Jalapeno Pete's Renovation

Jalapeno Pete’s will soon be able to serve twice their capacity. Located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, this popular Mexican restaurant entertains fairgoers with live music, food, beer, with indoor/outdoor seating.
Starting in early April, crews have been demoing and remodeling areas of the restaurant. They have already demoed a back storage area and will rebuild it to accommodate a new walk-in cooler, new storage, an office, and a bathroom.
The main level will have all new concrete floor, three new bar locations with concrete bar tops, and a new stage area. The second floor will double in size with a new bar as well.
When completed, the building will be 8,860 SF and will have all new siding with artistic design features such as column sculptures and painted floors (rendering above). Jalapeno Pete’s remodel will be done just in time for the 2017 Iowa State Fair.