CEDAR RAPIDS – The wait is finally over. Co-owner Lenny Sims summed up the opening of his restaurant, Sauce Bar & Bistro, in one word: “relief.” After two years of work, it’s no wonder. Sims and co-owner Chris Robinson used two days this week for a soft opening of the bistro, at 1507 C St. […]
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Whether you love it or do your best to avoid it, downtown Cedar Rapids will be packed this Saturday, June 6, as the Downtown Farmers Market launches its 10th anniversary season. The market runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon in a slightly different location this year, due to construction in Greene Square Park.
CEDAR RAPIDS – In case you missed its opening in December, New Pioneer Food Co-op celebrated its new store today with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening. The new store, at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, was packed for the celebration, with traffic at a slow crawl for those looking for parking. Shoppers don’t have to […]
IOWA CITY – New Pioneer Food Co-op will be moving forward with plans for a new site in Iowa City, following a decisive vote from its members. The cooperative, which specializes in local, natural and organic foods, is looking to relocate its Iowa City store. It has already announced a site for a new store […]
MOUNT VERNON – Lincoln Cafe owner Matt Steigerwald appeared almost relaxed on the popular restaurant’s closing day. Maybe because he knows the cafe will be in good hands for the foreseeable future. Steigerwald, 47, just completed the sale of the restaurant to Rachel Sauter, a former employee who still has family in Mount Vernon. “It’s […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Fresh Market, a specialty grocery retailer, intends to open its first Iowa store next year in the Kmart location in northeast Cedar Rapids. A news release from the North Carolina-based chain notes that the new store is expected to open in 2014 at 180 Collins Rd. NE, offering selections of local, […]
Cody Zoss, of the Iowa Food Systems Council, passed along the following about an innovative concept under way at the Farm Bureau office in West Des Moines: Farm Bureau is planning to launch a weekly farmers market and is looking for farmers and vendors to supply vegetables, fruits, baked goods and other items for sale […]