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Last Chance This Weekend To Hit The Holiday Pop-Up Market

January 2nd, 2021

It’s your last chance this weekend to help out local shops, keep your shopping local, and get some awesome area goods and services! The Iron and Grain Holiday Pop-Up Market runs through Monday, Jan. 4 at Iron and Grain in East Moline. Forget Amazon and Walmart this holiday season, let’s rally around our small businesses! Join us for a new take on pop-up markets as we feature 30+ Midwest Makers and the Iron + Grain Boutiques in East Moline this season. Join us through Monday, January 4th for local small business shopping. Per the state of IL, masks are required at Iron + Grain and no more... Read More

Quad-Cities Local Shoppers Can Still Pop In To the Pop Up

January 1st, 2021

It’s your last chance to pop in at that pop up! There’s still time to shop it up at your local hot spots, as the holiday pop up market continues through Monday! Forget Amazon and Walmart this holiday season, let’s rally around our small businesses! Join us for a new take on pop-up markets as we feature 30+ Midwest Makers and the Iron + Grain Boutiques in East Moline this season. Join us through Monday, January 4th for local small business shopping. Per the state of IL, masks are required at Iron + Grain and no more than 25 people will be allowed in at a time. Thank you to our... Read More

Shop Local At East Moline’s Iron And Grain Pop Up Market

December 24th, 2020

Forget Amazon and Walmart this holiday season, let’s rally around our small businesses! Join us for a new take on pop-up markets as we feature 30+ Midwest Makers and the Iron + Grain Boutiques in East Moline this season. Join the folks at Iron and Grain through Monday, January 4th for local small business shopping. Per the state of IL, masks are required at Iron + Grain and no more than 25 people will be allowed in at a time. Thank you to our sponsor, MetroNet. MetroNet is a customer-focused company providing cutting-edge fiber optic telecommunication services, including high-speed Fiber... Read More

Scroll, Stroll & Shop Local in Downtown Davenport

September 11th, 2020

Downtown Davenport has designated the second Saturday of each month to Shop Small/Shop Local collaborative events across the downtown area. Make plans to Scroll, Stroll & Shop Local in Downtown Davenport this Saturday Sep 12 from 1 – 4 p.m. Spend some time scrolling online to shop in advance and drive-thru to pick up your goodies. Step out to stroll the downtown streets and check out the sales or stop for a cold beverage and great meal! Downtown is full of small and locally owned businesses that could use your support. For a full list of participating businesses, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1160892174307015. Come... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs and MORE!

September 6th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

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

Hey Quad-Cities! Last Chance This Weekend To Pop In To The Pop Up

January 1st, 2020

It’s your last chance this weekend to check out the pop up! That’s right, the holiday pop up market! Forget Amazon and Walmart this holiday season, let’s rally around our small businesses! Join us for a new take on pop-up markets as we feature 30+ Midwest Makers and the Iron + Grain Boutiques in East Moline this season. Join us through Monday, January 4th for local small business shopping. Per the state of IL, masks are required at Iron + Grain and no more than 25 people will be allowed in at a time. Thank you to our sponsor, MetroNet. MetroNet is a customer-focused company providing... 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