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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 Sean Leary Absolutely no other organization like this anywhere, any place. In a storied history that began as a Sash and Door Works, traveled through time as a notorious Millwork company, was decimated multiple times by fire and then finally rebuilt...

By Sean Leary A dream in living color gives the Quad Cities ballet. Ballet Quad-Cities began twenty-one years ago, with one paid dancer, $25,000 in seed money, and the dream burning in the heart of founder and director Joedy Cook to bring...

By Tracy Jacks Eatery has filled downtown streets with alluring Italian aromas for 25 years. Downtown Rock Island just wouldn’t be downtown without the alluring smell of Italian cuisine in the air, and you can trace it straight to the iconic pizza...

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...

As we draw towards the close of another year, we will run through the highlight reel of activities to use as the benchmark of where this one stacks up against others in the record book. Really, only time will tell...

By Tracy Jacks Bar food is taken to another flavorful level within these distinctive confines. It’s no secret that our downtown plaza is FULL of entertainment, food, and nightlife options. But one of the most storied fun spots in Rock Island actually...