Kaleidoscope at the Hub

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Kaleidoscope at the Hub
LocationDes Moines, Iowa, United States
Coordinates41°35′10″N 93°37′26″W / 41.5860°N 93.6240°W / 41.5860; -93.6240Coordinates: 41°35′10″N 93°37′26″W / 41.5860°N 93.6240°W / 41.5860; -93.6240
Opening date1985
Closing date2019
OwnerEMC Insurance
No. of stores and services30+
Total retail floor area246,682 sq ft (22,917.5 m2)
No. of floors3

Kaleidoscope at the Hub was an indoor mall in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. It was patronized by many of the more than 70,000 workers in the business district who visited the food courts during lunch hour. The Hub is accessible from the skywalk or from the ground level. It is in close proximity to many Des Moines attractions including the East Village and Wells Fargo Arena. Free WIFI is also available within the Hub to all visitors.


Many people who work downtown frequented the restaurants at the Hub. Those included Burger King, Bruegger's, Palmer's Deli and Market. These restaurants remain open in the western end.


In May 2018, it was announced that Blackbird Investments plans to demolish the K-Scope. The majority of the Hub will be vacated and then removed in February 2019 to make room for a 33-story skyscraper. The mall is mostly vacant and this project hopes to revitalize the area. West of 6th St. is planned to remain.

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