Main Street Keokuk

Estes Park
10:40 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Upgrade Planned for Keokuk Park

Keokuk's Estes Park

One of the features of a popular park in downtown Keokuk is in line for a makeover.

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Seeking $500K
7:24 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Keokuk to Apply for Facade Grant

Downtown Keokuk could see some significant improvements if a state grant comes through.

The Keokuk City Council is taking steps to be able to apply for a $500,000 state grant that could be used to improve the look of the city’s downtown district.

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Mixed Use in Downtown Keokuk
5:40 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Eagles Building to Re-Open in January

Crews continue to work on the former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk.

The former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk will be open for business in January.

Crews started renovating the building at the corner of 4th and Blondeau Streets in March.

The two-story structure will feature both commercial and residential space.

Joyce Glasscock is the Executive Director of Main Street Keokuk, Inc.  A subsidiary of MSK, Keokuk Downtown Properties, owns the building.

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Preparation for Downtown Summit
7:29 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Keokuk Clean-Up Saturday

Keokuk is looking for some help as it gets ready for "company."

The city will host the 26th annual Iowa Downtown Summit on August 21 and 22.  The event is expected to bring more than 350 individuals from across the state and the country to Keokuk.

They will hear presentations on a variety of topics: development, preservation, retail and social media.

Mayor Tom Marion says organizers want to put a "bright, shiny face" on the city for the event., so a special downtown clean-up event is scheduled for Saturday morning.

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Great Year for Hotel/Motel Tax Revenue
6:29 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding

Keokuk is putting more money into tourism efforts as the city council has agreed to boost funding for the Convention and Tourism Bureau by $7,000.

The increase would bring the total for the current fiscal year to $140,000.

Tourism Director Kirk Brandenberger requested the increase based on Keokuk’s last fiscal year being its best ever when it comes to hotel-motel tax revenue.

He says the tax generated $276,000, which is up from the projected total of $260,000.

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