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By Rita Toalson Royal Neighbors of America quietly stands guard over our neighborhood Standing proudly at the corners of Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue, the Home Office of Royal Neighbors of America has been part of the downtown landscape since 1928. Unique...

By Tracy Jacks Great care and pride for ingredients sets this labor of love apart. They say opening your own business can be a labor of love. For Scott Krulik and his wife Pennapa, their business is the living embodiment of love...

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 Sean Leary Founding members always envisioned the gardens growing in Rock Island. Great things are always blooming at the Quad City Botanical Center.Over the past 20 years, the facility at 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, has taken root and become one...

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...