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Rock Island’s RIBCO Closing In Mid-December, Owner Terry Tilka Retiring After 50 Years

November 30th, 2023
Rock Island's RIBCO Closing In Mid-December, Owner Terry Tilka Retiring After 50 Years

It’s the end of an era, and the close of one of the most impactful and incredible chapters in Quad-Cities entertainment history. After over five decades of working in the bar, restaurant, and nightclub business, RIBCO owner Terrence G. Tilka is calling it a career. Tilka announced his retirement, and the closure of RIBCO when it shuts its doors the night of December 17, on the venue’s Facebook page this evening, posting the following: “After 50 years of working in the bar, restaurant, and nightclub business, RIBCO owner Terrence G. Tilka is calling it a career. “After... Read More

Here Are The REAL Entrepreneurs You Should Be Keeping Up With

March 6th, 2019
Here Are The REAL Entrepreneurs You Should Be Keeping Up With

Anyone read that article sweeping the web about Terry Tilka? He’s celebrating his 30th year of busting his ass as the owner of the coolest bar in the Quad-Cities, one that’s outlived almost every other and fought its way through countless trends, several recessions and umpteen financial curves in the Quad-Cities. Terry started off young, when he was in college, owning bars around the area, and busted his ass most frequently as the owner of O’Meara’s (named after his Mom’s maiden name), before putting his money and his life on the table to buy a little spot called RIBCO when there was... Read More