What’s new in Cedar Falls?

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

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Students moving back into Cedar Falls area for the fall semester will notice several new businesses opening up in the area. While some have just recently opened for business, others will soon be available for the general public to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for new clothes or some sweet treats, the Cedar Falls area may have the new store that you’re looking for.

Driftless Arrow is a boutique store that recently finished changing locations near the end of August. They offer a variety of clothes and accessories, ranging from dresses and jewelry to bags and shoes. The shop’s owner, McKayla, hopes to leave her customers smiling and excited about the outfit that they’ve purchased from her store. She also offers the ability to pay in installments and an influencer program that can earn you special discounts and savings.

Those who are looking to indulge their sweet tooth can visit the Cedar City Creamery. Along with shakes and malts, customers can purchase specialty treats including banana splits and green apple sundaes. In addition to these items, there are also cookies and other varieties of food and drink. The store is located on 110 Lincoln Street, Cedar Falls, and they’re open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Juices, pastries and salads will also be available to those who visit the Farm Shed eatery and pantry. Founded by Jenette Weinberger, Farm Shed is a place where customers can watch the chefs create fresh baked goods and juices. This location opened around the middle of June at 119 Main Street in Cedar Falls. One of the main goals of the restaurant is to work with local farmers to provide produce for their salads and baked items. Their menu also includes spices from the Middle East and other cultures. As they continue to expand their business, Weinberger hopes that even more variety can be added to the dishes they serve.

As enthusiasts of this increasingly popular activity, entrepreneurs Mark Mayfield and Paul Farmer are hoping to bring axe-throwing to the Cedar Falls community. Hurling Hatchet will be launching at 100 E. Second St. Suite #103 on September 3, 2019. The sport involves participants standing twelve feet away from a target and throwing a hatchet at it. A group of ten people or less can participate in this activity for an hour at the rate of $20 per person. Other prices and discounts are available depending on the group.

Your CBD Store will soon be setting up their new location to provide pain relief to those who suffer from Crohn’s Disease or other conditions. The founder of the company, Rachel Quinn, was able to treat her condition through the use of CBD oil, which she was told about by a friend. Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a component of the cannabis plant that can be used as a medicine. No prescription is needed, but they do suggest talking to your doctor about the option of using CBD.

Those who are looking to take a tour of downtown Cedar Falls will be glad to know that a hotel has recently opened up in a central location. Hampton Inn by Hilton is on the corner of First and Main Street. With 130 rooms, the hotel also offers a swimming pool, a patio, and high-speed internet. It is the first property that Hawkeye Hotels has had within Black Hawk County.

While not all of these businesses are currently open, they should provide an opportunity for residents and tourists of Cedar Falls to explore new products and services. As the semester continues, feel free to check them out.

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