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Address: , Des Moines, IA 50309
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Description: Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.

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Great East side commercial neighborhood

For those of you who would like to go to New York or Chicago and wander the commercial neighborhoods, welcome to the East Village. Restaurants, bike shops, art, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

For those of you who would like to go to New York or Chicago and wander the commercial neighborhoods, welcome to the East Village. Restaurants, bike shops, art, etc.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Perfect activity to while away the day with your favorite companion visiting interesting shops, venues and eateries on every block - really there is something for everyone! Part of the fun here is exploring for your own interests, don’t take mine or anyone else’s word for it, go do your own exploring without any plan and you will come away... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Anyone who has traveled a bit especially to other cities in the US and overseas is not going to be the slightest impressed with the East Village. Pretty average fare, over-priced for the most part, grotty crumbling open lots and as others have said some unfriendly shop-workers. I don't feel any so called vibe here and the one time I... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A large shopping mall with some spread out buildings. This is more of a shopping spree kind of visit. We drove all the way to see what they had to offer and there are some interesting shops. Just not really anything you would not see in your normal mall.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great shopping! A few of my favorites are Aimee, Matilda Muse, Hill Vintage, Eden, Velvet Coat, Kitchen Collage, and Salon W.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

You will find many small boutique shops in this area. It is not historic, but close to downtown and the state capital.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

East Village has a lot of great eclectic shopping and fun places to eat. Great place for a day visit. Find a place to park and walk through one fun shop after another.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were not impressed by east village as it was a very quite place with a few fancy shops very close to the Capitol Building.The Zombie burger bar was in the area but that was very busy and served very greasy burgers and was full of the locals and university students, we stayed at the Embassy suites which was in... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The East Village, just east of the Des Moines river in downtown, is a happening place of art, food, fun, and a few politicians. Come for the food--Zombie Burger, Alba's, Tacopalyse, etc--or the shopping--Raygun, Allspice, and boutique shopping--or for the fun at the many local bars with live music. If you're in your 20s and 30s, and not as square... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

been there many times and always enjoyable and always adding new things. A number of places to eat. Zombie Burgers being one of my favorites.

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