A Des Moines Landmark May Rise From Its Ashes
By: JOE GOSE
DES MOINES — The Younkers department store was an anchor in this city’s downtown for over 100 years. And after it closed in 2005, the prime location was central to a plan to revitalize a long-neglected commercial corridor.
A fire in 2014, however, derailed momentum for the project, under which the store, on the north side of Walnut Street, between Seventh and Eighth Streets, was to be converted to 120 apartments and commercial space.
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