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Signs and Designs installers Tanner Lamphier (left) and Clint Wrage (right) work on installing a sign for Tap Tap in the Ped Mall on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Past, Present, Future: Businesses and structures coming to the Pedestrian Mall soon

Kate Perez, News Reporter May 3, 2022

This is the third and final part of a project series on the Pedestrian Mall. The first part appeared in The Daily Iowan on March 20 and the second part appeared on April 12. A new tapas and martini...

Jabez Cafe is seen at IC Compassion on Sunday, May 2nd, 2022. Jabez provides employment for people with developmental disabilities and immigrant families. They also accept donations.

New Iowa City cafe focuses on improving hiring for people with developmental disabilities

Simone Garza, News Reporter May 2, 2022

Jabez Café is opening in town on May 5 with the goal of enhancing the working experience for young adults with developmental disabilities, particularly those from immigrant families. The cafe is...

Yotopia, a frozen yogurt business in Iowa City is seen on Monday, May 2, 2022. Owner Veronica Tessler is looking to sell Yotopia after 10 years of maintaining the business.

Iowa City’s Yotopia up for sale

Sam Knupp, News Reporter May 2, 2022

After a decade in business, Yotopia’s owner is looking to sell. Veronica Tessler, owner of Yotopia, announced on Facebook on Monday afternoon that after owning the business since 2011, she’s...

The Iowa City Farmers Market on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Iowa City cancels Wednesday farmers market after vendor participation declines

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter May 1, 2022

The Iowa City Farmers Market will no longer host Wednesday night markets for the 2022 season because of a decrease in attendance and participation. Juli Seydell Johnson, director of Iowa City Parks...

Photo Illustration by Braden Ernst.

Which Wich Iowa City to distribute cryptocurrency with new promotional meal box

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter April 25, 2022

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches in Iowa City is giving cryptocurrency to its customers through a deal tied to the value of Bitcoin on April 29. The goal of the box is to encourage the use of cryptocurrency...

Luis Hernandez and Yolanda Amaya, owners of the new Salvadoran restaurant, pose for a portrait in their soon-to-be-opened restaurant on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Mesa Pizza owners to open Salvadoran restaurant Mesa 503 in Iowa City

Sam Knupp, News Reporter April 19, 2022

The owners of Mesa Pizza are opening a new Salvadoran restaurant in Iowa City next month. Mesa 503 is set to open in early May on Muscatine Avenue. Yolanda Amaya, co-owner of Mesa 503, told The...

The “Is This Heaven? No, It’s the Ped Mall” mural is seen in the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Past, Present, Future: What’s unchanged and new to the Pedestrian Mall

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 12, 2022

This is the second part of a project series on the Pedestrian Mall. The first part appeared in The Daily Iowan on March 20. In the daytime, the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall greets its guests with art. To...

The future site of Double Tap is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, April 8, 2022.

Double Tap bar arcade to open in Iowa City Pedestrian Mall

Sam Knupp, News Reporter April 10, 2022

A new bar arcade is coming to Iowa City. The Paramount Barco of Cedar Falls is bringing a Double Tap location to Iowa City, set to open in late April. The bar will be in the Pedestrian Mall next...

Building mug of Hamburg Inn No. 2 taken on April 6, 2022.

Johnson County Public Health finds various health code violations at Iowa City’s Szechuan House, Hamburg Inn No. 2, India Cafe

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor April 6, 2022

Johnson County Public Health conducted 30 routine and pre-opening health inspections in March, finding 112 violations and revealing several restaurants and businesses with inadequately certified employees,...


Iowa City pedicab business adopts innovative advertising

Sam Knupp, News Reporter April 5, 2022

Pedal Power, an Iowa City and Cedar Rapids pedicab business, is back for the spring season with a new goal — lowering costs with innovative advertising ideas. Pedal Power, which began four years...

A Watts Group construction site is seen in Solon, Iowa, on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Iowa City housing construction overwhelmed by demand for new houses amid staff shortages

Samantha Bielema, News Reporter April 5, 2022

Johnson County construction companies are struggling to keep up with supply chain and staffing shortages, as the demand for housing in Iowa City is at an all-time high. “It’s happening all over...

The playground by the Iowa City Public Library is seen on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Downtown was quiet during the first weekend after spring break as classes have been moved online and the bars closed due to coronavirus.

Construction company approved for new Iowa City Ped Mall playground

Ryan Hansen and Emily Delgado April 5, 2022

The Pedestrian Mall playground will be torn down and rebuilt with more modern, widely available parts this summer by Woodruff Construction at a cost of $227,250. The Iowa City City Council chose...

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