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West Des Moines, IA (November 14, 2011) – Alternative Fuel celebrated its grand opening in Hubbell Realty Company’s RiverPoint Business Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony held this afternoon, Monday, November 14, 2011.

Tim Leach, Downtown Community Alliance, Patti George, South Des Moines Chamber of Commerce President, and Krista Capp, Hubbell Realty Company Vice President Property Management, helped Elizabeth Gochnauer, Alternative Fuel Owner, cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the occasion. Alternative Fuel is located at 404 SW 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa at the corner of Tuttle and SW 7th in the RiverPoint Business Park.

Alternative Fuel is a drive-thru cafe selling a variety of coffee, latte and smoothie drinks as well as deli sandwiches and soups over the lunch hour. Alternative Fuel’s signature “high-octane smoothie” Is loaded with an entire energy drink for that extra pick-me-up.

“It is our mission at Alternative Fuel to provide customers their needed energy boost with a friendly smile at a convenient, quick-service, drive-thru location,” stated Gochnauer. “I have a passion for the caffeinated industry that I wanted to take to the next level. My mother-in-law has owned and operated Palazzo’s Java House on the east side of Des Moines for the past nine years. My experiences assisting her have ‘fueled’ my ambition to open a coffee shop of my own.”

RiverPoint Business Park is owned and managed by Hubbell Realty Company. For leasing opportunities contact Paul Weeks at 515-224-4900 or visit CBRE/Hubbell Commercial online at

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