By Sean Leary Self-care is the core of this downtown relaxation products shop. A new shop has “splashed” on to the scene in downtown Rock Island. Splash in the Shoppes on 2nd located at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 1, last year, and...

By Tracy Jacks An hour of calmness, without demands, expectations and without anything required of you. Anyone who’s been a visitor to downtown Rock Island knows that it’s never lacking for energy. Just check out the dancefloor at 2nd Ave. on a...

By Sean Leary It was an easy decision to become partners and offer good quality affordable furniture. You’re going to be happy to have a seat at Discounted Furniture. The shop at 2125 3rd Ave. in Rock Island has a wide variety...

By Tracy Jacks Pride in the process is on full display at The Art Place. Who among us doesn’t appreciate some fine art? Nobody likes a barren wall, and nothing makes a house a home quite like some framed paintings, photos,...

By Courtney Loftin An entrepreneurial spirit and good attitude has carried this wonderous antique establishment. Instantly upon arriving at Vivian’s Vintage Varieties I am greeted with the generous smile of an energetic woman in gold wired glasses and her dog. There is...

By Tracy Jacks Brothers were born to showcase craft beer as an art form. The newest entrant in Downtown Rock Island’s beer scene actually comes from two of its most recognizable faces. If you’re a fan of local art and music, you...

By Courtney Loftin Stars align to bring the vision for this salon to light. Lavish Salon and Spa is a gem nestled on a historic block of downtown Rock Island, just steps away from our local theaters and favorite restaurants. Maybe you’ve...

By Sean Leary Clinic for the community heals our foundation with a choice technique. When you’re looking to grow a solid foundation of health, Tree of Life Chiropractic should be one of your first stops to plant the seed. Owners Dr. Heath...

By Sean Leary Family florist business has flourished and has been having fun since 1933. Colman Florist’s family business has bloomed as beautifully as its signature roses.The flower and gift shop has been kept fertile and vibrant through five generations of sons...

By Sean Leary Family tradition 
and community has kept this shoe shop alive through depression 
and wars since the 1920s. Walk within its doors and you enter a cramped kingdom, a taut narrow expanse of colorful cardboard towers soaring to the stucco...