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Dumpling Darling, a restaurant in downtown Iowa City, is seen on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Dumpling Darling will be closing Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.

Dumpling Darling to close permanently

Josie Fischels, Managing Editor December 13, 2021

Thousands of students will leave Iowa City next week for winter break, but one restaurant will not be waiting for them when they come back. On Monday morning, Dumpling Darling announced that the...

A sign advertising the recently opened Bartertown is seen at the Old Capitol Mall on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

Bartertown Toys and Collectibles opens in Old Capitol Mall

Sam Knupp, News Reporter December 7, 2021

For the month of December, a corner of the Old Capitol Mall will be home to a nostalgia-filled vintage shop. Bartertown Toys and Collectibles, a new pop-up store that sells toys, collectibles, and...

Mail trucks shown outside of the United States Postal Office in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Johnson County mail services urge consumers to place online orders before holidays

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter November 29, 2021

As supply chain issues foreshadow a scramble to deliver holiday goods, Iowa City mail services are preparing for the holiday shipping rush. Ben Barreras, assistant director for laundry, printing, and...

Photo Illustration by Cecilia Shearon

Think Iowa City releases Johnson County digital gift card for holiday season

Sam Knupp, News Reporter November 14, 2021

Think Iowa City has teamed up with Yiftee and MidwestOne Bank to release digital gift cards that can be used at over 80 different local businesses in the Johnson County Area. The gift card, part...

Two college customers enjoy “Classic Arcade” game at the new bar in town, Joystick Comedy Arcade, November 4, 2021.

Joystick Comedy Arcade brings national stand-up talent to Iowa City

Sam Knupp, News Reporter November 9, 2021

Joystick Comedy Arcade offers a new option for students seeking arcade games, stand-up comedy, and karaoke in downtown Iowa City. The rebranded bar, previously known as the Iowa City Yacht Club, will...

MidAmerican Energy Company is seen in Iowa City on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Iowa City libraries, nonprofits aid residents with increasing heating bills

Meg Doster, News Reporter November 3, 2021

The Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, an eastern Iowa organization with the goal of community improvement, is preparing for a busy winter season. Winter is right around the corner, and along...

A cop car and police officers can be seen at the scene where a skateboarder was hit by a car on West Jefferson Street near the Pappajohn Business Building Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

University of Iowa student hit by car outside Macbride Hall

Kate Perez, News Reporter November 3, 2021

A University of Iowa student was hit by a car on Jefferson Street outside of Macbride Hall on Tuesday afternoon.  The student was riding a skateboard when he was struck by the car, witness and...

The inside of the new Unimpaired Dry Bar on Nov. 1, 2021. The bar recently opened in downtown Iowa City on 125 E Burlington St serving non-alcoholic drinks and food. (Dimia Burrell/The Daily Iowan)

New bar offers non-alcoholic alternative in Iowa City

Sam Knupp, News Reporter November 2, 2021

With the bustling nightlife that exists in Iowa City, Unimpaired Dry Bar and Eats is going in a different direction. On the menu, customers can find mimosas, sangria, mai tais, daiquiris, mojitos,...

A pack of Big Grove’s newest drink, “Greener State of Mind” is shown at Big Grove in Iowa City, IA on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

Big Grove Brewery, Green State Credit Union create beer to help water quality in Iowa

Natasha Keicher, News Reporter November 1, 2021

Big Grove partnered with Green State Credit Union to create a beer that would give back to the state in an influential way. All proceeds raised by the beer, named ‘Greener State of Mind,’ will...

A new University of Iowa Merchandise store is seen on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. The store is located at 30 S Clinton St.

New store selling Hawkeye merchandise opens on Clinton Street

Kate Perez, News Reporter October 31, 2021

A new store selling University of Iowa merchandise opened officially Friday at 30 S. Clinton Street after a soft opening that wiped them out of all merchandise in stock. “We’re not going to...

Todd Thelen, owner of Artifacts, poses for a portrait on March 1, 2021. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City Downtown shops see increase in sales, inventory shortages

Sam Knupp, News Reporter October 28, 2021

Downtown Iowa City shops are seeing a resurgence of in-store revenue after a year of record-low sales. After a year-and-a-half of dealing with the pandemic economy, business has returned to stores. Todd...

Empty drinks at the Sen. Kamala Harris, D-N.Y watch party in Studio 13 on July 31, 2019.

Iowa City bars, restaurants recover as students return

Sam Knupp, News Reporter October 20, 2021

Iowa City bars and restaurant owners and managers are seeing increased revenue and restoration of the city’s vibrant downtown nightlife with the return of University of Iowa students. Emily Grahek,...

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