Grinnell College has been making efforts to integrate with the community of Grinnell…and outgoing Mayor Gordon Canfield welcomes it.
Canfield says the boundaries between the campus and the city are dissolving.
A good example of that is the Pioneer Bookstore on Main Street. Other examples are The Old Glove Factory on Broad Street, property acquisitions on 5th Avenue and the former site of McNally’s on Main Street. The ultimate goal is to create a Zone of Confluence linking the college with the downtown area, encouraging foot-traffic in both directions.