Lonnski’s Pub and Deli

Grinnell students eager to get off campus would be wise to hit up Lonnski’s Pub and Deli, found at its fairly new location, 908 Main Street. With its helpful staff and comfortable atmosphere, Lonnski’s is a casual place for community members to meet up and hang out. Older students might remember when Lonnski’s was further…

Hallmark

A bell sounds upon opening the door of the Hallmark store at 933 Main Street. Right after that, one is hit by the smell of fresh paper and candles. Odd, maybe, but it is, after all, a gift store. The prime attraction of the store is perhaps the culprits of the paper smell–the array of…

Marketplace on Main

A recent addition to the town of Grinnell, the Marketplace on Main is the ultimate go-to place for anyone looking for a wide variety of things to buy or do. The Marketplace is an amalgamation of 21 different businesses. Store offerings range from home décor and furnishings, including guitar-shaped pillows, to intricate watercolor paintings, self-care…

Grinnell Sporting Goods

A fairly new addition to the town’s Main Street, Grinnell Sporting Goods opened in May 2010 across from McNally’s Foods at 1020 Main Street. The shop took over a niche that was previously only partially filled by a few aisles of sport equipment at Wal-Mart. With items for sports including football, volleyball and wrestling, the…

Brown’s Shoe Fit

Brown’s Shoe Fit, Grinnell’s only shoe store, has been around since 1957. Its current location at 937 Main Street is just down the block from its original site. Brown’s offers a good selection of shoes for men, women and children. Styles, which vary by season, currently range from trekking winter shoes to those iconic boots…

Strand Theatre

Standing right at the middle of Main Street at 921, the historic Strand Theatre has been an integral part of Grinnell’s downtown since 1916, nearly one hundred years. The Strand now has three auditoriums and shows three movies every week. Usually, each movie is shown three times a day, with additional matinee times on the…

Men’s basketball falls in championship

What seemed like a miracle run fell short for the Grinnell College Men’s Basketball Team when the Pioneers lost to St. Norbert College 89-67 in the Midwest Conference Tournament championship game on Feb. 26. The Pioneers, who won their last nine regular season games in a row in order to qualify for the tourney, beat…

Hockey fans rejoice, Kunal has your predictions

I take it that you all have seen the recent ABC interview with Charlie Sheen. I laughed my ass off when I first saw it, but after a couple more viewings, I felt sad. I actually like Charlie Sheen. I don’t like the crappy actor that plays one of the worst characters on television, or…

Four thousand trips to the JRC with a stack of books

I did a bit of math, dear reader. The average Grinnell body will walk or dance its way to the JRC roughly four thousand times before leaving this place. (Did Saint Cyril walk as much?) My proposition: this trek is remolded as we remold ourselves and our bodies, and thus might serve as some piece…

Original Mistry opens up about Outtakes

The mythical “perfect” Outtake, filling and delicious, does exist. Though it hides well, it can be discovered with creativity, some outside resources, and a little bit of teamwork. Grab your P-card, skip the D-hall, and be ready to open a brown bag of awesome. Maximizing the greatness of your Outtake begins with the making of…