Published on July 12th, 2013 | by Ameena Rasheed

After hours: Is Des Moines the next big Midwest city for entertainment?

The area surrounding the Wells Fargo Arena isn’t exactly the place to be for Des Moines’ young professionals to go let their hair down. Well, not yet at least.

With its vacant buildings and available space for parking, there is plenty of potential. Developers are  looking to turn this section of town into an entertainment hot spot, similar to its Midwest city counterparts. The only question now is how can this part of downtown Des Moines become more exciting like Kansas City’s Power and Light District or Milwaukee’s RiverWalk District?

Read more about this at the Register.

We reached out to our Juice followers via Twitter a few weeks ago and asked what would really take our city to the next level using the #BigIdeasDSM hashtag. Juice readers had many suggestions, including an overwhelming inquiry about food trucks.

Let’s start up the conversation once more. What does Des Moines need to become the next entertainment epicenter in the Midwest? Tweet us your answers using the #BigIdeasDSM hashtag and we will drop the best answers below in our Storify.



About the Author

Ameena is Online Editor for Juice Magazine. E-mail her at or follow her updates on Twitter @AmeenaRasheed.

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