a timely selection of Trader Joe’s products—it’s been called a cross between Consumer Reports and Mad Magazine. Each edition highlights a selection of Trader Joe’s products that the company’s buyers believe are worthy of customer interest, from comfort foods to items that are organic or that boast other special attributes.

Trader Joe’s carries an extensive array of domestic and imported foods and beverages, including artisan breads, Arabica bean coffees, international frozen entrées, 100% juices, fresh crop nuts, deli items, vitamins, and more. Stores also offer customers the basics, like milk and eggs, at honest, low prices.

Trader Joe’s is truly a grocery store unlike any other. Trader Joe’s is a “store of stories,” meaning that every item in the store has its own virtues, like high quality ingredients, great flavor, or simply an extraordinary price—and many items boast all of these attributes. Another significant point of difference is that all of Trader Joe’s prices are everyday prices. Trader Joe’s doesn’t have “sales” for a few days only to hike the prices back up again. Trader Joe’s prices change only when costs change— there are no fancy promotions, discount cards, or couponing wars. So how does Trader Joe’s offer unique groceries at prices everyone can afford? By offering more than 3,000 items under the Trader Joe’s private label, which includes Trader José’s salsas, Trader Ming’s fried rice, Trader Giotto’s marinara sauces, and so many other specially purchased items. Also, Trader Joe’s buys differently than other grocers—they purchase from manufacturers wherever possible, not through distributors. In many cases, they will take a brand-name product, take out the artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, synthetic colors, and other undesirable ingredients and put it under their Trader Joe’s label to offer it at a price that is a real value.

Trader Joe’s introduces approximately a dozen new items every month, heightening the store’s adventurous appeal. Their buyers travel around the world searching for unique products at great values, and in order for an item to be sold at Trader Joe’s, it must endure the scrutiny of a discerning tasting panel. Thousands of items are tasted each year to find products that both appeal to the culinary adventurer and the microwave aficionado.

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 Trader Joe’s is a chain of neighborhood grocery stores featuring high quality imported and domestic foods and beverages at honest, low prices. Trader Joe’s (www.traderjoes.com) began in 1958 in the Los Angeles area. Since then, Trader Joe’s has expanded to more than 459 stores in 41 states.

 

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Aisle of Lights Holiday Open House

 

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Join the businesses in the Iowa River Landing in celebrating the magic of the season! On December 11th 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 list of participating businesses and events include:

30hop

1/2 price pints from 2-5 PM

Luxe Interiors

Storewide discounts, free wrapping, free shipping on select items, complimentary glass of wine for shoppers

Brides By Jessa

Photos and songs with Elsa, 15% off storewide

Von Maur

FREE photos with Santa

Scratch Cupcakery

Special holiday flavors plus mini cupcakes for kids to decorate from 3–5 P

High Ground Cafe

FREE Coffee and Banana Bread samples

Homewood Suites

Hot cocoa and stories with Mrs. Santa Claus from 2–4 PM

Diamond Leaf Jewelers 

Free jewelry cleaning; holiday treats and special pricing on any item that is purchased off a wish list

True Style

Storewide holiday sale — 20% off entire purchase

Massage Heights

Buy 3 one-hour massage gift cards for $199

Evereve

Extra 20% off of all markdowns

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Cookie decorating and hot cocoa bar

Be sure to join us for an evening of holiday fun and festivities on December 11th! And as always, be sure to share your photos using #IowaRiverLanding.

Richard Law Office

Stories read by Mary Richard as Mrs. Claus and her elf at Homewood Suites

Winestyles

$2 off wine by the glass and draws

Backpocket Brewing

$1 off beers from 2 to 5 PM

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