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For Quad-Citians Who Love Lamps, Rock Island Shop Has Got The Skeleton Key

April 18th, 2020

If, like Brick Tamblin, you love lamp, or, if you just love lamps, Rock Island shop Skeleton Key Art and Antiques has got something to light up your life. As previously reported here on QuadCities.com, the once hidden hobby of Lamp Aficionados displaying their amor for the luminous decor has been illuminated in the mainstream during this time of covid sequestering. Probably because we need lamps now more than ever, and it’s only appropriate we show our love for our lampy partners. Brandy Clark VandeWalle, owner and operator of Skeleton Key, and such a tease, wantonly dropped a whole buncha... Read More

Small Business Saturday in the Quad Cities!

November 23rd, 2018

The annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses is almost here! Small Business Saturday happens this Saturday Nov 24, all over the Quad Cities! The 4th Annual ‘That Dam Shopping Trip’ includes twelve different local stores and stops on both sides of the Mississippi. Grab your Shopping Guide at any participating businesses and receive a stamp at each stop. Once your guide is completely filled with stamps, turn it into any of the locations involved (with your contact info) and enter for a chance to win $1,200 in gift certificates!... Read More

Rock Island Should Have Shopped Local With $15M Walmart Cash

September 7th, 2016
Sean Leary

To say Rock Island made a colossal error in wasting $15 million to woo Walmart to 11th Street is a stunning understatement. But what’s perhaps saddest and most pathetic about it is its irony. Rock Island, like thousands of other cities across the country, will, at least once a year, pay lip service and throw promotional money at “small business weeks” and hollow pitches to “shop local.” City officials should’ve heeded their own advice in this matter. Aside from the property owners who were able to hit a stunning jackpot on selling their failed and crumbling 11th Street businesses at... Read More

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