116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Parlor City Ice Cream announced on Aug. 29 plans to close its Marion location until winter.
“Due to staffing shortages we are unable to efficiently operate,” the restaurant said on social media. “We will keep you posted when we are able to reopen.”
With the closure, the Cedar Rapids location at 1936 42nd St. NE will now be open every day.
New Indian restaurant opens in Cedar Rapids
A former NewBo City Market vendor has expanded with a big move and new name in northeast Cedar Rapids.
Sneh Chopra, owner of Melting Bites at NewBo, has turned her business into Delhicacy, a full service Indian fusion restaurant at 921 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 150.
The new restaurant opened Aug. 10, nearly four months after Chopra closed Melting Bites in April. The restaurant occupies the spot previously held by Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.
Melting Bites started at a home-based bakery in 2017 before setting up shop at NewBo in September 2018.
Firehouse Subs opens in Iowa City
The first Firehouse Subs in Iowa City opened on Aug. 31 under the ownership of John Chadima at 161 Highway 1 W. The sub restaurant is Chadima’s third, and the fourth Firehouse Subs location across the Corridor.
The new chain location is Iowa’s 11th Firehouse Subs.
Corridor women honored by Iowa Restaurant Association
The Iowa Restaurant Association named six women in or near the Corridor to its 40 Women to Watch in Hospitality honoree list for 2021.
The following women made the cut out of more than 100 nominations from across the state:
- Cassie Bott, Fireside Winery, Marengo
- Isabella Santoro, Cafe Dodici, Washington
- Marie Chalhoub, Oscar’s Restaurant, Hiawatha
- Phoebe Charles, Rodina, Cedar Rapids
- Wendy Maldonado, Lion Bridge Brewing Company, Cedar Rapids
- Veronica Tessler, Yotopia Frozen Yogurt and Nosh Cafe & Eatery, Iowa City
“Many of this year’s honorees are pictures of resilience,” said Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. “Many started cottage businesses in the midst of the pandemic. Others took extraordinary steps to save long-standing family ventures, while others were innovators within the context of an organizational role. Every single one understands her role as a mentor and encourager to other women. Each exemplifies the multitude of opportunities hospitality holds for women.”
Honorees will be featured in Food and Beverage Iowa Business Quarterly and be recognized in person on Nov. 15 at the Iowa Events Center (Community Choice Convention Center) during the Iowa Restaurant Association’s annual Celebrating Excellence Awards Ceremony in Des Moines.
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