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New restaurant brings Southern cuisine to Des Moines

By:  Susan Stapleton Marketing pro Chris Diebel is ready to jump into the hospitality industry in a whole new way. The managing director of LPCA Public Strategies plans to take his three-day pop-up restaurant from 2013 and turn it into a full-fledged restaurant. His Southern concept Bubba — Southern Comforts opens in the former Raccoon River…


Former Younkers building sold

By:  Joel Aschbrenner The scorched former Younkers building has a new owner who plans complete the previous owner’s project converting the building into 60 apartments and refurbishing its historic tea room.


Younkers Building Site Has New Owner

By:  Alex Payne DES MOINES, Iowa – The former Younkers building that was severely damaged by fire last year has a new owner. Blackbird Investments has purchased the Wilkins building and the remaining Younkers site from Alexander Company. Their immediate focus will be on the Wilkins Building. The renovation project will include full restoration of…