Big Iowa Department Store and Beloved CR Pizza Parlor Closing

Big Iowa Department Store and Beloved CR Pizza Parlor Closing

It’s that time of year I guess when we say goodbye to some local business hopefully to be replaced by something as good or better.

The Corridor Business Journal reporting that retail chain Gordmans will close its Cedar Rapids, Coralville, and Davenport locations, which are all of its Eastern Iowa stores, this Spring.

The Gazette reporting today that Cedar Rapids restaurant Sweet Basil’s Pizza Pie will close Feb. 29.  The building and business are up for sale so it’s possible somebody will continue operating the restaurant.