Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
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Tree Of Life Sprouts In Downtown Rock Island

November 14th, 2017

Our backbone is undoubtedly the trunk of our own tree of life, and Tree of Life Chiropractic is helping to maintain that healthy foundation for our existence. Owners Dr. Heath Treharne and Dr. Cindy Treharne have held the business at 1804 3rd Avenue, Rock Island for 12 years. Heath Treharne was previously a teacher before deciding to take up a different set of books and attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, from which he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. “I always wanted to be a chiropractor, but my seventh grade counselor said I did not have enough scientific aptitude to become a chiropractor,... Read More

TPC Always Ready For Your Cash And Carry Needs

September 13th, 2017

TPC Cash and Carry began with a simple idea – to be a bulk grocery store — since then, it’s grown from that conceptually humble beginning into a haven for everyone from restaurant owners to party planners to the average Joe or Jill looking for a one-stop shopping spot for their party. “We know it can be a hassle sometimes, and a lot of work, to plan a party, people come in stressed out sometimes, and we want to make it easier on them,” said Roger Youngblut, general manager of the spot at  2160 E. 53rd St., Davenport.  “We’re very customer focused, we help everyone as much as... Read More

Java Journey Goes Atomic!

September 6th, 2017

Well coffee lovers I’m back at our next stop on our Java Journey. It’s a quiet little place called Atomic coffee. Atomic coffee sprung into existence as of January 29, 2016. It’s located at 4707 Brady Street Davenport and is a small drive-thru with big flavor. The newest location that opened April 24 is located just inside the entrance of Ora at 6701 Northwest Boulevard Davenport. Brady Street is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and the newest one is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The owner Peter tells me the name Atomic coffee came after sifting through 50 other... Read More

Book It: Big River Bindery Will Fix You Up

September 6th, 2017

Gingerly, delicately, with the utmost care and precision, Andrew Huot is running a surgical scalpel over ancient pages that smell of dust and adhesive and are stained brown as gingerbread. He is dismantling connections made decades prior, which have succumbed to the rigors of time, in order to save the precious materials within. “Sometimes you need to tear something apart to put it back together,” Huot says. “In order to make it stronger and reinforce it, so that it can last a lot longer than it ever would have.” Huot’s careful hand is reinvigorating a cook book from 1946, its pages golden... Read More

Dead Poet’s Espresso Is Alive With Fun And Flavor

July 16th, 2017

The Java Journey goes back to Moline. I hesitate to admit at first.. I couldn’t find the place very easily . Well I would have asked directions… wait a minute isn’t that a man’s line? haha. (But I digress ) Dead Poets Expresso LTD 1525 32nd Avenue A Moline. “Et tu Brutus?” Being a poetry lover myself, Sir William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe being  two of my most favorite I had to include Dead Poets espresso LTD (not to be confused with Dead Poets Society that was a good movie however.) After I had finished driving in circles yes about 3 times (stop laughing),... Read More

Necker’s Sparkles Like A Jewel Among Stores

July 16th, 2017

People enter jewelry stores in love, in pride, looking to celebrate their relationships and the vibrant times in their lives, and Neckers Jewelers makes sure that their glow remains as vibrant as one of their diamonds while patrons are within their doors. That emphasis on service, price, quality and selection at its locations at 721 6th Ave. in DeWitt and 4007 E. 53rd St., Davenport, helped Neckers become one of the top businesses in the area in its specialty. “It feels good to do so much to help customers throughout the year but also great to see that come back,” said Abby Rock, director of... Read More

Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

July 4th, 2017

Today the Java Journey takes us to Iowa. Nestled inside the Green Thumbers flower shop on Brady Street, is a lovely place where you can have a coffee and enjoy the sight and smell of true natural beauty. The coffee shop has been a part of the beautiful floral Nursery for  slightly over a year. But in that one year Aroma Coffee has gained quite a following. Not just those with green thumbs( that right there leaves me out) stop in.  But people driving up Brady Street and( we know how busy Brady Street gets.) Many business people and they have quite a group of Palmer students come in for a coffee... Read More

Get ‘Er Dunn And Get To Dunn Brothers

June 25th, 2017

Onward on our journey through the Java world. Although their name is Dunn Brothers They’ve only just begun. Gina and Paula Bertini. The owners of Dunn Brothers Coffee. Gina tells me they open the Bettendorf shop in February 2011 and the Davenport May of 2016 . They are franchise out of Minnesota. Two brothers Ed and Dan Dunn started with their first coffee shop in St Paul Minnesota. They began franchising out in 1987.  (now get this eat your hearts out Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts) currently there are approximately 60 shops! Well I am impressed! Good for you guys! These are in the Midwest... Read More

Cool Beanz Is Cool Beans!

May 14th, 2017

The next stop on our Java Journey is a very cool little coffee shop called  Cool Beanz. “Many changes have been made since our opening in August of 2009,” says owner operator Annette of her shop located in the hilltop area of Rock Island on the corner of 14th Avenue and 30th Street. She goes on to tell me Cool Beanz actually got its name from her father. “Back in the seventies the word cool beans was a very popular slang expression not unlike far out groovy,” she said. “That’s a perfect name for a coffee shop. It represents the laid-back atmosphere I wanted to create.” When... Read More

Milltown Serving Up Great Views, Great Coffee

April 29th, 2017

Hello my fellow coffee lovers, time for another trek on the java journey. Now let’s travel down by the Riverside Down by the Riverside, the mighty Mississippi River Side to Milltown coffee 3800 River Drive #2  Moline. I spoke with a nice young man Ben, the general manager of Milltown coffee, and he told me Milltown coffee has been there for two and a half years. It gets its name from” City of Mills on the river. It’s a place to open your mind up to creativity, escape from the stress of work and enjoy the view of the river. The large windows and spacious area make it possible and... Read More