Newsroom - Heart Of America Group
Two New Hotels and A Steakhouse Confirmed For Downtown Cedar Rapids

Two New Hotels and A Steakhouse Confirmed For Downtown Cedar Rapids

The construction boom in downtown Cedar Rapids shows no signs of slowing. A project that will change an entire downtown block got approval on a tax incentive Tuesday, paving the way for two more downtown hotels and a new steakhouse. The Heart of America Group will be...

‘Cornerstone’ hotel project a go in downtown Cedar Rapids

‘Cornerstone’ hotel project a go in downtown Cedar Rapids

A “cornerstone” project that will bring two new hotels to downtown Cedar Rapids is a go after City Council agreed Tuesday to a major tax incentive.The Heart of America Group has agreed to restore the historic Guaranty Bank Building and partially restore the Old World...

The Best Winter Cocktail in Rockford Might Be At The Machine Shed

 I know what you're thinking. The Machine Shed has the best winter cocktail in Rockford? It's true! The Machine Shed, 7475 E State St, is packed with delicious amazing appetizers, entrees, breads and desserts, but did you know they also have some incredible...

Case Study: Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Case Study: Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse continues national expansion, serving up a top full-service restaurant franchise opportunity Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is a leading dining destination providing an everyday indulgence to a wide variety of diners. Converging classic steak...

A preservation success story downtown

Just a few weeks ago, we argued in this space that “Cedar Rapids can and should do more to protect our cultural heritage.” We insisted historic preservation should be much more than an afterthought as the city evaluates development projects and awards incentives. In...

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.

Locations

Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309