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Linh Ta
7 hours ago - Food and Drink

Colorado cult favorite WeldWerks heading to Iowa

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Juicy Bits from WeldWerks Brewing. Photo courtesy of WeldWerks

Beer connoisseurs, rejoice: popular Colorado brewery WeldWerks is expanding its beer distribution into Iowa.

Driving the news: The nearly eight-year-old brewery is branching into 12 states, including Iowa starting next week.

The Woodmont: A 489-home proposal from Hubbell Realty

A photo of farmland.

Townhomes are being planned for this spot near East Douglas Avenue and East 46th Street. Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Hubbell Realty is proposing to build the Woodmont, a 489-townhome development on DSM's east side.

State of play: The 171-acre site, located about 2.5 miles north of Copper Creek Golf Club, is currently farm ground.

Jason Clayworth
Jan 31, 2023 - News

HomeGrown's homemade Pop-tart comes to Des Moines

A photo of a pop tart.

HomeGrown's homemade brown sugar Pop-tart ($4.50). Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

HomeGrown, the metro's newest breakfast and brunch venue, opened yesterday in the Crescent Building.

Catch up fast: It's a chain by Jon Ralph, who also owns all of Iowa's 25 Applebee's locations.

Des Moines facing a downtown employee exodus

A photo of Wells Fargo buildings.

Wells Fargo will vacate its building at 206 8th St. (left) and 800 Walnut St. in downtown DSM this year. Photos courtesy of the Polk County Assessor

Des Moines is reeling after multiple announcements last week that signal potentially thousands of employees leaving downtown offices.

Jason Clayworth
Jan 27, 2023 - News

Wells Fargo to move most employees from Des Moines

A Wells Fargo sign.

Photo: Bill Tompkins/Getty Images

Wells Fargo is moving the majority of Des Moines employees to its Jordan Creek Campus in West Des Moines, according to an employee email sent Friday from company executive Kristy Fercho that Axios obtained.

Why it matters: The bank is one of the largest employers in the metro, employing roughly 12,000 people.

Tullpa, a South American fusion restaurant, opens in Des Moines

A photo of food from Tullpa Restaurant in Des Moines.

Los tacu tacu with steak ($19). Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

Tullpa Restaurant opened its doors last month in a strip mall adjacent to Des Moines' Merle Hay Mall.

  • It's Novo Andean cuisine — a fusion of foods from Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

State of play: Owner Gloria Henriquez started the restaurant with her boyfriend Lino Ordonez, who is from Peru.

Linh Ta
Jan 18, 2023 - Business

Lawyer for Tipsy Crow owner sends warning letter regarding Facebook posts

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Former Grumpy Goat location in downtown Des Moines. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

Tim Hartman, a local Des Moines business owner, received a letter from Steve McFadden's attorney warning him to stop writing on social media about the bar owner.

  • Hartman was also warned his posts could warrant legal action.

State of play: McFadden, who owns several Des Moines-area businesses including Tipsy Crow and Grumpy Goat, has faced online criticism after several recent criminal charges.

Linh Ta
Jan 18, 2023 - Business

Wahlburgers closes in West Des Moines as Hy-Vee ends standalone stores in the metro

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The closed sign at Wahlburgers in West Des Moines. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

Hy-Vee has permanently closed its standalone Wahlburgers at Jordan Creek Town Center, company spokesperson Tina Potthoff said in a statement.

Driving the news: The grocery company will only be opening Wahlburgers restaurants within its grocery stores from now on, Potthoff told Axios.

  • Staffing challenges, combined with the "changing nature of the restaurant business" led to the closure of the Jordan Creek location. Employees were offered jobs at other stores.
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