New In The Neighborhood 2009: Southeast Street

New in the Neighborhood

Southeast Second Street and Army Post Road, Des Moines Terry Town, who has Town House Supper Club in Wellsburg, has partnered with Joe Madonia
to set up a trailer to sell his fare on this corner, two blocks west of Southridge Mall. It opened Monday. Town’s pork tenderloin was named No. 1 in 2006 by the Iowa Pork Producers. The meat is hand-cut and breaded and served on buttered and toasted buns. Prices range from $4 to $6, depending on the size ordered. Tenderloins on a stick are also available for $5. Outdoor seating is available on the site. Town House Tenderloins will also be available for special events. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays. More days may be added later. Call Town at (319) 231-6655 or Madonia at 979-7435. 4125 Chamberlain Drive, Des Moines James Biehn opened a music studio in the Shops at Roosevelt area, behind Boulevard Sports, on April 1. He has taught guitar about eight years, mostly in music stores in the Des Moines area and in Indianola. Additional instructors have been trained, Biehn said, and lessons are being offered at the studio in drums, guitar and bass guitar. Rock band group classes are also offered for advanced students. Biehn said he also expects to add lessons for piano and band instruments. Call 778-1507 or e-mail . 5750 N.W. Beaver Drive, No. 3, Johnston As of Saturday , cheerleading and tumbling classes for ages 3 through 22 are being offered at this new all-star cheer gym. All-star cheerleading is an up-and-coming sport in the Midwest, according to Apex owner Nicole Gould. Gould has been a cheerleading coach since 2002 and she is currently the cheerleading coach for Drake University. Students can select either recreational or competitive classes. Ages 3 to 11 will compete throughout the Midwest and locally. Ages 9 to 18 can choose to compete in the Midwest, at nationals in Orlando, Fla., and at internationals in Columbus, Ohio. Tumbling classes are also offered for ages 3 to 22. Students should expect to spend two to six hours per week in the gym. Sessions run through April 2010, but anyone can join at any time from now through the summer, Gould said. Costs vary according to teams. The facility is also available for rental. A grand opening will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday with games, performances, tours of the facility and drawings. For information, call 276-9137, see or e-mail infoapex 5545 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines This West Glen design studio will celebrate its opening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. It will feature wines from WineStyles and hors d’oeuvres from Adonis Mediterranean Bistro and 2 Die 4, all in West Glen. Corporate D&eacutecor and More is a design studio that also features art, furniture and other furnishings for sale. Owner Kris McVicker and designer Gina Tursi will work with local talent as much as possible. McVicker herself has designed furniture that is featured in the studio. McVicker has done both commercial and residential design for 29 years. Commercial design projects have included health care facilities, casinos, hotels, and a variety of professional offices. Among her residential work was the Troon house featured in the Des Moines Home Builders Expo in 2007 in Johnston. Corporate D&eacutecor and More is located between Three Dog Bakery and Adonis. Those wishing to attend the grand opening should send an e-mail to Guttau Public Relations at . Cash donations and tips collected from the event will benefit Variety &mdash The Children’s Charity of Iowa. See or call 223-5800. 326 S.W. Maple St., Ankeny Father and son Jeff and Donnie Brookes have opened a skateboard shop in Uptown Ankeny. The store carries professional grade equipment, including decks, trucks, wheels and bearings, and skating accessories, safety helmets and T-shirts. Jeff, 40, and Donnie, 14, also sell blank decks, which Jeff said are especially good for new skaters who want to keep down costs. The decks can be customized with logos. Custom orders are also accepted. Jeff said a national band recently signed autographs in the shop and he plans to invite more bands to do so. The schedule will be posted on Resistance Skate Shop’s Web site: . Hours are 3:30 to 8 p.m. weekdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. When school is out, weekday hours will be extended to noon to 8 p.m. Call 964-5444. 802 S.E. Oralabor Road, No. 132, Ankeny Breakfast is now being offered at this location on weekends. Owner Cheryl Williams said everything is made from scratch and includes a diverse menu ranging from a variety of omelets to biscuits and gravy. Pancakes, French toast and eggs with meats are also available, as are hash browns and toast. A child’s meal, including milk or juice, is $3. All breakfast orders are taken by wait staff at the table, but lunch orders must still be given at the counter. Williams said the lunch menu has been expanded and includes old-fashioned hamburgers made to order with one-third pound of hand-pressed beef, home-made and hand-breaded pork tenderloins and other items. Weekend hours have been extended for breakfast. It’s open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. Call 963-0600. JOANNE BOECKMAN/THE REGISTER
Tonya Albizo, manager of Bee’z on 1st, located on the south side of Des Moines, says the bar should open on May 13.

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