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Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

May 12th, 2021
Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

Like many hospitality businesses during the past year, the 113-year-old Quad-Cities institution Lagomarcino’s has had a very hard time since the pandemic. As Wednesday afternoon’s beautiful blue skies blanketed the area, brighter days are ahead with the recent installation of a new parklet outside the ice cream parlor  and confectionary at 1422 5th Ave., Moline. This is the first such parklet in the Quad-Cities area, said Geoff Manis, Main Street program manager for the City of Moline and Moline Centre. It is defined as “a small seating area or green space created as a public amenity on... Read More

Downtown Moline Streets Closed, Causing Long Lines And Traffic Delays

May 4th, 2021
Downtown Moline Streets Closed, Causing Long Lines And Traffic Delays

Beware of downtown Moline on River Drive! If you’re going to work tomorrow or have someplace to be, you’ll want to avoid Moline’s River Drive just past the TaxSlayer Center as there’s a road closure on River Drive to 6th Avenue on both 15th and 19th Streets, snagging traffic up and causing major jams and delays. For more info, and up-to-date details, click here, and as always for news on traffic delays, check your free, fact-based local media, QuadCities.com!  Read More

Moline Public Art Plan Aims to Bring More Joy, Color to Life

April 3rd, 2021
Moline Public Art Plan Aims to Bring More Joy, Color to Life

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Especially after this past year, we could all use more joy, color, light and life in our lives, and backers of a new public art plan for Moline want that all for downtown. This past week, Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri and the City Council heard a presentation on the new 102-page Public Art and Placemaking Plan, commissioned by Renew Moline and the city. A nine-member Public... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Illinois Quad-Cities Businesses Shutting Down/Scaling Back Again Wednesday, Due To Covid

November 1st, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Illinois Quad-Cities Businesses Shutting Down/Scaling Back Again Wednesday, Due To Covid

EXCLUSIVE — Illinois Quad-Cities businesses have been notified by the state to begin preparing for a shutdown and covid mitigation procedures beginning Wednesday, multiple sources who asked not to be identified told QuadCities.com today. The sources are all local small business owners, and were notified last night so they could begin preparing. An official announcement from Illinois Governor JB Pritzker will be forthcoming Monday. According to the sources, there will be a number of mitigation actions put in place, including no indoor dining, limits to the number of people gathered in any... Read More

RME Curbside Fundraiser in Downtown Moline

September 28th, 2020
RME Curbside Fundraiser in Downtown Moline

It’s a challenging year for local restaurants, music venues, and nonprofits. But here’s a chance to support your favorite downtown Moline establishments, and support RME’s mission of music in our community! Thanks to the generosity of Bad Boyz Moline and Galena Brewing Company, RME will present an outdoor concert for the two neighbor businesses in downtown Moline. Each has a perfect outdoor patio to enjoy some food and beers, safely social distance, and enjoy some live music. 5:00-6:00 – Alan Sweet 6:30-7:30 – TBD Donations made to RME at this event will support educational and... Read More

Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

July 11th, 2020
Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com. This week we look at the various downtown businesses of the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted by, and have adapted to, the covid-19 pandemic.   The popular Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), in the middle of The District at 1815 2nd Ave., has been through a lot since it opened in 1979. Hailed as a leader in Q-C live entertainment (its starry roster of guest acts includes Bo Diddley, The Wallflowers,... Read More

Honor Loved Ones With Quad City Storm’s Paint The Ice

January 27th, 2020
Honor Loved Ones With Quad City Storm's Paint The Ice

Tuesday January 28th the TaxSlayer Center will be open to the public from 10 AM – 7 PM for the Storm’s Hockey Fights Cancer Ice Painting.  Quad Citizens are encouraged to come to the arena to paint the names of loved ones who have fought cancer on the ice in the color that symbolizes the cancer they fought.  Painting is free and the Storm will be providing paint, brushes and everything needed for painting names on the ice. Next Saturday February 1st is the Quad City Storm’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night.  The game is sponsored by UnityPoint Health Trinity and all proceeds raised from... Read More

Downtown Moline Lights Up for the Holidays

November 20th, 2019
Downtown Moline Lights Up for the Holidays

Kick off your holiday season this Saturday in Downtown Moline! The Annual Lighting on the Commons happens this Saturday Nov 23 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on the John Deere Commons (1400 River Dr. Moline). Join your friends and neighbors Downtown Moline for attractions that include Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music featuring local choirs, a children’s craft area and of course, the famous Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks! From 4:30 – 6 p.m. enjoy free cookies, cider and hot cocoa! The Official Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks will take place at 6 p.m. For more information, visit... Read More

Hop On Downtown Moline for the 3rd Annual Holiday Hop!

November 6th, 2019
Hop On Downtown Moline for the 3rd Annual Holiday Hop!

Kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Moline during the 3rd Annual Holiday Hop presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union! The festivities begin on Friday, November 8, highlighting many of our unique stores, restaurants, and much, much more. The Holiday Hop will feature in-store specials, live music, refreshments, kid’s crafts, Christmas movies, games, free trolley transportation and more. Plan your night hopping around by checking out the list of participating businesses below.   Academy for the Performing Arts | 1506 6th Ave Come see the storefront window holiday performances.   AF... Read More

Halloween Parade Continues Moline Tradition

October 17th, 2019
Halloween Parade Continues Moline Tradition

Moline Little League and the City of Moline are happy to announce the continuation of a great tradition within the City of Moline. Come out and enjoy the 2019 Halloween Parade this Sunday Oct 20 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is ‘Field of Screams’ (haunted farms, scarecrows, etc.) Join in on the themed fun or use the parade as an opportunity to take that new Halloween costume for a test drive! The 2019 Halloween Parade will begin at the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline). They will then head east on River Drive to 17th Street, south on 17th Street to 5th Avenue, west on 5th Avenue to... Read More