New IFC Location in Merle Hay Mall

One Week Delay for Next Two Distributions

Revised Distribution
Updated Distribution Dates

We have been fortunate to have Merle Hay Mall as a partner since we launched in November 2008. We pay utilities and maintenance costs, but they provide us with space free of charge. Someone now wants to rent the space, so the mall has offered us another.

The new location is a portion of the public library that had been located towards the south end of the main north-south hallway that has Sears on the north end and Target on the south. The library’s new building is finished, so they have moved.

One issue is that we are licensed by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and so we need to get this new space licensed. We have submitted the application, but there will be some work involved. For example, we need to replace some ceiling panels and cover some light fixtures. But the move is potentially a good thing because we’ll have more space, and our adding of more drop off sites makes having more space a nice benefit.

To give us time to get ready, we are going to delay the next two distributions cycles by one week. This means that instead the cart open on tomorrow, it will open a week from Tuesday (Oct. 4th). It will close the following Saturday (Oct. 8th) with delivery of ordered product happening on Thursday, Oct. 13th. The subsequent cycle will also be delayed one week (cart opens on Oct. 18th, closes on Oct. 22nd, with delivery on Oct. 27th), and then in November we go to our normal once-a-month cycle.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.

We could also use some help with moving our equipment. We’ll let you know when that will happen.

Thanks. Don’t hesitate to reply if you have any questions or comments.

Gary Huber
IFC General Manager