Des Moines Register: Opened to much anticipation on Des Moines' Ingersoll Avenue business strip in late 2018, Teddy Maroons is no more. Founded under the auspices of the Orchestrate Hospitality group, the pub and bistro is now Des Moines' first branch of the Whiskey River chain, which was launched in Ames in 2010 and established an outpost in Ankeny in 2016. Nicki Romare, who with husband Joe founded Whiskey River, said she began talking to one of Teddy Maroon's founding partners, Kolby Jones, early this year about the switchover. Former managing partner Chris Diebel of Orchestrate bowed out and Romare is now working with Jones in the new venture.