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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Gable to be honored at upcoming Fry Fest

A painting of former University of Iowa Wrestling Coach Dan Gable will be auctioned at Fry Fest in Coralville on Sept. 2. Mr. Gable is the guest of honor at the event.

DTA submits SSMID petition, begins organizing new board

The Downtown Association of Iowa City turned in a petition Aug. 25 asking for the city’s permission to increase property taxes in the downtown business district.

New TIF agreement being drafted for Maxwell development

A new, smaller TIF agreement will be drafted in the coming week for a proposed development in University Heights.

Corridor companies fare well on Inc. 5,000

This year, 28 Iowa companies made the list. That compares with 26 that made the list in 2010.

Quaker Oats plant focused on sustainability, flood protection

Quaker Oats will wrap up its flood-protection efforts soon, and it continues to be a leader in area sustainability efforts.

Backpocket to partner with St. Louis’ Schlafly

The Backpocket Brewing project is big, and we have a lot of information to share. In addition to the main story about the project, you can learn more about the groundbreaking, the beer and the company’s sustainability efforts.

Craft brewing coming to Coralville

Backpocket Brewing, an offshoot of Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery in McGregor, will open its own $5.3 million facility – complete with a beer garden and bocce ball court — next door to the Coralville Marriott in the Iowa River Landing District in Coralville.

Rally held in support of general aviation industry

About 300 people turned out for a rally at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids in support of the general aviation industry.

One University Place development discussion delayed

A new TIF proposal will likely be in the hands of University Heights city councilors by the end of the week.

Major streetscape project continues in Marion

In seven to 10 years, a busy one-mile, 24-block stretch through Marion’s Uptown will look like a brand new place.

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