Late last year, news had come out that the popular t-shirt store RAYGUN would be opening a brand new location right here in the Cedar Valley. Now, they're looking for merchandise to fill this new location.

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In late November, RAYGUN officials announced that they would be opening up a new location right here in the heart of the Cedar Valley. Downtown Cedar Falls will have its own RAYGUN in the spring of this year. RAYGUN has six current locations throughout Iowa and Illinois.

The Cedar Falls store will be located at 205 Main Street, and it will share a space with Vinyl Cup, a Des Moines-based record store.

According to the store's website, the owners have been checking out this area for years. In 2018, they tried to get the spot that Verve Kombucha Brewing in Waterloo is currently located in. There were even talks of a spot in Downtown Cedar Falls with plans to open in the summer of 2020.

In a post on the business's Facebook page, the new location is expected to open for business in March. Since the grand opening is (apparently) so close, the minds behind RAYGUN are looking for some t-shirt ideas.

This is where we come in...

The designers are looking for help coming up with designs themed around Cedar Falls. And if you're wondering,

"Hey! I'm not doing that. I'm not getting a cut of that t-shirt action!"

You're wrong.

If they end up picking your idea you get 6 free shirts and 3 $50 gift cards. To submit your idea just check out their Facebook page and leave a comment in the post. Also, in this post you'll see that starting next week they will also be looking for Waterloo themed t-shirt ideas.

There are so many new businesses that have opened up in the Cedar Valley this year. Most of these growing businesses are restaurants. Several new spots have opened this summer in Cedar Falls. A take-out-friendly restaurant called  Carter House opened right next to the Black Hawk Hotel. In addition, a restaurant located in the same spot as Santa's Workshop in Cedar Falls just opened its doors, it's called Georges.

ICON Donut, a popular spot in Waterloo is expanding and opened a Cedar Falls bakery at the end of November.

Courtesy of ICON Donuts via IG
Courtesy of ICON Donuts via IG

Waterloo is also seeing rapid growth with several different businesses moving to the area. Several different food trucks are staking a claim to the city with brick-and-mortar locations. Big Head Burger opened in September. Located at 324 W 4th Street in Downtown Waterloo, has all the same delicious items that were served at the food truck.

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