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A revival in public Wi-Fi systems is bringing improved connectivity to downtown areas in the Corridor and at the same time raising the possibility that they will become a bridge to citywide public Wi-Fi networks.
Downtown Iowa City activated a new downtown Wi-Fi system in February on the Pedestrian Mall. The city of Cedar Rapids plans to solicit proposals for a new downtown Wi-Fi system this spring, and the city of Marion has discussed plans to improve the downtown Wi-Fi system it launched more than two years ago.
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa’s basketball turnaround has been a lifesaver this winter for some restaurants and sports bars struggling with the effects of the extreme winter on traffic and heating bills.
Basketball game-day business, which is usually good at such spots, has been epic.
After its official first few months, FilmScene, Iowa City’s new downtown non-profit movie theater, has released its initial numbers. The theater is filling more seats than expected at its pedestrian mall location. The goal was to fill an average of 18 seats each night at the 67-seat theater. Instead, the average has been 40 a night, selling more than 5,500 tickets.
There are three very different new options for recently engaged couples – the top of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library, outdoors in the Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts at Lowe Park in Marion, or inside the state of the art Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree by Hilton in downtown.
While some may view the winter as a time best spent curled up on the couch with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, many area runners use the season to train for upcoming road races.
In November, Eden Lounge opened in Iowa City. To enter the lounge, located at 217 Iowa Ave., customers have to walk through an alley next to Takanami.