By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal Change is underway in Eastern Iowa’s local foods scene. Just as a natural foods grocery chain plans four new Iowa stores, a local food co-op has closed its virtual doors and winter farmers markets kick off another season, with the absence of one longtime market. Colorado-based Natural Grocers […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS – New Pioneer Food Co-op opened its new store to an ecstatic group of supporters this morning in Cedar Rapids. “I’ve been waiting for this for 10 long years,” said Mollie Schlue, who joined the co-op 25 years ago while living in Iowa City and moved to Cedar Rapids 10 years ago. “I […]
By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS – Patience has been the cornerstone for the owners of a forthcoming restaurant in Czech Village. After more than a year of work, Lenny Sims and Chris Robinson are eager for the long-awaited opening of their new establishment, Sauce Bar & Bistro.
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – If the traffic flooding the parking lot at New Pioneer Food Co-op is any indication, the new Cedar Rapids store will be off to a roaring start. Hungry for a taste of the co-op, current members surged through the doors during a sneak peek of the new site […]
The new Cedar Rapids Public Library doesn’t open until later this month, but I had the opportunity to tour the building during an assignment for the Corridor Business Journal and you can get a sneak peek here. Indoor space feels much larger than that at the former library, which was flooded in 2008, but it’s […]