Category: Business

City manager updates council on arts and culture, economic development projects
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City manager updates council on arts and culture, economic development projects

A Des Moines firm charged with further developing Spencer’s arts and culture community in hopes of becoming more attractive to potential and current residents kicked off a series of vision sessions last week. Representatives from McClure led multiple sessions last week, inviting community members and existing arts and culture organizations to the table. The city...

Restaurant owner describes strip club idea as ‘gentlemen’s steakhouse’
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Restaurant owner describes strip club idea as ‘gentlemen’s steakhouse’

From Chris Burg’s perspective, it’s simple: Don’t like the idea of a strip club in Spencer? Fine. Don’t go. For those who haven’t heard, the Spencer businessman wants to turn his restaurant, Southside Grill, 325 11th Street SW, into a gentlemen’s club. Or, as he’s called it in a radio ad, a “gentlemen’s steakhouse.” “I...

Businessman wants to open strip club in Spencer; public hearing set for next month
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Businessman wants to open strip club in Spencer; public hearing set for next month

October’s city planning and zoning commission meeting could be standing room only. That’s what happens when a businessman requests a zoning change be made so he can open a strip club inside the building he owns at 325 11th Street SW. The businessman, Chris Burg, last week shared with the planning and zoning commission that...

Make your way to McCreary’s for fried foods at the Clay County Fair
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Make your way to McCreary’s for fried foods at the Clay County Fair

What tastes more like fair food than something deep fried? The correct answer: nothing. At the Clay County Fair, McCreary’s Creative Catering now has three deep-fried goodies that are sure to please fairgoers. There’s the deep-fried grilled cheese, a twist on the traditional grilled cheese also on the menu, and also deep-fried cinnamon rolls. Then...

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