Tag Archives: retail

Hiawatha looks to leverage dealership wins

With more dealers than it’s ever had before, the city of Hiawatha is hoping to leverage its newfound automotive retailing clout to grow other retail areas.

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Cedar Rapids’ retail sector heating up

Residential and commercial redevelopment in Cedar Rapids is proceeding a rapid clip, and is being driven by a surging retail sector, according to a veteran Corridor broker.

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Simpson Furniture reupholsters as Art Van

Seventy years after the business’s first location opened, Simpson Furniture in Coralville and its flagship location in Cedar Falls have been sold to Michigan-based furniture dealer Art Van.

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NewBo City Market hits its stride

The addition of a GO Cedar Rapids Information Center at the NewBo City Market last month was just the latest step in the evolution of a community project that got off to a slow start, but seems to get better and better.

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Corridor businesses still processing EMV tech

For Harold van Beek, local businesses’ slow adoption of EMV payment card technology is playing out in a familiar scene.

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Daydreams Comics turns page on 30 years

Daydreams Comics, the quaint shop on Dubuque Street in downtown Iowa City, appears on the surface to be everything a superhero is not: quiet, friendly and easily accessible.

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University Camera puts photo struggles into focus

The weather is warming, which means shutterbugs in the Corridor are resurfacing after winter’s hibernation. Although the cycle is familiar to University Camera owner Roger Christian, the ritual may be approaching extinction.

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Groovy goods

The glamour of the past is alive and well in one Cedar Rapids shop.

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Area retailers report steady holiday sales

Small businesses in the Corridor say holiday shoppers are turning out this year to buy and they expect that to continue.

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Itsy Bitsy offers used and handmade, local baby items

North Liberty couple opens Itsy Bitsy Boutique, a children’s store along Highway 965 in North Liberty.

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