Monthly Archives: September 2011

Event center opens in Irish District

Mindy Seiffert is opening the center at 700 16th St. NE, Cedar Rapids. It will host company parties, office meetings, weddings and other events.

Coralville’s worst-kept secret revealed: Von Maur coming to IRL

Von Maur’s new store in the IRL district will be 80,000 square feet, compared to the existing 52,970 square feet at its Sycamore Mall location in Iowa City.

Pat McGrath to open superstore

A flooded property in Coralville will be an auto dealership once again. McGrath Auto of Cedar Rapids is opening a used car superstore in Coralville, in the former location of the McGurk Meyers Motors, 404 Second St., along the Coralville strip.

Numbers point in different directions for development

Several financial projections were made at the University Heights City Council meeting Sept. 13 regarding a proposed development

University Heights council meeting leaves more questions than answers

The draft of the tax increment financing agreement proposal, which was promised to councilors by last Friday, arrived to them last night. Approval of the agreement was an item on the council’s agenda.

Northside Oktoberfest scheduled for Oct. 1

It will include Iowa City’s annual Brewfest, dedication of the extended literary walk, food and art vendors, music and several children’s events.

Unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer to open

A company that plans to manufacture lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used by law enforcement and military personnel will do so in Cedar Rapids.

CR Chamber, Priority One and Downtown District to merge

The organizations signed a letter of intent in July. A nine-member “unification council” has begun formalizing a mission, bylaws and name for the organization.

Longtime designer starts own business

After spending nearly 21 years as an interior and commercial designer at The Mansion in Iowa City, Jan Finlayson has stepped out on her own.

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