Mike Robinson said he saw the handwriting on the wall several years ago when sales at his Fairground Hardware store began to decline. His customers, especially his commercial accounts, were turning to the internet to buy their hardware supplies. They also were demanding greater selection, which he couldn’t accommodate in his compact shop across the street from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. “As much as it saddens me, I have decided to close,” he said.
Three years ago, Sean and Andrea Gleason opened the Gastro Grub food truck with an eye on eventually settling into a brick and mortar space restaurant. The dream is being realized for the central Iowa natives; he's from West Des Moines and she is from Norwalk. They plan to open Gastro Grub restaurant in the former Louie’s Wine Dive at 1378 E. Hickman Road in Waukee in early December.
Consignment shop Stuff Etc. has opened in the former Dahl's grocery store building at 86th Street and Hickman Road in Clive. The 45,000-square-foot shop offers men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, shoes, purses, home goods, furniture, books, electronics and more. Items for consignment can be dropped off Monday through Saturday. The store also features a coffee shop offering coffee, drinks and snacks.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".