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Centro closing for repairs; Flix Brewhouse coming to Des Moines

One of Des Moines' top restaurants is closing for repairs and one of the Metro's malls will be getting a new restaurant, microbrewery, and movie theater. Here are the details.

Flix Brewhouse is coming to Merle Hay Mall this summer.
Flix Brewhouse is coming to Merle Hay Mall this summer. Charles Walton

Centro, located at 1007 Locust Street in Downtown Des Moines, will be closing its doors for a few days starting tomorrow. The restaurant made the announcement around lunchtime today via their Facebook account that they would be closed for kitchen repairs (mainly to their coal-fired brick pizza oven) for a large part of next week. Here are the restaurant's hours for the next few days:

February 2: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
February 3 - 6: Closed
February 7: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Also in the news, Merle Hay Mall will soon be adding a new restaurant, microbrewery, and movie theater—all in one place. Flix Brewhouse is building a $12 million combination 8-plex cinema and dine-in microbrewery in the mall's middle section. The brewery/restaurant will feature a menu that includes appetizers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, and 12 housemade microbrews. The entrees will be primarily Tex-Mex, Cajun, and Italian, serving favorites like Blackened Tilapia, Creole Shrimp Po' Boys, Fajita Street Tacos, Ravioli Bolognese, and Margherita Pizza. The theaters will show first-run movies. The Brewhouse will also be hosting tasting seminars and a pro-am homebrew competition for charity. The whole complex is expected to be finished by late summer or early fall.