New All-Day Restaurant Coming To Downtown

Honey-dusted fried chicken is one of the many Southern-inspired menu items at Tupelo Honey Cafe, coming to Des Moines in 2022. Photo: Tupelo Honey Cafe

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Writer: Kathy Bolten
Business Record

Two years ago, a North Carolina-based restaurant chain that serves Southern-style food announced plans to open an eatery in downtown Des Moines. The pandemic stalled those plans.

Now, however, Tupelo Honey Cafe is moving forward with its expansion and plans to open a restaurant in February or March of 2022 in the Miesblock building, located at 665 Grand Ave. The restaurant will have inside seating for about 174 people; a patio will seat 44, according to plans filed with the building permit. Christin Prince, senior vice president of marketing for Tupelo Honey, wrote in an email that the interior design of the restaurant is still being finalized. “We try to find design and art elements that pay homage to their new hometowns and incorporate that into our overall aesthetic,” she wrote.

Tupelo Honey, which typically serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, has restaurants in 11 states. The downtown Des Moines restaurant will be the group’s first Iowa location.

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