South Side Des Moines

Southridge Mall Grand Re-Opening

November 5, 2012

The official ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 10th, but some stores are open now. The first 200 guests will receive an exclusive VIP gift bag and one randomly chosen winner will receive a $250 gift card.


B&B Grocery to appear on the Travel Channel

July 12, 2012

Brothers Joe & Johnny Brooks received exciting news this week: Their B&B Supermarket (B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli) will appear on the Travel Channel's show, "Bizzare Foods", to feature their Killer Tenderloin.

B&B Supermarket


New China Buffet opens on the south side

June 28, 2012

New China Buffet restaurant is set to open today in its new location just north of Toys 'R Us near Southridge Mall.

new china buffet


Major Renovations at Southridge Mall

June 11, 2012

The mall's developer will reportedly be spending around $30 million just in Phase One of this plan, which is already underway and expected to be completed this fall.

southridge renovation

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New Updates to the South Side Des Moines Directory

June 08, 2012

Big changes have been happening on the South Side of Des Moines since our last major update. While some businesses have closed or moved, many more have sprung up in a burst of new growth on the south side.

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New Athletic Complex planned for Southridge Mall

December 08, 2011

Community leaders and representatives of Southridge Mall announced plans today to build a $6 million athletic facility. The 100,000 square foot project will be located on the west side of the mall.

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Updates to the South Des Moines Directory

November 23, 2011

Just in time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, we have added over 200 listings and updated contact information for a variety of South Des Moines retail locations like clothing stores, toy stores, and electronics stores. We have also added many organizations, attractions, apartments, bars & restaurants, hair salons and other interesting landmarks to the site. Last but not least, we uploaded changes to the map which should make it more accurate and faster to load.

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Fun Fact about South Side Des Moines

November 17, 2011

FUN FACT: About 58,000 people live on the South Side of Des Moines. This is over 1/4 of Des Moines' total population, and more than equal to the entire population of West Des Moines. In fact, more people live on Des Moines' South Side than in the surrounding communities of Clive, Windsor Heights, Johnston, and Altoona combined.

South Side Des Moines Facebook Page launched

November 15, 2011

Now, to keep everyone informed and make it easier to interact, we've started a page on Facebook: Please help us spread the word about this great new site by word of mouth and by suggesting this page to your Facebook Friends, especially those who live here or travel to the area.

South Side Des Moines Directory launches

November 08, 2011

The site went live today under the domain name We have about 700 companies, organizations, and non-profits listed so far, with more being added every week. We're still working on getting everyone's information updated, so bear with us while some of the locations listed are corrected. As always, if you find an error or know of an area which should be listed, please contact us with this information to add a listing to our guide.

There are still a few bugs to work out, but this site should be ready to use on all major browsers and mobile devices. Being able to search for places on Des Moines' south side is especially important for mobile phone users, so we wanted to make sure the site is easy to use on these devices.

We're excited to bring this type of site to Des Moines' south side, but the only way we can truly make it great is with the help of the local neighborhood residents. If you would like to know more about how you can help, don't hesitate to contact us.