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Especially During Covid, Quad-Cities Small Businesses Need Your Support

August 7th, 2020

Things are not looking good for this fall in regard to covid-19. Numbers are spiking, the government has been pathetically inept in terms of dealing with the crisis, and the economy is once again on the verge of completely tanking. Unemployment is up, some industries are shut down through the end of the year, and others are teetering on the precipice of being shut down, maybe for good. I don’t know about you, but I’m so pessimistic I’m starting to stock up on toilet paper. That’s why it’s more important than ever to shop at your locally-owned small businesses now. Local... Read More

Warm Up at Cool Beanz’ Hot Chocolate Bar

January 18th, 2020

There’s no better way to stay warm during these cold winter days, than with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands. Build your own gourmet hot chocolate at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse’s (1325 30th Street Rock Island) Hot Chocolate Bar this Monday Jan 20 from 5 – 7 p.m.! Baristas will whip you up a combination of white or milk Ghirardelli chocolates and you can add homemade marshmallows, candy toppings, stir in flavors and spices (or if over 21 years old add a shot of your favorite cordial). The combinations of fun are endless- so bring a date, your children, or friends for a family friendly evening... Read More

Learn about the works of Jason Reynolds on March 19 from Rock Island Library

March 15th, 2019

Readers who are looking forward to hearing award-winning author Jason Reynolds speak in the Quad Cities can learn more about his work in advance on March 19. Readers who are looking forward to hearing award-winning author Jason Reynolds speak in the Quad Cities can learn more about his work in advance on March 19. “Whether you want to know where to start reading, or you want to discuss one of his books you’ve already read, we can help,” says Emily Tobin, a Young Adult Librarian at Rock Island Public Library. Tobin will host an informal talk about Jason Reynolds’ books at... Read More

Learn about the works of Jason Reynolds at two Rock Island Library Book Talks

February 16th, 2019

The Rock Island Public Library will introduce the works of award-winning writer Jason Reynolds to readers via two book talk discussions before the writer visits the Quad Cities in person in late March.  Library staff will host informal discussions on Tuesday, February 19, starting at 5:30 pm at Rozz-Tox Coffeehouse, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, and again on Tuesday, March 19, also starting at 5:30 pm, at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island. Guests can purchase a coffee or beverage and learn a little about Reynolds’ books or share thoughts about ones they’ve... Read More

Get Your Wine And Chocolate Fix At Cool Beanz

July 26th, 2017

Wine and chocolate? On a Saturday night? Sounds magnificently scrumptious! Cool Beanz Coffeehouse (1325 30th Street Rock Island) is hosting a Wine and Chocolate Tasting night on Saturday July 29 from 6-9 p.m. All participants must be 21 and over to attend. The cost of admission is only $5 and each attendee will get to add a stemless Cool Beanz wine glass to their home collection! Patrons will receive five tasting tickets for four wines; Riff Pinot Grigio, the Adelante Malbec, the Vini Cabernet and the Biagio Moscato D’asti. That means you can choose the wine you like most and try it for a... Read More

Tim’s Corner Has New Sunshine After Explosion

March 10th, 2017

It’s been a surprising week for the Quad Cities comic community. The explosions at the Vintage Rose antique shop, which blew out the windows of the store and knocked brickwork from the exterior, though luckily there weren’t any serious injuries, have dominated the local news cycle. At on Monday afternoon I received a call from my father, he said “Tim’s Corner blew up.” I was understandably confused by this information. “What”, I questioned. “Tim’s Corner blew up,” he repeated. I was still having a hard time processing the information, but I asked if anyone was hurt. He said... Read More

Pour Up Some Great Conversation With Pub Theology

December 22nd, 2016

This week, you can pour yourself up some heady conversation with some hoppy beverages with Pub Theology. Grab a coffee or a beer and head to Cool Beanz Coffeehouse on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 p.m. for their monthly Pub Theology gathering. This month, the Pub Theology will discuss what is great and what is awful about Christmas. Pub Theology is a group that has been established since 2014. The purpose of this group is to meet and discuss in a respectful and open manner about God, faith, wonder, and doubt. These topics are chosen by Robb McCoy. You can contact Cool Beanz at (309) 558-0909. Cool... Read More

Retro Rally Revving Back Into Rock Island

June 2nd, 2016

Fans of the Retro Rally and Street Fair are ready to twist again like they did last summer, with a whirl of ‘50s-themed nostalgia and cool events for the whole family at the fourth annual shindig hitting Rock Island’s college hill Saturday from noon to 5. Memories of rallies past continue to drive the success and crowd numbers of the annual Retro Rally and Street Fair in Rock Island’s college hill, and have driven up expectations for this year’s event. “This year’s event is going to be much bigger, much better!” said organizer Jennifer Horvath, who also owns one of the participating... Read More

Every week should be shop small business week in the Q-C

May 9th, 2016

Is it Shop Small Business Week? I never pay attention. Because for me, and thousands of other Quad-Citians, every week is shop small business week. And honestly, that should always be the case. Local businesses aren’t just the economic and entrepreneurial life blood of an area, they offer you a world of new adventures you’re never going to find anywhere else. And if variety is the spice of life, the Quad-Cities offers you a pretty ample spice rack that’s full of delicious flavors for you to enjoy. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. I see your eyes rolling, “ANOTHER damn patronizing editorial about... Read More

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