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“Just like the East Village in NYC”
Review of East Village

East Village
Ranked #11 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
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Owner description: Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a great little neighborhood on the east side of downtown Des Moines. Lots of small boutique shops and places to dine. Fun to walk around the whole area and take a look at some of the treasures you can find. Check out Raygun - your source for the coolest t-shirts, Colores for your favorite tie-dye apparel and gifts, Sticks - a place for unique house decor, spas, eateries and more! Great place to browse.

Thank ostrem88
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

On a weekend night, this is a 4 block outdoor party, with music food and drinks on the sidewalks. So if that's you, great. We snuck into the Vaudeville Mews for some great music, and actually felt away from the hubub.

1  Thank snowonder
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Great little neighborhood in Des Moines, with lots of good restaurants, bars and stores. Close to the capital so check that out while you are there.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Take time to walk the 20 minuets to the East Village. Favorite places include: City Bakery, Allspice, Raygun, Hill Vintage and Knits. The artist Vance has a three story mural currently painted on the side of a waste management building. Worth checking out on it's own.

Thank L S
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

The East Village is a perfect mix of rehabbed buildings, higher end and more casual, quirkier boutiques, great options for eating and drinking regardless of time of day. I love the vibe, which is due largely to the fact that most spots are small, locally owned shops.

Among my favorite spots are Eden (gifts, skin care, candles, too much other fun stuff to mention), East Village Day Spa, The Continental (food/drink), City Bakery (brunch), Found Things, Raygun (quirky, original screen printed shirts and other fun stuff), Sticks (original folk art and other artist made items) - obviously I can go on, and I haven't even come close to mentioning all the great spots.

You just have to go if you are in Des Moines!

3  Thank Starlight1313
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