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Reinvestment district projects affect DMACC, Legacy Plaza, downtown Newton

May 18, 2021
DMACC Projects: New Retail and Public Improvement…

SPLISH SPLASH: Committee develops preliminary plans for splash pad

January 04, 2021
Recreational amenity could attract and retain young families, connect main street district with Legacy Plaza…

DMACC making progress on Legacy Plaza repairs

September 08, 2020
Preparations to restore the damaged Maytag buildings at Legacy Plaza to their former glory are well underway…

Council supports Legacy Plaza housing project

June 09, 2020
The City of Newton formally supports a private developer’s project to adapt several buildings at Legacy Plaza into a multi-use development, which would include elements of housing, hospitality, event space and retail.…

Iowa women-led micro-brewery grasps national attention

November 15, 2019
Two women leading an Iowa micro-brewery are getting national recognition. "I don't think people understand the power that a glass of beer actually has," said Betsy Duffy, co-owner of Gezellig Brewing Company. …

Cozy up with a cold one

June 13, 2019
Gezellig Brewing Company has a strong opening in Newton. By the time Gezellig Brewing opened its doors 3 p.m. June 7, enough hype had been generated to draw what Duffy estimated to be 1,000 people during the brewery’s first day of operation at the 403 W. Fourth St. N. taproom in Legacy Plaza, a redevelopment site of the former Maytag corporate headquarters buildings now owned by Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus.…

Gezellig Brewing Co. Signs Lease to Locate at Legacy Plaza

August 28, 2018
The Gezellig Brewing Company will be leasing space at Legacy Plaza on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Newton Campus to start their first craft-beer and craft-soda brewing operation. Betsy Duffy and Mindi VandenBosch, both of Pella, are the owners and operators of the new start-up company. The operation will occupy space in Building 17 of the former Maytag headquarters that once served as a brewing production facility in 2009. …

Pella-based brewers to develop Newton taproon in Legacy Plaza

August 28, 2018
Gezellig Brewing Company, a microbrewery and taproom, will be the newest addition to the vacant commercial spaces in the former Maytag corporate headquarters buildings now owned by the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Newton Campus.…

Say namaste to 'Re-Wire'

August 03, 2018
Rachel Braafhart barely had any sleep the night before she introduced the Newton community to its first yoga class at the newly opened Re-Wire Yoga Studio.…

Final design revealed for DMACC Greenspace

June 19, 2018
A final concept plan for the DMACC Greenspace, filled with wide walkways, shade structures, a theater screen and a performance stage, among many features, was presented to the Newton City Council on Monday. …

Creating a Neighborhood

June 15, 2018
This article is printed with permission from the Business Record…

Legacy Plaza Is Open for Business

February 08, 2018
​If you're searching for office or light commercial space…