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Stock & Pile Ribbon Cutting Kicks Off Grand Opening Weekend At Rock Island’s Skeleton Key

August 25th, 2022
Stock & Pile Ribbon Cutting Kicks Off Grand Opening Weekend At Rock Island's Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key Art and Antiques will be hosting a grand opening ribbon cutting this Friday, August 26 at 3 pm for Stock & Pile, a new collaboration with Rescued of Moline. Stock & Pile is a new endeavor located inside Skeleton Key Art and Antiques that accepts new and gently used art and craft supplies and sells them to area makers by the pound. The proceeds from Stock & Pile will benefit Rescued, a Moline based high-end resale boutique that supports pets in need. Shoppers will find a variety of fabric, yarn, floral items, scrapbooking and stamping supplies, and much more sold for $2... Read More

Funktastic 5 Playing Tonight At Thursday Night Groove In Downtown Rock Island

August 18th, 2022
Funktastic 5 Playing Tonight At Thursday Night Groove In Downtown Rock Island

Thursday Night Groove rocks Schwiebert Park beginning August 18! The free concert schedule in downtown Rock Island includes: 8/18 Funktastic 5 8/25 Ivan Singh – Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Blues Society 9/1 Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls 9/8 Crooked Cactus Band 9/15 Soul Storm 9/22 Phyllis and the Sharks  Read More

Rock Island awarded $3 million State of Illinois grant for Downtown Rock Island Revitalization

August 16th, 2022
Rock Island awarded $3 million State of Illinois grant for Downtown Rock Island Revitalization

The Quad Cities Chamber, in partnership with the City of Rock Island, today announced that it has been selected to receive a $3 million grant for downtown Rock Island revitalization. As part of the Rebuild Illinois (RBI) Downtowns and Main Streets Capital program, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) awarded $106 million in capital grants to 50 commercial corridors and main streets throughout Illinois, which represents the largest-ever RBI investment focused on community revitalization. “I am thrilled to announce that we are doubling last... Read More

New Organization Proposed to help Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

July 27th, 2022
New Organization Proposed to help Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

Downtown Rock Island property owners seeking to stabilize their investment and revitalize downtown submitted a proposal to the Rock Island City Council on Monday, formally requesting it to consider establishing a Special Service Area (SSA) in partnership with a new Quad Cities Chamber place management organization. The action would enable property owners to fund and govern enhanced services, activities and improvements in partnership with the City. Proposed enhanced services downtown include beautification and maintenance; boots-on-the-ground hospitality and troubleshooting; façade and interior... Read More

Welcome To The Quad-Cities, John Deere Classic Visitors! Here’s What You NEED To Check Out In The Q-Cs…

July 1st, 2022
Welcome To The Quad-Cities, John Deere Classic Visitors! Here's What You NEED To Check Out In The Q-Cs...

Welcome to the Quad-Cities, John Deere Classic Visitors! It’s always interesting to step outside your bubble and take a look at things from a new perspective. Oftentimes, we overlook some pretty wonderful things we’re blessed to have within our lives because we take them for granted. And, sometimes, it takes stepping back to get a new look at those things to really appreciate them. I often find myself doing this when I stop to think about all the fantastic things we have here in the Quad-Cities. Whenever I’m assigned to do a story introducing people to the Quad-Cities, or just telling people... Read More

Looking For Positive News In Iowa And Illinois? What’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities?

June 1st, 2022
Looking For Positive News In Iowa And Illinois? What's The Good News For June, Quad-Cities?

Hey, it’s summer, and it’s time to smile and be happy the winter is behind us! And it’s also time to celebrate some of the great news happening around the area in our latest What’s The Good News? column on QuadCities.com and segment on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live!” So, what’s the good news for June? Quad City Strikers Celebrates Presidents Cup Wins The Presidents Cup pits the best youth soccer teams in Iowa against each other for the coveted title of best in the state, and three teams from the Quad-Cities have won the trophy and are going on to compete against the tops in the Midwest... Read More

Downtown Rock Island awarded State of Illinois grant for Arts Alley

May 25th, 2022
Downtown Rock Island awarded State of Illinois grant for Arts Alley

Arts Alley, the public alleyway at 1719 2nd Ave. in Downtown Rock Island, will undergo a major facelift thanks to a $267,181 grant award to the Quad Cities Chamber and City of Rock Island from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).   “These types of statewide grant programs are extremely competitive, so it’s exciting to see the State of Illinois recognize and support our ongoing efforts to revitalize Downtown Rock Island through this award,” said Jack Cullen, Director, Downtown Rock Island for the Chamber. “Arts Alley is a unique but underutilized shared... Read More

Rock Island Unveils The Urban Reserve Luxury Event Suite

May 25th, 2022
Rock Island Unveils The Urban Reserve Luxury Event Suite

Hello, #quadcities! Meet your new favorite rooftop destination! The Urban Reserve, a luxury event suite above Ms.BriMani’s Hair & Beauty Supply in #downtownrockisland, is officially open and accepting reservations . Congratulations to owner and curator Nicole Watson-Lam for completing this beautiful buildout, and thank you for your continued investment and leadership in #downtownri. The space speaks for itself – book it today for your next social gathering. #msbrimanisgotit #blackownedbusiness #supportblackbusiness #visitquadcities #tagtheqc #whatsgoingupdowntownri For... Read More

Icons Go Braugh! Rock Island’s Martini Bar Holding St. Patrick’s After Parade Party

March 12th, 2022
Icons Go Braugh! Rock Island's Martini Bar Holding St. Patrick's After Parade Party

It’s that time of year again — Icons Martini in downtown Rock Island is holding its St. Patrick’s Day bash after the Grand Parade in downtown that morning! Join us for a “Greenday” of fun & shenanigans starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday! Our girl Amy will be doing 2 types of Breakfast burritos (YEP 1 OF THEM IS CORNED BEEF), ( and the proceeds go to charity)….we will have our buy a cup ( with your cocktail) get a prize special, Jameson (and 7 other Irish whiskeys) and Guinness will be flowing….plus all your favorite people dressed to thrill along with our decked out Irish decor!!!!  Read More

Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

January 8th, 2022
Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

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! If it’s the dream of most artists to make their mark on society and leave a legacy for future generations, 28-year-old Atlanta Dawn Fulscher of Rapids City has already done that many, many times over. And Dawn (who goes by her atmospheric middle name) has accomplished this – in a spectacular, prolific and blazingly colorful fashion – pretty much in just the past two... Read More