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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Moline’s Watermark Corners Offers Distinctly Charming Gifts

November 25th, 2020

QuadCities.com is offering a series of features running today between 2 and 5 p.m. showcasing local businesses in advance of Small Business Saturday. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind item to cherish this holiday season, with the personality and charm of a watermark, you’ll want to check out  WaterMark Corners, a 21-year-old gift shop at 1500 River Drive, Moline. Amy Trimble, co-owner of the store, says she historically does half of their entire year’s business in the fourth quarter, between October and December, and a full 25 percent of their revenue is typically in December... Read More

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

Quad-Cities’ Sandwich To-Go Stops Hit The Spot

August 1st, 2020

Few things beat a good sandwich, and if you’re looking to help area businesses and get yourself a great sandwich, you’ll want to take a look at our latest food directory of area businesses offering carry-out, delivery and pickup of some sandwiches that would make anyone from Dagwood to Wimpy to Jersey Mike drool. QuadCities.com offers you a list of local restaurants, bars and cafes that are going above and beyond to serve up the almighty sandwich! If you have information about a businesses not listed here, please feel free to send a quick email to eat@quadcities.com. Now, are you ready to rumble... Read More

Crafted QC Holding First Sidewalk Sale Saturday

June 19th, 2020

Crafted QC is having their first ever  Sidewalk Sale Saturday, June 20, 10:30 AM-6 PM! Crafty items, our yarn sale, and more to be found! Make sure to click this link and respond to the event because we’re going to post some pre-sale items. (We have furniture and other treasures we don’t want to lug outside because we’re getting old and everything hurts.) The many options to shop include: • Order online (pickup curbside or walk-in and grab it) • Pre-shop the Sidewalk Sale • Shop the actual real life Sidewalk Sale • Visit us in store PLUS, as a thank you, take 20% off... Read More

Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund Passes $1 Million In Donations

June 15th, 2020

The Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation has hit another milestone. More than $1 million has now been swiftly granted back out into the region to support eastern Iowa and western Illinois’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes an additional $400,000 announced this week to support nonprofits specifically in the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s service area of Rock Island County, as well as the service areas of three Geographic Affiliates in Carroll and Whiteside Counties. The $400,000 in funds were made available by the Illinois COVID-19 Response... Read More

Rock Island’s Boetje’s Cuts The Mustard Again, Wins Gold Medal

April 30th, 2020

Boetje’s really knows how to cut the mustard. The world-reknowned Rock Island mustard company once more won the gold medal in the 2020 World Wide Mustard Competition. Boetje’s announced the honor on their blog: “We are very excited to announce that Boetje’s Mustard has once again received a gold medal in the annual World Wide Mustard Competition! This year we entered and won gold in the Deli/Brown category. “The description for this category, according to the official entry form, is: ” This mustard is usually tightly-grained or coarse and is the crowning touch to a corned... Read More

Freight House Farmers Market Faces Test Saturday

April 29th, 2020

An outdoor summer tradition in the Quad-Cities will go on as planned, as the Freight House Farmers Market will expand Saturday in its operating hours and vendors, but with public-safety restrictions. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, the market will have its first May day under the Covid-19 crisis. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on April 24 allowed farmers markets to open, despite a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, with restrictions. Only farm products or food can be sold (including prepared hot food and baked goods) at such markets, and other goods... Read More

Little Rock and Gem Shop Goes Online

April 21st, 2020

Has spending more time at home given you the desire to shop for some new additions to your home décor? While the Little Rock and Gem Shop (3002 Brady Street Davenport) is currently closed for in-store shopping, they are now providing Live Shows online! Customers, new and old, are now provided with the opportunity to access and purchase items they love from the safety of home! The shop offers a wide variety of stones, jewelry, beads, and fossils to try to meet the needs of a variety of rock interests including lapidary, jewelry making, metaphysical, and rock hounders alike. Live shows will be broadcasted... Read More

Curbside Cash Mob at El Mariachi!

April 13th, 2020

Let’s show some Quad Cities love to longtime Mercado vendor Restaurante El Mariachi (1317 15th Street Moline) with a Curbside Cash Mob! Curbside Cash Mob at El Mariachi will take place this Wednesday Apr 15 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. For this event, they will be selling enchiladas ($17 per dozen including tax) and chile rellenos (6 for $18 including tax) in addition to their regular menu.   Choices of enchiladas are: 1) Potato and Chorizo 2) Seasoned Chicken 3) Seasoned Ground Beef   Please place your order by Tuesday Apr 14, by messaging or calling Virginia (309) 737-2435.  If you would... Read More

Unite Quad-Cities Offering Way To Help Area Businesses Monday

April 6th, 2020

“Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery,” a 24-hour giving event on Monday, April 6, will include a six-hour telethon hosted by KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands at Davenport’s River Music Experience and Quad-Cities businesses, and a local family, have stepped up to offer a challenge match for it. The first $150,000 donated this Monday will be matched dollar-for-dollar. All contributions will support the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The challenge match is made possible thanks to a $50,000 gift from First Midwest Bank, a $30,000 gift from Sears... Read More

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