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Video Showcases Downtown Quad Cities And Regional Collaboration

June 12th, 2021
Video Showcases Downtown Quad Cities And Regional Collaboration

A new regional video project is shining the spotlight on our Downtown Quad Cities and all they have to offer residents and visitors alike. The fast-paced short video promotes the vibrancy, fun and uniqueness of all our downtowns with scenes from their signature events and festivals, venues and their businesses. View the video here: https://youtu.be/ojBA-4sDgcg  The video features seven cities, which were coordinated by Downtown Bettendorf Organization, Downtown Davenport Partnership, East Moline Main Street, City of LeClaire, Moline Centre, Development Association of Rock Island, Silvis Main Street.... Read More

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

Crawl On Down To Downtown Moline This Saturday For The Pub Crawl

April 23rd, 2021
Crawl On Down To Downtown Moline This Saturday For The Pub Crawl

Ready for a pub crawl? Saturday 1-5 p.m. in downtown Moline Centre, they’re rollin’ out a new pub crawl! It’s the 2021 Cabin Fever Pub Crawl, the 16th Annual! Teams of 4 compete in the Quad Cities ONLY putt-putt pub crawl through downtown Moline. $40 per team. Prizes for 1st place and Best Hole. This year the Moline Centre has created a situation where ALL of the event’s proceeds will go to the participating bars and restaurants. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this past year has been incredibly difficult for them, so lets make this year’s Cabin Fever Pub Crawl... Read More

A Veteran Artist, Aimee Ford Makes a New Mark Tattooing in Moline

March 27th, 2021
A Veteran Artist, Aimee Ford Makes a New Mark Tattooing in Moline

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! You could easily say that Aimee Ford is as cool, friendly and talented AF. The veteran artist, former waitress, and children’s art instructor owns AF Studio on the ground floor of the LeClaire Apartments building, 421 19th St., Moline, and since May 2019 the driven Ford has focused her beautiful visual eye on a new body of work – tattooing the human body. “I’m crazy... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber to Hire New Downtown Rock Island Director

January 26th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber to Hire New Downtown Rock Island Director

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

Quad Cities Chamber Pursues Downtown Partnership in Rock Island

January 25th, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber Pursues Downtown Partnership in Rock Island

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

Get Your Drink on At Quad Cities Craft Beer Fest!

July 16th, 2019
Get Your Drink on At Quad Cities Craft Beer Fest!

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready to celebrate all that is Craft Beer? The 2019 Quad Cities Craft Beer Fest, presented by Zimmerman, is back! It will take place this Saturday Jul 20 from 1 – 4 p.m. (with VIP option from 12 – 4 p.m.) at the Bass Street Plaza on 17th Street in Moline. This is an event that showcases various micro breweries throughout the greater Quad Cities area. This event is limited to micro/nano breweries from the area and is meant as a means for the attendees to be able to interact with the brewery representatives and each other. General admission tickets (1 – 4 p.m.) are... Read More

Bass Street Landing 2019 Summer Concert Series Has Arrived!

May 28th, 2019
Bass Street Landing 2019 Summer Concert Series Has Arrived!

There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting outside on a nice breezy summer evening and enjoying some free live music. That’s right, free! Every Thursday night throughout the summer, the Moline Centre holds a free concert series on the Plaza at Bass Street Landing just off 17th Street in Moline. The concerts go from 7-9 p.m. and all you need to bring is a lawn chair! Food and beverages are also available for purchase.   Here is the line-up of concerts for the 2019 season:   May 30                Class of ‘82 June 6                 Avon Dale June 13              ... Read More

Cure Your Cabin Fever with a Pub Crawl!

April 4th, 2019
Cure Your Cabin Fever with a Pub Crawl!

The temperature outside is rising and so is the urge to get out and have some fun! Join the Moline Centre for their 15th Annual Cabin Fever Pub Crawl this Saturday Apr 6 from 1 – 5 p.m. throughout downtown Moline! Teams of 4 will compete in this unique putt-putt pub crawl throughout downtown Moline. The cost to participate is $40 per team. There will be prizes for 1st place and Best Hole. Drink specials will be available and each player will receive an awesome gift. Sign up today at one of the following locations: Bad Boyz (313 16th Street Moline) Bent River Brewing Company (1413 5th Avenue... Read More

‘It Had To Be You’ Brings Laughs And Love To Black Box

November 19th, 2018
'It Had To Be You' Brings Laughs And Love To Black Box

Looking for something sweet as pumpkin pie on your theater plate this Thanksgiving week? The Black Box Theatre is presenting the holiday romantic comedy “It Had to Be You” by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The play will star Black Box Theatre Co-founder Lora Adams opposite actor and cartoonist Jason Platt. The play is directed by Patti Flaherty and features Gregory Kerr, who also serves as the production stage manager. Set construction by Michael Kopriva and light design by David Miller. The plot involves failed actress, health food nut, and would-be playwright Theda Blau, who wants to find... Read More