7 Stone Pizzeria
Newly opened 7 Stone Pizzeria offers hand-rolled dough, “sauce like mom used to make,” fresh mozzarella cheese, and the pies are cooked in a brick oven. The restaurant is family-owned and located at 9350 University Ave., Suite 118 in West Des Moines. It is open from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4-9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sundays. Call 515-987-7768 or visit www.7stonepizzeria.com.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened its first Iowa store in Clocktower Square in West Des Moines. The Midwest specialty grocer offers a variety of organic foods, local produce, natural meats, healthy deli foods and baked goods along with nutritional supplements. The store plans to employ 100 workers. Its hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. The store is located at 2900 University Ave. in West Des Moines. Call 515-635-6016 or visit www.freshthyme.com.
New men’s salon will serve alcohol
A new West Des Moines barbershop called “Scissors and Scotch” is set to give haircuts, facial hair trims and men’s grooming procedures — while serving Scotch. The new shop is scheduled to open next month in the Paradise Pointe shopping center on Mills Civic Parkway near Jordan Creek Town Center next to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. The idea originally came to life 13 months ago in Omaha and caters specifically to men. There will be plush sofas in the lounge area along with a full bar, including six craft beers. There will also be more than 30 types of scotch to choose from, and customers will receive a free drink after getting a grooming service. The new men’s salon will have 10 chairs.
New restaurant in West Des Moines
American comfort food has arrived for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new restaurant, Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio, is housed in the old Jimmy’s American Cafe at 1238 Eighth St. in West Des Moines. The new spot is owned by Des Moines restaurateur Scott Carlson, who also owns the Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. and Americana. The menu has pale ale chicken pot pie, tempura fired pickle burger, chicken wings, pork sliders, honey bacon Alfredo pizza, shrimp and grits, grilled ribeye and ginger blueberry French toast. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Call 515-809-1727 or find it on Facebook.
Jordan Creek Apple Store will triple in size
Major changes are coming for the Apple Store at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. The store is tripling its space by taking over the former Brookstone space to its west, and the Clarks shoe store to the east. While renovations are underway, Apple’s interim home will be in the former New York & Company, which recently closed. Five months of construction are anticipated. The new space will total more than 7,000 square feet. The renovations continue a nationwide trend for Apple. The company is updating many of its stores to include larger Genius Bars that aid patrons with various Apple products.
Texas barbecue in Waukee
Waukee has a new BBQ joint called Kue’d Smokehouse. It offers a Texas-style barbecue with smoked meats along with sides of white bean cassoulet (a salad made with sliced Granny Smith apples) and a pickled vegetable salad. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Call 515-987-4972, visit www.kuedsmokehouse.com, or find it on Facebook.
Changes coming to Jordan Creek Town Center
Jordan Creek is getting more comfortable this fall. Soft Surroundings — a women’s clothing, accessories and beauty store, which also sells goods for around the home — is slated to occupy the Tommy Hilfiger’s former location in Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. The incoming retailer is based out of St. Louis.
Look good without working out
Also heading into Jordan Creek Town Center is Athleta, an affiliate of Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. The out-of-state newbie is Gap’s fastest growing brand, catering to females who enjoy wearing workout wear as everyday attire. The store will fill the spot left open by the now-closed Ragstock.
Iowa’s first Store of the Future
AT&T’s “Store of the Future” recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location at 490 South 68th St. in West Des Moines near Jordan Creek Town Center. The store is designed to allow customers to try out the newest technology in the areas of everyday use, home security, entertainment, music and more. It is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Call 515-223-9241 or visit www.att.com.
The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce has moved
The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce has relocated to West Glen at 650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110. The new space will provide more opportunities for the Chamber and its members to interact and serve the community. Call 515-225-6009 or visit www.wdmchamber.org.
Unique approach to health coming to West Des Moines
Drs. Megan and Adam Ries will open Keystone Chiropractic on May 2 at 2900 University Ave. in West Des Moines. “Keystone Chiropractic is not your typical chiropractic office,” said Dr. Megan Ries. “While conventional chiropractors simply focus on reducing muscular spasms, increasing range of motion, and temporarily reducing pain, we focus on narrowing in on the source of your secondary conditions (symptoms) by means of NeuroStructural Correction.”
Drs. Ries utilize state-of-the-art equipment to determine the presence of a Structural Shift of the spine, which can often be the underlying cause of numerous secondary conditions that a person may be experiencing. If Structural Shifts are detected, Drs. Ries create a personalized plan to correct these abnormalities. Keystone Chiropractic offers a complimentary consultation with the doctor to determine if it is the right fit for your health needs. Call 515-428-1545, visit www.keystonechirodsm.com or find it on Facebook.