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Downtown Davenport Master Plan Progresses, With City Council Blessing

January 28th, 2021

After being bruised and battered from the spring 2019 flood and the 2020 pandemic, downtown Davenport is looking to a much brighter 2021, as the Davenport City Council officially accepted a comprehensive downtown master plan at its Jan. 27 meeting. That marks a milestone for the project started a year ago by the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), an affiliate of the Quad Cities Chamber. “As downtown goes, so goes Davenport and the Quad-Cities,” said DDP executive director Kyle Carter. “Our community is well-prepared to rebound quickly from a challenging couple of years with this roadmap... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber to Hire New Downtown Rock Island Director

January 26th, 2021

As it does for downtown Davenport and Bettendorf, the Quad Cities Chamber is contracting with the city of Rock Island to provide downtown place management services. “Revitalizing our downtown area is a key component to economic growth opportunities for the city, which is why we’re excited to bring this public/private partnership forward,” Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms said Tuesday. “Bringing people, new events, activities and vibrancy to downtown Rock Island also brings increased revenue, improved quality of life and greater value for existing assets. That’s why it’s so important for... Read More

BREAKING: City of Rock Island Selects Quad Cities Chamber To Manage Downtown

January 26th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: The City of Rock Island’s city council has approved a contract with the Quad Cities Chamber to provide downtown place management services effective immediately. “Revitalizing our downtown area is a key component to economic growth opportunities for the city, which is why we’re excited to bring this public/private partnership forward,” said Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms. “Bringing people, new events, activities and vibrancy to downtown Rock Island also brings increased revenue, improved quality of life and greater value for existing assets. That’s why it’s so important... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Pursues Downtown Partnership in Rock Island

January 25th, 2021

As it does for downtown Davenport and Bettendorf, the Quad Cities Chamber is looking to contract with the city of Rock Island to provide downtown place management services. On Monday, Jan. 25, at 6:45 p.m., the Rock Island City Council will discuss the issue at Council Chambers (3rd Floor), 1528 3rd Ave., Rock Island. You can also watch the meeting at www.youtube.com/user/RockIslandIL/live. “Revitalizing our downtown area is a key component to economic growth opportunities for the city, which is why we’re excited to bring this public/private partnership forward,” Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms... Read More

Icetravaganza Gives Quad-Cities Something COOL To Do This Week

January 14th, 2021

Looking for something COOL to do this week? Hey, don’t give us a FROSTY reception to that joke! No need to be ICY! Just CHILL out and head to Icetravaganza! Here are the details: Icestravaganza 2021: A Chilling Winter at the Freight House Friday, Jan. 15-Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 | FREE to attend Freight House, Davenport, Iowa Enjoy beautiful ice carvings on display at the Freight House – stroll by on the boardwalk or view from your vehicle. The best time to see the sculptures is when they’re lit each night from dusk to 10 p.m. Live ice carving competition can be experienced in-person and will... Read More

New Raccoon Motel Aims to Open In Downtown Davenport On St. Patrick’s Day 2021

December 23rd, 2020

The new Raccoon Motel bar and live-music venue plans to open St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at the old Abernathy’s in downtown Davenport, with live music starting in early summer, one of its partners said Wednesday. John McDermott, a Quad-Cities commercial lender who’s friends with original Raccoon Motel music booker Sean Moeller, is partnering with Moeller and Eric Swanson to resurrect the Raccoon – which operated from March 2017-August 2019 at 304 E. 3rd St. (now Devon’s Complaint Dept.), averaging about 150 live shows a year. The new Raccoon already has been selling some new hoodies, stocking... Read More

Raccoon Motel Returning To Davenport

December 23rd, 2020

The Raccoon Motel, a haven for intriguing live music and performance in the Quad-Cities up through its closing in 2019, is re-opening in a new spot in downtown Davenport. The Motel’s founder and event promoter, Sean Moeller, released the following message today regarding the venue: Santa Claus has a ringed tail this year! He’s swooped into the Quad Cities to announce a new Raccoon Motel coming to Davenport sometime in the spring of 2021 and to drop some fresh new Motel merch just in time for the holidays! These hoodies, stocking hats and tees can serve as a cozy hand to hold until the music... Read More

Second Saturday Walking In Tomorrow

December 11th, 2020

Each Second Saturday of the month, the Downtown Davenport Partnership is helping to organize collaborative events across downtown. From curbside concerts, to sidewalk sales and special activities – DDP works with businesses to offer specials, partnerships with downtown neighbors, and helps to create a fun atmosphere for Quad Citizens and visitors to shop local! December activities: 🎵 It’s time to get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy some live curbside caroling by our friends at River Music Experience. They’ll be performing throughout the downtown from 1 – 3 p.m. 🎄 Go on... Read More

FUN10 Giving You The Gift Of Great Events For The Holiday Season!

December 6th, 2020

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Could Hit “100 Percent” Covid Infection At Current Rates, According To New Data

November 22nd, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Every person in the Quad-Cities and surrounding communities could end up infected with covid-19 if cases continue at current rates through the fall of 2021, according to latest statistics from the Illinois Department of Health and Covid Act Now, a not-for-profit national data aggregation website affiliated with the medical departments of Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. “On average, each person in Rock Island County, Illinois with COVID is infecting 1.17 other people. As such, the total number of active cases in Rock Island County, Illinois is growing at an unsustainable... Read More