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Downtown District discusses impact of public art

Iowa City community mebers listen to some upcoming public art projects at Merge collective workspace, Wednesday, Aug. 30 2017. The Iowa City Downtown district hosted the event to gather input from the community on possible art projects through the district. (Paxton Corey/The Daily Iowan)

Brooklyn Draisey, [email protected]

August 31, 2017

By Brooklyn Draisey [email protected] The Iowa City Downtown District met Wednesday at MERGE to discuss public art downtown with local artists, property owners, and people who want to see a revamping of the downtown façade. Newly appointed Director of Public Art Thomas Agran showed e...

Hamburg Inn No. 2 opens second location

Hamburg Inn No. 2 is seen on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The business recently opened a second location on 2221 Rochester Avenue in Iowa City. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

August 28, 2017

Hamburg Inn No. 2, an Iowa City staple, has recently expanded to a new location at 2221 Rochester Ave. Hamburg Inn was established in 1935 with the original location on Iowa Avenue, which was destroyed in a fire. It reopened on Iowa Avenue and then closed that location in the late-70s. Hamburg Inn o...

The Quarters setbacks create inconveniences for tenants

Workers lay concrete in the entryway for the clubhouse at the Quarters apartment complex in Iowa City on Thursday August 24, 2017. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

Emily Wangen, emily-wange[email protected]

August 25, 2017

A new off-campus housing complex has experienced a long string of setbacks after 14 months of construction because of the weather, officials say. The Quarters, located near Highway 6 East, houses 880 tenants in 352 apartments, with the vast majority being students at the University of Iowa and Kirk...

Iowa City residents queue up for 10th year of tasting Iowa City’s best

A worker from Dumpling Darling prepares food for a customer during the Taste of Iowa City on Wednesday. The event includes many downtown and North Side restaurants offering samples of their fare. (Elle May/The Daily Iowan)

Paige Schlichte, [email protected]

August 24, 2017

For the 10th year in a row, downtown was transformed into a culinary hub for Taste of Iowa City, an event in which students and community members had a chance to sample food from more than 40 restaurants. The Downtown Association, the organization that preceded the Downtown District, developed the event 1...

Pancheros celebrates 25 years in the Iowa City community

Community members wait in line in Pancheros on Tuesday. Pancheros has celebrated its 25th anniversary all month with promotions such as free queso on its anniversary and $1 burritos at its downtown location Tuesday. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Brooklyn Draisey, [email protected]

August 23, 2017

With classes starting at the University of Iowa, Pancheros aimed to ease the stress of class — and celebrate its 25th anniversary — by offering burritos at a fraction of the normal cost. Every school year on the first Tuesday of classes, Pancheros offers $1 burritos and free merchandise from 2 to 4 p...

Iowa City comes together to view the solar eclipse

Locals Jim Jacobson and his wife, Irene Friend, observe the solar eclipse from the Pentacrest on Aug. 21. Jacobson is a former Cedar Rapids Gazette reporter who finished writing in 2002. He now works as an attorney for a local labor union. (Ben Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Paige Schlichte, [email protected]

August 22, 2017

On Monday afternoon, the Pentacrest lawns were flooded with activity as faculty, students, and community members camped out, donned glasses, and peered up at the sky, waiting for a rare event — a nearly total solar eclipse. The UI Astronomy Club, UI Museum of Natural History, UI Sciences Library, an...

Iowa City prepares for solar eclipse

Infographic on the total solar eclipse. Los Angeles Times 2017

Sarah Watson, [email protected]

August 21, 2017

Crayons and pencils flew everywhere Sunday as kids at the Iowa City Public Library perfected their solar-eclipse crafts and parents stowed away free eclipse viewing glasses for the event the next day. A total solar eclipse visible in the Lower 48 U.S. states is a rare event in which the Moon passes...

Artisan pizza blazes into Iowa City

Iowa City resident and City High School senior, Abott Ruhinda, puts the finishing touches on a pie at Blaze Pizza on Sunday, Aug 20, 2017. Blaze has recently opened on the 17th and gave away free pizza as a promotional event the following friday. (James Year/Daily Iowan)

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

August 21, 2017

The Iowa City Downtown District added one more restaurant to its ever-growing list of businesses last week with the grand opening of Blaze Pizza. The restaurant, featuring a 3,000-square-foot interior and seating for 100 patrons, is located in the Old Capitol Town Center and offers custom, handmade piz...

County aids refugees with vaccinations

The Johnson County Health and Human Services building at 855 South Dubuque Street.

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

June 27, 2017

Refugees settling in Johnson County will now have increased access to vaccines. The Johnson County Public Health Department is working with refugees to eliminate travel and cost barriers that prevented refugees from receiving necessary vaccinations by doing paperwork in addition to administering vaccines. ...