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Jewel Cab owner talks business

Compiled by Lee Purvey, purveyle@grinnell.edu       Tom Hatch is the owner and lone driver of Jewel Cab, the only cab company based out of Grinnell. Born in Clinton, Iowa, he spent much of his life in Iowa City and West Des Moines before moving to Grinnell in September of 2004. He earned a…

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Canary raises the bar

By Christopher Squier squierch@grinnell.edu Grinnellians’ bar hopping options recently expanded with the opening of the Canary Bar, an underground bar and lounge housed in Grinnell’s newest epicurean adventure, Prairie Canary. The restaurant and bar moved into its location on Main Street near the corner of 5th Avenue about four months ago, replacing Bourbon Street and…

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Jimmy John’s adds to sandwich scene

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Sandwich enthusiasts watched with growing excitement as the new Jimmy John’s was built. Now, they can check it out for themselves. Jimmy John’s, located at the corner of 6th and Main, opened for business a few weeks ago. Boasting “freaky fast” service and a menu full of gourmet subs, this franchise…

Galaxy (not so) far away

By Meg Schmitt  schmittm@grinnell.edu The Galaxy Youth Center is not exactly a new face to the Grinnell community. The non-profit youth organization has a new look and a new location, however, as its recently opened home at 917 Main Street will for the first time feature a storefront, displaying items made by the local children…

Chamber of Commerce honors Grinnellians

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu On Wednesday evening, the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Chamber Awards meeting at the Grinnell Athletic and Recreation Center. The event celebrated local businesses, organizations and individual community members who have had a particularly impressive or notable year. “The purpose of this event is to recognize wonderful community…

Yumi’s to relo(cake)

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Students in pursuit of a supremely sweet sugar rush have fewer blocks to walk these days. Yumi’s Bakery & Deli, purveyor of wonderfully delicious cupcakes and other baked goods, is moving to a new location on 930 West Street after several years spent in their Main Street location. “Our lease was…

Prison program gets fresh start

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu With the start of a new semester, so too resumes a program that represents Grinnell’s twin commitments to social justice and the local Iowa community: Liberal Arts in Prison. This multi-site program allows students in Iowa prisons and juvenile homes to receive an education similar to that of a Grinnell College…

Apprentices master new skills

By Lily Jamaludin jamaludi@grinnell.edu While Grinnell College students have always been involved in the town community, it wasn’t until recently that an official mechanism came into existence to help students connect with local organizations. Since its inception in 2010, the school’s Student Apprentices in Nonprofit Management program has facilitated the placement of students in apprentice…

Fire levels Broad Street home

By Meg Schmitt schmittm@grinnell.edu While campus was quiet over the break, several fires broke out in town over the last weekend. The first fire occurred early on the morning of Jan. 18 at 1127 Broad Street, the home of Cheri Bowers. “We got a call here at 7 a.m. that morning, and we called in…