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Get In Bloom This Summer At The Botanical Center

May 9th, 2018

Great things are always blooming at Quad City Botanical Center. Over its past 20 years, the facility at 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, has taken root and become one of the most colorful attractions in the area. With a bouquet of fun activities for all ages and indoor gardens that always bring the feeling of warmth and natural beauty to life even during the harshest winters, the Quad City Botanical Center is a unique and beautiful rose in the downtown Rock Island garden. Every year, the center serves between 40 and 50 thousand guests, including over 10,000 area children, in a variety of ways, from... Read More

QCCA Expo Center Has A Storied History

January 4th, 2018

In a storied history that began as a Sash and Door Works, traveled through time as a notorious Millwork company, was decimated multiple times by fire and then finally rebuilt as the edifice today known as the QCCA Expo Center, the building at 2621 4th Avenue in Rock Island has seen its share of muddled and magnificent local lore. The 60,000 square foot Expo Center features a 4,600 square foot auditorium that has a seating capacity of 500 used for consumer trade shows and special events, including antique shows, auto shows, craft shows, holiday-themed celebrations and more. And in the last 33 years... Read More

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

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

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

We Baa Baa Baa-lieve in The Black Sheep!

April 22nd, 2017

Getting tired of the same old scene? Looking for a new place to hang out, whether by yourself or a group of friends? Well then you are in luck, because the District of Rock Island has added a new Arcade/Sports Bar that can fulfill your recreational desires. The Black Sheep is located at 1730 2nd Avenue Rock Island, right outside of the Plaza in The District of Rock Island. The owner, Shawn Cirlos, is an entrepreneur that has expanded his vision across the Mississippi River. Shawn also owns Spartans Pub, located on Hickory Grove Rd in Davenport. When he came across an opportunity to open another... Read More

Chug Chug Over To Whistlestop Café for Java and History

March 19th, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Java Journey! We all love a great cup of coffee or a coffee-related beverage, and we’re blessed to have many great java joints here in our Quad-Cities! I was definitely thrilled when I was assigned by QuadCities.com to make a trek through area java haunts and write about them, and I hope you’ll likewise be thrilled to read about my treks through all of these great places! So let’s get started! Our next stop on the Java Journey… Milan. Say hello to Steve, owner / Barista of Whistlestop Java Cafe. Formerly known as “Cactus Willies” The coffee shop... Read More

Zeke’s Island Café

January 10th, 2017

Just off the foreboding paths of Harrison Street, in the wild jungles of a strip of bars and small businesses, marked only by a scruffy, makeshift signpost, lies a slice of the Caribbean right here in the Quad-Cities – Zeke’s Island Café. The tropical-themed restaurant, which opened in February 2015 in its old location on Kimberly, and moved last year, has been growing its fan base faster than a palm tree in the rainy season, serving up fish tacos and other exotic delectables at outdoor fests like YaMaka My Weekend this past summer, and pulling in healthy crowds for its festive lunch and dinner... Read More

The (Skeleton) Key To Great Local Shopping Is In Downtown Rock Island

October 6th, 2016

Looking to unlock some great values and find some one-of-a-kind treasures in the Quad-Cities? Check out the Skeleton Key. The cozy, quaint shop at  520 18th St. in Rock Island welcomes you immediately with its quirky charm, and its giant green key. Walking into the ornate castle-like building, you’re immediately greeted by a world of artistic and crafty wonder, boasting a variety of cool, unique items from artisans from around the Quad-Cities. The shop was opened three years ago by Brandy Clark VandeWalle and her husband, John. “We wanted to do this for a very long time,” Brandy said.... Read More