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Many Spencer restaurants continue delivery, to-go, drive-thru options following governor’s health emergency declaration
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Many Spencer restaurants continue delivery, to-go, drive-thru options following governor’s health emergency declaration

Spencer restaurants and coffee shops are getting the word out about how their operations will be affected by a health emergency declared today by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The health emergency, issued to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa, ordered the closures of many businesses, including dining areas of restaurants and bars, at noon Tuesday....

Reynolds issues health emergency that orders closures, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more
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Reynolds issues health emergency that orders closures, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynods has issued a state of public health disaster emergency effective at noon today until April 16 that implements steps requiring social distancing and limiting community spread of COVID-19. According to a press release from the governor’s office, those steps include temporary requirements that restaurants move to drive-thru, take out and delivery...

Microbreweries one step closer to being permitted use in downtown
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Microbreweries one step closer to being permitted use in downtown

Microbreweries are one step closer to being a permitted use in Spencer’s downtown area. Last week, the Spencer City Council voted 5-0 to approve the first filing of an ordinance that would make microbreweries a permitted use in the central business district zone, which encompasses downtown Spencer. City staff has fielded inquiries from “business owners”...

City council notes: June 3
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City council notes: June 3

Contract awarded for city hall renovation project Midstates Builders of Spencer was awarded the contract for the renovation of what will be the new Spencer City Hall after submitting a low bid of about $1.87 million. The city council awarded the contract Monday following a public hearing and approving and confirming the project plans for...

Spencer City Council notes: April 15
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Spencer City Council notes: April 15

Spencer City Council members on Monday filed for the second time an ordinance that would allow restaurants to set up sidewalk cafés on public sidewalks outside their establishments. If the ordinance is filed a third and final time, establishments where at least 50% of revenue comes from food sales can apply for permits to operate...

Sidewalk café ordinance clears first filing
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Sidewalk café ordinance clears first filing

An ordinance that would allow restaurants to operate sidewalk cafés on public sidewalks was filed for the first of three times at Monday’s Spencer City Council meeting. If the ordinance is filed three times, restaurants – including those on Grand Avenue – could set up sidewalk cafés as long as 50 percent of their gross...

Weasy’s hopes to provide outdoor dining; “sidewalk cafés” ordinance heads to council
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Weasy’s hopes to provide outdoor dining; “sidewalk cafés” ordinance heads to council

Imagine enjoying a Weaser Pleaser hamburger and sidewinder fries with a cold beverage outside on a beautiful summer evening as you take in the bustle of Grand Avenue. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? That’s what Weasy’s Lounge and Grill is hoping for. The restaurant and bar, located at 216 N Grand Avenue and expanding next door,...

Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’
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Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’

After a couple months of uncertainty, Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza will apparently open in Spencer very soon. On Tuesday, a sign for Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza was up in place of the former Pizza Hut sign outside the building at 723 South Grand Avenue. That former pizza joint location will now be home...

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