John’s Grocery has been integral to the history of Iowa City since John Alberhasky bought the grocery business in 1948. But the history of the building goes back a century further. In fact, the State of Iowa itself is only two years older than 401 E.Market Street, which was built in 1848. Since then the building has been a grocery store, an apartment building, a saloon, a barbershop, a fire station, office space, and even a factory for the Ernste Manufacturing Company.
No matter the variation, the building has always functioned as a service to the community. We honor that history by continuing to provide Iowa City and surrounding communities with great products and service.
Sunday: 9am to 12am
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 12am
Friday - Saturday: 7:30am to 2am
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (319) 337-2183
401 E. Market St. Iowa City, IA