dmluvr wrote:I don't get it either. No question that changes needs to be made to the east village buildings. But where is the help for these small businesses or cooperation with the these buildings here that they are talking about. These are not in the worst of shape with the buildings in the village. Why not the emphasis with the buildings on grand? Yes--those got new owners now--which is great--but it's going to take a few years they say to get the work done.
Could this be that now that SoHO is done that there is a desire to knock the rest of these down?? I don't know how I feel about this. It appears that we may be loosing some very good eclectic shops if this pans out.
Once again--it appears that the city isn't being pro small business. do they not understand that it's small business and these street level shops that add color and life to a city??
oh dogbo--I was just playing with ya buddy!! I knew EXACTLY what you meant!! and I totally agree with you--hello--it's called the reggie. Not exactly the most cutting edge pap in town.
Just having a personal connection with ya---thought I'd play around.
5. House of Bricks-We had lunch here...they have got to have the best burgers! Great service as well. Maria loved it. Ryan should agree!
Cheering on DM wrote:I, like all you guys am really excited about the potential growth of the East Village and it does have many unique/trendy shops. I'm just wondering who they are truly going to draw with these places. They are really expensive!!!! I love sticks, but could never buy anything there, same with some of those new Soho places. They all have that unique artsy appeal, but the pricetags are not so friendly. It's a good start though and I hope it will conitnue to grow.
dmluvr wrote:NOG's wife has a point---while myself is included with the "probably can't buy a lot of stuff at some of these places" group----i'm sure--and am hoping that more 'bohemian' friendly places will come!!
Young DSM Social Club wrote:Who are the possible developers?
East Village shop to feature accessories
East Village continues to boom, especially as more businesses get up and running in the Soho building at 400 E. Locust St.
Accenti is the newest shop to open there.
Accenti has accessories for everyone, said Paolo Bartesaghi, who co-owns it with Mark Pritchard. They also own Touch of Italy, a 9-year-old Italian import shop in Valley Junction.
Accenti has scarves, hats, bags, jewelry and other accessories imported from around the world. Jewelry from Midwestern artisans is available. It is also an exclusive shop for Santa Maria Novella and Mandarina Duck.
Santa Maria Novella, an ancient apothecary in Florence, Italy, known for its scented shower products, perfumes and lotions, is reputed to have created a perfume for Catherine de Medici, an Italian who became a queen of France. Other outlets for Santa Maria Novella, which has products for men and women, are in Los Angeles and New York.
Mandarina Duck is best known for its luggage, casual bags and other leather products.
New gallery displays Venetian glassware
Bartesaghi and Pritchard also are opening Arte next to Accenti on Saturday.
The gallery is expected to feature art works from around the world, with a concentration on art from Iowa's sister states, Bartesaghi said.
A shop within the shop will be devoted to Salviati, an Italian company known for its Venetian crystal and glassware. Bartesaghi said Des Moines is just the second market to be granted the right to sell Salviati in the shop within a shop concept. The first is Bloomingdale's in New York.
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