Relocations, expansions, anniversaries and more

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Kavanaugh Art Gallery moves

Kavanaugh Art Gallery has moved from its Valley Junction former location of 131 Fifth St. to 2020 Grand Ave., Suite 800, in West Des Moines. Owner Dan Kavanaugh had operated the gallery at the former site for 25 years. The Valley Junction building was purchased by Brett Biggins, who plans to convert half of the building into space for his Martin’s Flags business.


Firm proposes West Des Moines apartment project

Edward Rose & Sons, an apartment development and management firm out of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, recently proposed building a 522-unit apartment complex in West Des Moines. The complex, called Roger’s Farm West Apartments, would be located south of Wells Fargo’s corporate campus in the Jordan Creek area and would feature 15 apartment buildings. Mark Harrison of Edward Rose said the firm is still seeking approval from the city of West Des Moines and has not set a target date as to when to begin the project should it be approved. The company also owns Fieldstream Apartment Homes in Ankeny and is building an apartment complex called the Reserve at Destination Pointe in Grimes.


Beacon Boutique Resale Shop

Beacon Boutique Resale Shop, a West Des Moines shop that resells gently used upscale items, held a ribbon cutting on Oct.12. The boutique accepts donations of clean men’s, women’s and children’s accessories, clothing and household items. A staff consisting of community outreach volunteers and workers manages the shop. For more information, call 515-277-6828 or visit The shop is located at 1974 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines.


D1 Training and Therapy to open in Waukee

Area sports enthusiasts will be getting a new facility for sports training when D1 Training and Therapy opens its doors on Nov. 14 at 890 S.E. Olson Drive in Waukee. For more information on D1, visit


Hubbell takes over West Des Moines development

Hubbell Realty Co. will begin work on Mill Ridge, a development that, once complete, will house 60 single-family homes and 164 townhomes. The property is located west of South 88th Street and north of Sugar Creek Drive. Hubbell Homes will soon begin work on the first phase of the project, which consists of 31 single-family lots and 75 townhomes. Hubbell Homes plans to offer 12 single-family floor plans, with custom options available. Lot prices are in the $90,000 range, and completed single-family homes will range from $350,000 to $450,000. The townhomes will start at $250,000 and are scheduled to be available in the summer of 2017. The company plans to have six homes under construction by this winter.


R&R Realty Group announces Westfield Complex

A new office park with “urban amenities” is headed to West Des Moines. The new digs were announced by R&R Realty Group — an Iowa-based real estate company. The development of Westfield Complex is said to aid local companies in creating a corporate culture for employees.

The $27 million office campus is in the offing to meet the growing demand for West Des Moines office space and serve as the corporate headquarter for R&R.

Westfield Complex will be located on 12 acres in the County Club Office Plaza. It will occupy the 180,000 square feet of the area and transform the architectural landscape along Jordan Creek Parkway with its distinctive metal and glass exterior design. Two 80,000 square feet complexes will make up the four-story office wings, Westfield North and Westfield South. The two wings will be attached to Westfield Commons, another 20,000 square feet.

R&R Realty Group is among the largest commercial real estate companies in Iowa, and it manages more than 7.1 million square feet.


Hall of Fame Legacy Award

Miriam Erickson Brown, President and CEO of Anderson Erickson Dairy, is being awarded a Hall of Fame Legacy Award by the Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The award will be granted at the NAWBO Iowa Celebration of Excellence Thursday, Nov. 10 at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines. Miriam’s grandfather, Iver Erickson, started the business in the middle of the Great Depression, and Miriam, who joined the company’s marketing department in 1985, was named CEO in 2006. She was the 2007 recipient of the International Dairy Foods Association’s Soaring Eagle Award for extraordinary service in the dairy industry. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is a national organization representing the interests of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The national organization was founded in 1975. The Iowa chapter, with 100 members, was established in 1984. Two other women will be honored at the November awards luncheon. Mary Anne Kennedy, owner of Primary Source, will be recognized as Iowa Woman Business Owner of the Year, and Jayne Armstrong, with the U.S. Small Business Association, NAWBO Advocate of the Year. To register, visit:

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