A luxury spa building, located in Peoria’s P83 Entertainment District, sold for $3.65 million to Arrowhead Equities, a Phoenix-based real estate investment firm, according to Capital Asset Management.The 29,222-square-foot Class A retail property will be repurposed into a education facility, and is located near 83rd Avenue and Bell Road.Arrowhead Equities LLC. purchased the property from SW Loan II L.P., who had acquired the asset as a part of a portfolio. Built in 2007, the property consists of a three-story luxury salon set on .6 acres situated in the center of the P83 entertainment district and next to the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres spring training facility.Capital Asset Management’s team, including Scott Smith, Jason Hersker, Stephen Herman, and Rachael Cisco, explored several conversion options for the retail building located at 83rd Ave and Bell Road and ultimately found a best use as a higher education facility and the buyer secured a tenant that fit that use.“The repurposing seemed the right direction for the property, the City of Peoria, and the buyer and seller. Our team is known for their ability to work with complex assets and create value. It was a win-win for everyone,” Smith said.
Despite scoring first, City were hit with a late goal in each half as they succumbed to defeat in South London.Trialist Tom Harrison, previously on the books of Bristol Rovers’ youth setup, headed the opener after eight minutes from Harry Smith’s corner.But the young Lions levelled two minutes before half-time with a screamer from 25 yards.Ricardo Rees came within a whisker of restoring City’s advantage with a planted header that flashed wide of the far post.The winner arrived in the final ten minutes from a set-play, as the Under-18s were condemned to a second straight 2-1 loss.Coach Trevor Challis said: “We rested a number of players with Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup tie (versus Birmingham City) in mind.“The lads who came in did really well, especially the Under-16s, and we were unfortunate not to come away with something from the game.”City Under-18s: Begovic, Turner-Williams, Webb, Hall, Harrison, Spark, Rees, Harry Smith (Ali), V.Harper, Conway (Bell), S.Pearson (Day).
Governor Terry Branstad.A racially-charged tweet from Iowa Congressman Steve King is prompting criticism from both sides of the political aisle. King, a Republican from Kiron, sent out a tweet Sunday indicating he supports a right-wing Dutch politician who opposes immigration and has spoken against Islam.King’s tweet says, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” Democrat Howard Dean called King “a total ignoramus,” but King’s tweet earned praise from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who tweeted in all caps, “GOD BLESS STEVE KING!!!”That prompted Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann to issue a statement, saying Duke’s words are “absolute garbage” and disagreeing with King, adding: “We are a nation of immigrants and diversity is the strength of any nation.”Iowa Governor Terry Branstad responded today during his weekly meeting with reporters. “I disagree with what Steve King had to say and we certainly don’t want David Duke and his kind to come to Iowa,” Branstad says. Branstad was pressed about whether King’s comments are becoming a bigger problem for Republicans.“You know, Steve King is Steve King, so we all know that,” Branstad says. Branstad was asked to explain what he meant. “He from time-to-time says things that we just don’t agree with and we’ve always been honest with that,” Branstad says. “We’ve worked with him on a lot of things and some of the things that he says we just think are wrong and we disagree with.”Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds responded to the question if King’s comments represent the feelings of people in the Fourth District he represents.”I don’t believe it’s reflective of Iowans or Iowa values, so we disagree, I strongly disagree, and I do not believe that that is reflective of Iowans throughout the state,” according to Reynolds. Branstad also commented on whether King’s statement reflects “the values” of the Fourth Congressional District.“This statement certainly doesn’t,” Branstad says. “On some things like renewable energy, we work with him on, and certainly he’s got a district that’s got more renewable energy than any other congressional district in the country. And obviously that’s something that we care deeply about and he does as well. But we disagree with this kind of a statement.” Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey was at the weekly news conference to talk about another issue. Northey was asked about King’s statements as he endorsed King in the last election.Northey says he supports the comments of the lieutenant governor and governor on the issue. “You know Iowans are very clear about how they feel about these issues. I’ve certainly been a supporter of the congressman on many, many issues, and would continue to support him on those issues and disagree with him on others,” Northey says. Northey says he supports King on agriculture and renewable energy issues, but says there are times when there are disagreements with King, as he says there are with anyone.“You know there’s comments that are different than lots of other folks would make. And I think everybody is an individual and we treat everybody as an individual,” Northey says. ” I think the governor said it right that ‘Steve King is Steve King’ and every person is different and take it at face value.” The governor followed up and said they have to “look at the totality of the situation with each individual.”Radio Iowa’s Matt Kelly also contributed to this story.Share this:FacebookTwitter