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EXCLUSIVE: Theo’s Java Club Gets New Owner, Will Remain Open In Downtown Rock Island

October 5th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Theo's Java Club Gets New Owner, Will Remain Open In Downtown Rock Island

EXCLUSIVE: Theo’s Java Club, a staple of the downtown Rock Island scene for over 27 years, has found a new owner, current owner and founder Theo Grevas told QuadCities.com today. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, owner Theo Grevas had mentioned Oct. 2 as a potential closing date for the quirky and unique spot for coffee, sandwiches, tea and more which has been a haven for a wide variety of folks from creatives to tourists at 213 17th St., Rock Island since 1994. Grevas since pushed the end date to this Wednesday, Oct. 6, and had Oct. 2 as the final open mic night under his ownership. Grevas... Read More

BREAKING: Rock Island’s Theo’s Close To Finding New Owner

September 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Rock Island's Theo's Close To Finding New Owner

BREAKING NEWS: Theo’s Java Club, which has been a Rock Island staple for 27 years, is close to finding a new owner who will continue the traditions and heritage of the revered local coffee shop. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, owner Theo Grevas had mentioned Oct. 2 as a potential closing date for the quirky and unique spot for coffee, sandwiches, tea and more which has been a haven for a wide variety of folks from creatives to tourists at 213 17th St., Rock Island since 1994. Grevas since pushed the end date to Oct. 6. However, Grevas said today that he’s close to a deal with... Read More

BREAKING: Rock Island’s Theo’s Java Club Will Officially Close Wednesday, Oct. 6

September 21st, 2021
BREAKING: Rock Island's Theo's Java Club Will Officially Close Wednesday, Oct. 6

BREAKING  NEWS: Theo’s Java Club, which has been one of the most fertile hangouts for the Quad-Cities creative scene and one of the most unique coffeehouses in the area for almost three decades, will close its doors for the last time as Theo’s on Wednesday, Oct. 6. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, owner Theo Grevas had mentioned Oct. 2 as a potential closing date for the quirky and unique spot for coffee, sandwiches, tea and more which has been a haven for a wide variety of folks from creatives to tourists at 213 17th St., Rock Island since 1994. Instead, the closing will... Read More

Rock Island Won’t Be The Same Without Theo’s Java Club

September 17th, 2021
Rock Island Won't Be The Same Without Theo's Java Club

There have not been many constants that have stood the test of time in downtown Rock Island, through the passing of several eras, over the last three decades. Theo’s Java Club has been one of the few. The unique, quirky, fantastic java and performance space at 213 17th St. has been a haven for local creatives and characters, blending with area lawyers and courthouse types, business folks, and tourists popping over from the hotel across the street. Theo’s has long been a magnet for the Quad-Cities, drawing a broad range of people because it was a singular destination. Sure, you could... Read More

Theo’s Java Club, A Downtown Rock Island Favorite, Up For Sale

July 21st, 2021
Theo's Java Club, A Downtown Rock Island Favorite, Up For Sale

The legendary Theo’s Java Club, a downtown Rock Island favorite for almost three decades, is up for sale. As reported yesterday on the QuadCities.com Instagram and Facebook, owner Theo Grevas, who opened the shop in 1993, announced the move on the business’ Facebook page, posting: “Friends, I am announcing today that Theo’s Java Club Cafe and building are FOR SALE! I want to thank all of you for helping me keep this dream alive for 27 years. My appreciation for you is beyond measure. It has been my pleasure to serve you! Normal business hours will remain the same as we navigate... 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