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Balloons, Etc and The Costume Emporium

Balloons etcGet Your Party Started with Help from Balloons, Etc.

Nobody likes a humdrum party with boring decorations. Your guests will see your decorations before anything else, so why not set the mood with festive balloons from Balloons, Etc.?

We've been bringing the party to the Cedar Rapids Corridor for nearly two decades.

Let us help make your event a memorable one.

We offer more than your average party store in Cedar Rapids, IA, and carry a variety of items to fit any need. Besides party decorations and costume rentals, Balloons, Etc. is also home to Sparkles the Clown!

Bring fun and laughter to your next bash and enjoy the hilarious antics of Sparkles the Clown. He can liven up any birthday party, company event or grand opening with balloon twisting, magic and more! With over 30 years of experience, Sparkles the Clown will have everyone in stitches by the end of your event.

420 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 298-9999


Brittany's Cleaning Services LLC - Cedar Rapids

Brittany's Cleaning Services FBAuto Detailing Service

Take good care of your car's interior

There's no need to search far and wide for car detailing services. If your backseat looks like a mess, Brittany's Cleaning Services LLC can help. We provide top-quality car detailing services at affordable rates.

Need to get rid of a stubborn stain? We'll shampoo your seats and carpet and spot-treat any remaining stains. We can't get rid of every stain, but our team will work hard to remove as much as we can. Message us today on Facebook to schedule an appointment.

Cedar Rapids


Iowa City Traffic Alert – Gilbert Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, travel on the following street will be impacted beginning Monday, May 1, 2023.

Southbound traffic on Gilbert Street will be reduced to one lane between Highway 6 and the CRANDIC railroad tracks south of Highway 6. This lane reduction will only occur during daylight hours.

The lane reduction will facilitate the installation of underground communication lines in the area. It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Monday, May 15.

For information on road construction in Iowa City, visit

Iowa City named Tree City USA once again


Tree City USA logo.


Beadology Iowa - Iowa City

BeadologyBeadology Iowa opened as Dawn’s Hide & Bead Away in 1987. In August of 2008, the store was sold to current owners Karen and Laurel Kubby.

The store is full of beads from around the world: stone, pearl, metal, organic, glass, crystal, and one-of-a-kind flamework beads. We carry jewelry findings, tools, and beadwork supplies. Custom and repair work is a staff favorite. All finished jewelry is made in house. There is an extensive class list that includes wirework, stringing, knotting, flamework, borosilicate glass work, precious metal clay, seed bead weaving, and metal work.

We pride ourselves on creating a respectful, supportive, and nonjudgemental atmosphere in which jewelry designers–from beginners to professionals–can thrive. This is done in the spirit of collaboration and community building; offering support, instruction, stellar customer service, and a quality product line.

355 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 338-1566


City of Iowa City earns Aaa bond rating for 50th straight year

Iowa CityMoody's Investors Service has awarded the City of Iowa City the highest credit rating possible, an Aaa bond rating, for its outstanding general obligation debt.

The City has maintained an Aaa rating since November 1973. The top tier Aaa rating ranks Iowa City among the most financially stable cities in the state of Iowa and the nation.

The Moody's rating is used by banking authorities and investors to evaluate the potential risk of loans, bonds, and other financial transactions with municipalities and other governmental entities. A top rating by Moody's, a global market rating agency, represents the least amount of risk to investors. For Iowa City, it also represents financial savings for the City and taxpayers due to lower interest rates on loans for municipal projects.

For more information, contact Nicole Davies, City of Iowa City Finance Director, at 319-356-5085 or [email protected].

Find what you're looking for in the Corridor

Find what you're looking for in the Corridor!

Whether you're a lifelong resident of the Corridor area, a University of Iowa student, or just visiting the area, you've come to the right place if you're looking for information about lodging, dining, activities, finding a good mechanic, a lawyer and otherwise in the Corridor area! Looking for a refreshing dining experience? Find a restaurant that intrigues you by using the category listing on the right or typing in a few keywords in the search directory. Have some relatives coming into town and need some entertaining ideas? You'll find them here.  Need to move? Find a house or apartment to your liking in the Coralville Courier Search Directory. Serving the entire Corridor and the metro areas of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Riverside, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Marion, and surrounding communities!

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SpareMe Bowl & Arcade - Iowa City

SpareMe Bowl and ArcadeSpareMe Is A Guaranteed Strike!

Located Downtown Iowa City in the Chauncey Building.

SpareMe Bowl & Arcade is a two-story upscale bowling alley, featuring 12 bowling lanes, dozens of arcade games, two bars, and a full-service restaurant.

Not Your Average Bowling Alley

From hand-tossed pizzas, to delicious sliders, subs, and delightful salads. Pair with one of our local craft beers, signature cocktails, or house libations.

Our menu is one not to miss.

404 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 519-6350


Marquee Pizza - Coralville

Marquee PizzaThe Pizza

100% naturally leavened dough, housemade mozzarella and high-quality ingredients cooked at 900 degrees in an all-wood-fired oven from Modena, Italy.  

The Bar

Expansive selection with 20 beers on draft, over 15 wine options, house-made craft cocktails. Open late-night. 2-for-1 Happy Hour every day from 3-6pm.

The Vibe

If an upbeat vibe and eating with your hands sounds fun to you, come party. Also, the garage door goes up when the weather is awesome!

920 E 2nd Ave #123, Coralville, IA 52241

(319) 333-1018