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Union 29 has closed its doors permanently after being open for six months.

Union 29 got its name from Iowa being the 29th state to join the union. It was located at Jordan Creek Town Center in the 10,500-square-foot building left vacant by Champps two years ago near the entrance for Cinemark 20 movie theater.

The modern American tavern served locally sourced Iowa pork and beef with strong influences from Midwestern cuisine.

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A group of employees moving furniture and other items from the restaurant confirmed its closure along with Pregame, the adjoining space next door to Union 29 featuring a donut robot, espresso, sodas, energy drinks and creative milkshakes.

Union 29 was owned by Riley Drive Entertainment, which was behind the chain of recently-closed Taco Hangovers.

The ownership group continues to operate locations of Saints Pub + Patio and 50th Street Tap in the Des Moines metro.

Repeated requests to Riley Drive Entertainment and Jordan Creek Town Center for confirmation were not returned.

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