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Recent articles by Kim:

Mad Meatball pizzeria finds new home

The pizzeria moved out of its East Village location in April. → Read More

Sticks Studio plans move from unique south Des Moines building

The 25,000-square-foot building is where Sticks, a Des Moines business, creates its handmade art, mirrors, figurines, tables and bookcases. → Read More

Southern restaurant Tupelo Honey will anchor new Miesblock building in downtown Des Moines

Tupelo Honey Cafe plans to open on the first floor of Miesblock, 665 Grand Ave., in summer 2020. → Read More

Fastpitch softball complex, with ability to host 32 tournaments annually, coming to central Iowa

The $32 million project will be located on 70 acres north of Iowa Speedway and have four indoor softball diamonds and 12 outdoor fields. → Read More

Indoor gaming lounge Ricochet plans to move to downtown Des Moines

Ricochet, an indoor gaming lounge with a focus on pingpong, will move across the river into a new downtown Des Moines location this fall. → Read More

Smash Park remodels its loft space for adults 21 and up, looks to expand downtown and in the Midwest

The West Des Moines entertainment venue Smash Park is looking to provide adults more privacy in its 21-and-older space. → Read More

Former AIB campus now home to 93 apartment units with additional plans for commercial, office space

The Village at Gray's Lake closed Monday on the $7.5 million purchase of 2500 Fleur Drive. → Read More

Meet the 7 (yes, 7!) Iowans who will share their defining 'first times' at the next Des Moines Storytellers Project

If you dig down deep, you'll find a first that is so different and unique that it's become a defining moment in your life. → Read More

Gravitate, one of Des Moines' first coworking offices, more than triples its space

"We've consistently had a wait list of people to get in," said Geoff Wood, who founded Gravitate Coworking in 2014. → Read More

Historic rehab of the Argonne Building, near Des Moines' Sculpture Park, will include 45 apartment units

The renovations are expected to be complete in fall 2020. → Read More

I'm not vegan, but the East Village's Dirt Burger will be on my regular dining rotation.

Dirt Burger's food is accessible to vegans and non-vegans who are looking for a quick and inexpensive meal. → Read More

Element hotel with ground-floor retail planned for Des Moines' East Village

Construction on the $21.5 million hotel is expected to start this fall, with a target opening in summer 2021. → Read More

Iowa has a rural housing shortage. Here's how the state's prison inmates will help solve it.

Inmates at the Newton Correctional Facility will build homes from the ground up. The homes will be moved to rural towns facing housing shortages. → Read More

More flooding happening in southwest Iowa, where residents have been evacuated 75 days

Fremont County, which has had farmland, homes and roads underwater for months, is under flood warnings for the next several days. → Read More

The Elliott: 140-year-old building in downtown Des Moines gets makeover into boutique apartments

The owners of The Elliott spent two years renovating the 140-year-old building after a fire closed it and nearby Fong's Pizza. → Read More

Des Moines lands on list of best park systems in the United States

The median park size in Des Moines is more than double the national average, according to The Trust for Public Land. → Read More

Waukee set to hire new superintendent

Cedar Rapids Superintendent Brad Buck has been chosen to lead the Waukee Community School District, according to a letter he sent his staff. → Read More

Services for Bill Stowe, water works CEO, have been set

Bill Stowe, a revered community leader, died Sunday from pancreatic cancer. He was 60. → Read More

'We're all lucky to have been able to know him': Bill Stowe, Water Works CEO, has died

Bill Stowe led Des Moines' water utility for seven years before pancreatic cancer forced him to retire in early April. → Read More

Hubbell plans 'affordable' for-sale condos for the south side of downtown Des Moines

Edison will have 52 owner-occupied condominium units in a pair of three-story buildings. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2020. → Read More