fro-yo coming to Des Moines’ Ingersoll Avenue; lululemon to East Village


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Be careful what you wish for. I’ve long wanted a frozen yogurt place on Des Moines’ Ingersoll Avenue and now comes word that two are about to open, within blocks of each other: Orange Leaf next to Gusto Pizza; Menchie’s a block or so west. I guess this is good. I’ll be looking for the Greek stuff!

Hy-Vee Triathlon

Also surprised to see that Lululemon has set up shop in Des Moines’ East Village. Not sure if this is a good or bad sign. Good that a trendy athletic clothing chain is attracted to the neighborhood, which not long ago was a shopping wasteland. Not-so-good if chain stores start driving up rents and pushing out the independent shops that make the East Village distinctively charming. It does arrive just in time for the Hy-Vee Triathlon over Labor Day Weekend in downtown Des Moines.

Frozen Yogurt @ Orange leaf

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2 responses to “fro-yo coming to Des Moines’ Ingersoll Avenue; lululemon to East Village

  1. Allen Rubiner

    I’m on dad’s computer right now responding to your new yogurt places.
    Menchies (sp) is in Cleveland and I have taken the “triad” there. It’s really GOOD!

    • betsyrubiner

      I’m thinking this is Barbara – took me a minute. yes, menchie’s is good – there’s one in West Des Moines (a suburb of DSM).

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