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Greyhound Deli & Cafe announced Monday that it will close April 30.
Roasters NewBo coffee shop, which has one location at NewBo City Market, will open a second location in Greyhound’s place at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE.
“Now it’s time to pass on the torch,” the deli and cafe said in a Facebook announcement. “You can expect quality food and beverages, offered at affordable prices.”
“I’m taking over because it’s a great opportunity and a great space,” said Amanda Steines, owner of Roasters. “And the library is awesome.”
Steines said Roasters would maintain some continuity in the Greyhound menu at the library, with few changes to food selections as Roasters brings over its own coffee and food menu.
“We’re in the preliminary stages,” she said.
Greyhound opened in NewBo City Market in October 2012 and moved to the Cedar Rapids Public Library in 2015, where it expanded its coffee and beverage offerings.
Downtown Cedar Rapids Dollars
The Downtown Cedar Rapids Dollars program started in November 2020 by the Cedar Rapid Metro Economic Alliance to champion and support small businesses in downtown Cedar Rapids has been extended to June 30.
Through Downtown CR Dollars, diners can continue to collect receipts at 23 bars and restaurants, in addition to a variety of retail establishments, to earn $50 worth of gift cards at participating locations. Receipts totaling $150 or more (excluding taxes and tips) can be submitted at cedarrapids.org/downtowncrdollars for a choice of two $25 gift cards.
The program was previously set to expire at the end of March. The Gazette is a media sponsor of the program.
Stadium Bar & Grill reopens
Stadium Bar & Grill, 957 Rockford Rd. SW in Cedar Rapids, reopened in time for baseball season after over seven months of closure due to derecho damage. A grand reopening was held March 27.
The restaurant offers a variety of tavern food and pregame favorites like sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and chicken wings.
Fieldhouse 1st Ave offers new menu
Fieldhouse 1st Ave at 5001 First Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids released a new menu this week — the first update since 2019.
Owner Carrie Kraklio said that two items — the seafood platter and the fried clams appetizer — were eliminated to make room for 14 new items.
Popular new items include a pickle dip eggroll, a Scotch egg with maple syrup and A1 sauce, a macaroni and cheese burger and a pizza burger.
“Basically what I do with the new menu is take things that run as a special of the day that are popular and add them (to the regular menu),” said Kraklio. “It forces me to come up with specials every week. It’s a win-win all around.”
The menu update, typically done once per year, was delayed due to pandemic disruptions.
Coralville Which Wich reopens
Which Wich has reopened in Coralville.
The sandwich shop, at 925 25th Ave., reopened March 17. The Coralville location is currently the only one open in the Corridor after the downtown Iowa City location closed last year. The chain offers signature sandwiches like the Wicked, cheeseburger sandwiches and pizza sandwiches.
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