New businesses open in MedQuarter

Kariden Wine Company, at 1239 First Ave. SE, Suite 1, is one of a number of new businesses to open in the MedQuarter district in Cedar Rapids. IMAGE VIA KARIDEN WINE FACEBOOK PAGE

The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is now home to several new businesses, both medical and non-medical, officials said in a news release.

Here’s a summary of each business:

Artisan’s Sanctuary, 1239 First Ave. SE, Ste. 3

Relocated to the MedQuarter from Marion.

The vision of the Artisan’s Sanctuary is to inspire local artists to share their creativity and passion for the visual and performing arts. They hope to provide a safe, secure, and affordable studio space for artists to create and share inspiration. They’re a non-profit, 501c3, gathering space designed to be accessible to the entire community for individual and group projects. The Artisan’s Sanctuary is intended to be a refuge and retreat for all visual and performing artists needing a creative workspace in a supportive environment.

Hupy and Abraham, 1233 First Ave. SE, Ste. C

Relocated to the MedQuarter from NewBo.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, the law firm describes itself as one of the leading personal injury law firms in the Midwest, handling personal injury cases, including car and motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites and trucking accidents.

EI Sleep Supply, located within Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, Medical Pavilion 2, 275 10th St. SE, Ste. 1130-B

Eastern Iowa Sleep Center is part of the new EI Sleep Supply. Patients can look at sleep equipment and supplies prior to purchase or rent and immediately take it home. Conveniently located in the same building as the Eastern Iowa Sleep Center and the PCI Neurology & Sleep Medicine Clinic, the goal is to reduce the patient’s stress when navigating where to go for sleep services.

Kariden Wine Company, 1239 First Ave. SE, Ste. 1

Kariden was founded in 2016 by Ashley Higginbottom in Ottumwa. The unique company name was inspired by her two children, Kari and Kaden. Throughout the boutique you will find portraits of their family journey. Kariden started off as a wine shop selling various selections of wine, candles, and other accessories back in 2016. The shop has now relocated to Cedar Rapids.

Tee’s Liberian Dish, 1271 First Ave. SE

Having opened June 17 in the former Brewed Awakenings location, Tee’s Liberian Dish touts itself as “the best and only African food in Cedar Rapids.” Open from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, owner Teepeu Pewu serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Liberian menu features a variety of unique stews, meats, gravies and rices. Dishes include fufu, a popular sticky dough; jollof rice with tomatoes and onions; and attieke, made from fermented cassava, fish and vegetables. Dine in or take out is available. Call (609) 516-4427 or (319) 449-4565.