Popular Diner Considers Adding Location in Coralville Development

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CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9)- First came the Bluebird Diner in downtown Iowa City, then came Bluebird Cafe in North Liberty and now a third Bluebird may be on the way to Coralville.

A rendering of new development on 5th Street in Coralville. A third Bluebird location would go in the middle building. (Courtesy - Blaine Thomas)

Developer Blaine Thomas of Blue Sky Developers Inc. said Tuesday that he's in negotiations with Bluebird owners to add a location along 5th Street in Coralville.

Thomas said the popular restaurant would go into the "808 on 5th" development project in Coralville, specifically in the second building at 708 5th St.

Thomas said that details are still being worked out with Bluebird owners and nothing has been finalized, but that he is confident the addition would be a big success in the area. The 708 building should be finished and ready for occupancy sometime this summer, Thomas said.

Plans are already in the works to add a third building to the development by 2017.