Holiday Open House at the Iowa River Landing

On Sunday, December 10th the Iowa River Landing will join in Coralville’s Aisle of Lights celebration with our annual Holiday Open House from 2 PM to 5 PM. Celebrate the holiday season with the businesses of the IRL. We’ll have cookie and cupcake decorating and kids’ activities as well as shopping and food and drink specials.

Happy hour food & drink specials

10% off all products & FREE gift with purchase

Backpocket Brewing
$4 pints during Aisle of Lights

Brides By Jessa
10% off storewide

Diamond Dreams Sports Academy
12% off all gift certificates purchased from 2-5 PM, free cage time from 4-5 PM

Diamond Leaf Jewelers
Free jewelry cleaning plus holiday treats and special pricing on any item that is purchased off a wish list Evereve Extra 20% off of all markdowns

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Featuring Cranberry Vanilla Mimosas

High Ground Cafe
FREE coffee with the purchase of any other drink

Homewood Suites
Hot cocoa and stories with Buddy the Elf from 2–4 PM

30% off entire purchase

Johnson County Historical Society
Holiday crafts, apple cider, cookies, FREE museum admission

Hosting a Gentle Yoga Space

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

Marquee Pizzeria
2-for-1 wine and beer and $10 pizzas

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Cookie decorating and hot cocoa bar

Massage Heights
Buy three $50 gift cards— get 1 for free, plus limited time Hot Stone Peppermint Foot Scrub for $12

ProFit Gym
5-Class Pass (CrossFit, Hot Yoga, Cycling) for $60

Scratch Cupcakery
Special holiday favors plus mini cupcakes for kids to decorate from 3-5 PM

Storewide holiday sale — 20% off entire purchase

Von Maur
FREE photos with Santa

$2 off wine by the glass and draws

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Ethan Allen Coming to Iowa River Landing in 2019

The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and entertainment district. High-end furniture and home accessories retailer, Ethan Allen, is set to open in the area in January 2019.

The new Ethan Allen showroom will occupy 8,900 square feet of the new Watts Group mixed-use building that is set to break ground directly to the north of Scratch Cupcakery within the next month. The building features retail on the ground floor, second-floor office space, and residential space on the third and fourth floors.

Founded in 1932, Ethan Allen is known for providing “livable luxury.” Their products include everything for the well-designed home, from wood furniture to artwork, rugs, lighting, window covering, and more. Ethan Allen designs and builds most of what they sell.

“We are very excited to add Ethan Allen to the retail experience of the Iowa River Landing,” said Iowa River Landing Director of Leasing, Deanna Trumbull. “They will complement Von Maur, Diamond Leaf Jewelers, J.Jill, and lululemon as the area continues to become a premier destination for shoppers both in the region and beyond.”

To learn more about Ethan Allen, visit their website.

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J.Jill Opening November 9th at Iowa River Landing

jjill announcement

The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and entertainment district. J.Jill, a unique women’s specialty clothing retailer, will open a 3,500-square foot store on November 9th in the Iowa River Landing next to Lululemon on the north end of the retail main street. Continue reading

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Job Openings at the Iowa River Landing

There are several great job opportunities at businesses in the Iowa River Landing. Learn more from the information and links below.

Adeva Salon – Stylists and Salon Coordinators — See flyer (PDF)

Backpocket Brewing — Kitchen Team Members — See flyer (PDF)

Diamond Leaf JewelersEngagement Specialist (Part-Time)

Fuzzy’s Taco ShopCashiers/Front-of-House – Flexible AM and PM shifts

Von MaurPermanent Sales and Seasonal Gift-Wrapping Positions

WineStyles Tasting StationRetail Sales (Part-Time)


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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:

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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  [email protected] 


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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 To learn more about Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, visit their website at 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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