Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Breaking News

Local News

June 18, 2013

Number of vendors for RAGBRAI® at 44

Knoxville — As of Monday, the City of Knoxville received 44 vendor applications for downtown space during the July 24 RAGBRAI® event. These applications have brought in $18,000 in vendor fees, recouping some of the $25,000 the City has already directly invested in the event. The City has budgeted $50,000 for the event.

Assistant City Manager Dylan Feik said the vendors intend to sell a range of food from entire meals to sandwiches and various other kinds of ethnic food. Feik is confident that the City can find space for all of them, as well as a pair of exhibits, in the downtown area. 

Feik believes that even with these mobile food vendors, downtown restaurants can expect good business. A survey has shown that over half of the riders are eager to have a "sit down" evening meal at a local establishment. 

The $18,000 excludes clean up costs and costs for staff time invested in RAGBRAI®. Feik said the budget was conservative and that more vendors were accepted than originally expected. 

The City is also expecting revenue from charter groups for use of City lots and parks. Costs for these depend on the equipment they bring in. Feik estimates that the City's revenue should be between $4,000-6,000 for this. 

Now that the vendors are known, the next step is to design a map and plan where to put all of them. In addition to the vendors working through the City, RAGBRAI® will bring others, including bicycle repairmen. The City is expected to receive payment from RAGBRAI®, after the event, for providing space for these vendors. 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • raceway concept drawing.jpg Raceway Rebate passes the House

    Rep. Greg Heartsill reports that the bill to provide up to $2 million in sales tax rebates to the Knoxville Raceway has passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives, 78-15. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Construction Trades pic 1 Marion County building permits on the rise

    It's expected to be a busy construction season around Marion County. According to County Zoning Administrator Missy Poffenbarger, her office has issued 17 building permits since March 18. 

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Troy Rider.jpg State responds to gag order request

    Marion County Attorney Ed Bull has filed a resistance, on behalf of the State of Iowa, to a motion made by Troy Neil Rider's defense attorney to restrict law enforcement's ability to comment on the pending case. 

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • PHS FFA 10-73.jpg Pleasantville Greenhouse Plant Sales Begin Soon

    The Pleasantville High School Greenhouse will begin its annual greenhouse sales Saturday, April 19, and will continue through Saturday, May 24.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burn ban to be lifted at 11 a.m.

    Marion County's burn ban will be lifted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14. 

    April 14, 2014

  • Reeds.jpg Bussey pair facing several charges

    Two Bussey residents are charged in a pair of thefts in Otley and Pella on April 5 and April 11. 

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loebsack and Mitchell.jpg Video: Loebsack tours Knoxville Fire Department

    Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell welcomed Congressman Dave Loebsack and wife, Terry, to the fire station Saturday afternoon, April 12. 

    April 12, 2014 2 Photos 1 Video

  • work on Young field.jpg Video: Young's Park field seeing improvements

    City of Knoxville crews have been busy working on the baseball field at Young's Park, with plans to renovate a forgotten field behind the Kiwanis Miracle Playground. 

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo 1 Video

  • Robinson work 1.jpg Rock Island to be closed

    Rock Island, between Highway 14 and Grant, will be closed for approximately three days for sanitary sewer and street repairs. 

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • supes in Pville.jpg County awaits Pleasantville Memorial Hall proposal

    The Marion County Board of Supervisors met with representatives from the City of Pleasantville and Memorial Hall Commissioners from the Rose City, to discuss the status of transitioning the hall from County ownership to the City. 

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo