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The Democrat Lofts

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People from all walks of life are migrating to urban lofts and apartments to enjoy downtown living.  From young students and professionals to families, the Democrat Lofts located in downtown Davenport has a wide variety of unique units that will … Continued

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Wells Fargo Apartments

May 29th, 2013 | Filed under .

The historic Wells Fargo building offers market rate apartments with unmatched views of the Quad Cities. For more leasing information, please contact Joseph Wonio with Financial District Properties Management at 563.324.9898. Types of Units 1, 2, and 3 bedroom market … Continued

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The Davenport (Landmark Apartments)

November 9th, 2012 | Filed under .

The Davenport, a historic hotel turned apartment building, features on-site parking, an ornate lobby, secure entry, and adjacency to the Downtown Deli and Davenport Public library.  The  building is located in the heart of downtown and is within easy walking … Continued

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Peterson Paper Company Lofts

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One bedrooms lofts starting at $1000 per month. Two bedrooms starting at $1100. 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom with a river view, $1500 per month. The lofts in this newly renovated historic structure over amazing views of our community. All lofts … Continued

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The Crescent Lofts – The Davenport, Sieg Iron, Kerker, and Waterloo Lofts

May 3rd, 2012 | Filed under .

The Crescent Lofts campus offers urban apartments featuring great views, roof top decks, exposed brick and duct work, adjacent parking, and more amenities.  The modern units exude character, providing stylish, affordable comfort to all who live here. The Crescent Lofts campus … Continued

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Forrest Block Apartments

May 2nd, 2012 | Filed under .

Forrest Block apartments offer big rooms, high ceilings, and a unique blend of amenities. Like the Hotel Blackhawk before it, The Forrest Block  has brought a new level of luxury living to downtown Davenport. Amenities Granite Countertops, Large Windows with … Continued

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Hotel Blackhawk

May 2nd, 2012 | Filed under .

Hotel Blackhawk apartments have redefined luxury living in downtown Davenport, so be sure to read the impressive list of features below offered in the building. Amenities Parking, Valet Service, Balconies, Granite Counter Tops, Private Entrances, Dry Cleaning Delivery, Maid Service … Continued

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City View Apartments

May 1st, 2012 | Filed under .

City View Apartments, situated at the top of the hill at 7th & Iowa Streets on the outer rim of downtown, offers luxury units at a great price.  With its commanding views of the Davenport skyline and Mississippi River, high-end … Continued

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Carriage Haus Apartments

May 1st, 2012 | Filed under .

These gorgeous Chicago Loft-style apartments are located directly above the Carriage Haus and feature two spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, a washer & dryer, gas fireplace, exposed brick, and plenty of storage. Did we mention they have state of the art … Continued

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518 Brady Street

May 1st, 2012 | Filed under .

Recently renovated, this historic building at the foot of Brady Street offers new appliances, carpet, and more. This spot is ideal for Palmer Students and anyone looking for a fantastic view of the Bix race each year. Laundry appliances are … Continued

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The Bayer Building

May 1st, 2012 | Filed under .

The historic Bayer Building is well on its way to being a premier downtown apartment building.  With Downtown Central Perk Coffee Shop, Source Bookstore, and Central Grocery anchoring the first floor, there’s already built-in convenience and fun in the building. … Continued

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Christie Park Apartments

April 27th, 2012 | Filed under .

Check out this beautifully restored historic building at the corner of Brady and 5th Street! Conveniently located near Palmer College and within walking distance to all of downtown’s amenities, these units are a welcome addition to our residential options in … Continued

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Mississippi Lofts

April 27th, 2012 | Filed under .

Check out this unique and renovated living space located in the heart of downtown. Enjoy incredible views, modern style, hardwood laminate floors, and in-unit washers & dryers. This building is home to the delicious Bowls: Urban Eats, and next door, you’ll … Continued

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Perry Hill Apartments

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

Find your best fit for living and learning at Perry Hill Apartments! Modern apartments near the Palmer College campus and downtown Davenport. Perry Hill Apartments is a secure access building with on-site laundry facilities, 24 hr. emergency maintenance and pet … Continued

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Dorothea Apartments

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

The historic Dorothea Apartments feature remodeled, secure access units, located next to downtown’s hottest night-spots! Stop by today to learn more about this historic apartment complex in the heart of Downtown Davenport. Type of Units 24 total units – Studio … Continued

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320 Brady Street Apartments

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

320 Brady Street offers an excellent location near the Bix 7 starting line and the library.  Love antiquing?  A unique antique shop, Neat Stuff, resides on the first floor of this renovated three story historic building. Call Merle today for details … Continued

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Grandview Apartments- Louis P. Best Mansion

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

Experience quality and character in this beautiful Mission Style/Arts & Crafts building! Tennants enjoy scenic city and Mississippi River views, ample off-street parking, park-like lawn and grounds, hardwood floors, original woodwork, built-ins, and well-regulated steam heat. This building is very … Continued

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Kilkenny’s Buidling

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

Fully renovated and featuring exposed brick, new kitchens, 2 baths, and large open floor plans, these apartments represent top notch living in the core of downtown. The large 2,500 SQFT. unit also boasts a Mississippi River view. With historic character, … Continued

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Carriage Haus Loft

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

This is truly one of downtown Davenport’s finest apartments! Please read below for the long list of features this massive one-of-a-kind luxury loft apartment has to offer. Approximately 2,800 square feet! Located above the Carriage Haus and tons of nightlife. Amenities 3 … Continued

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River Walk Lofts

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

Riverwalk Lofts is located downtown Davenport with scenic views of the Mississippi River and in viewing distance of one of the most beautiful minor league baseball ballparks in America. Riverwalk has controlled access, community room, a balcony with a view … Continued

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The Berg (Landmark Apartments)

April 26th, 2012 | Filed under .

Want to live in a historic apartment in the heart of downtown next to tons of nightlife? The Berg offers recently renovated loft apartments with exposed brick, large floor plans, and a modern feel, ideal for downtown employees and young … Continued

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Executive Square Apartments

April 25th, 2012 | Filed under .

Executive Square features recently remodeled apartments in a historic building that is also home to a full service salon, fitness center and chiropractor.  Operated by Landmark properties, this is yet another excellent example of a modern apartment within a historic … Continued

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  • August
    18th

    Davenport beer brewers bubbling with business growth

    Quad-City Times- One of Davenport’s downtown breweries is doing some of its business in an unexpected place. Great River Brewery, 322 E. 2nd St., has moved its offices across Iowa Street and into the former Oasis gas station. While the move started last fall, recent exterior upgrades to the modest-sized building are getting people’s attention.

    Read more here…

  • August
    18th

    Tony Hawk flies high, thrills crowd of several hundred

    QCOnline.com - If gravity didn’t come to die at the Davenport Skatepark Saturday, it looked a little sick after skateboard legend Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse team got done thrilling a crowd of several hundred.

    Read more here…

  • August
    13th

    Restoration St. Louis project ‘completes the puzzle’

    Quad-City Times- News of a public-private partnership that includes a full-service urban Scott Community College campus, 80 apartments and restoration of the Capitol Theatre is the missing piece to the downtown renovation puzzle, a downtown official says.

    Read more here…

  • August
    13th

    EICC, Restoration St. Louis to partner on $50M downtown project

    Quad-City Times- A major renovation of the Kahl Building in downtown Davenport is included in a $50 million plan by Restoration St. Louis and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to pair up and create an urban campus and more downtown housing.

    Read more here…

  • August
    12th

    River Roots Live 10th Anniversary August 15 & 16

    River Roots Live, the Quad Cities premiere music festival, celebrates it’s ten year anniversary this weekend. The 2014 lineup features headliners Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and the North Mississippi Allstars.  As always, Ribfest vendors from across the country will be serving up delicious BBQ throughout the weekend.

    River Roots Live will be held on Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16 in Davenport’s LeClaire Park on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River.  The festival is free both nights before 5 p.m. and admission is only $10 after 5 p.m.

    Additional outstanding national acts fill out the festival including ZZ Ward, Ben Kweller, Cracker, The Jayhawks, Foxy Shazam, the Ballroom Thieves, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Twins, and Robert Jon & the Wreck.  The Quad Cities’ own talent will also be showcased when the One Night Standards and The Dawn take the stage.

    Grammy Award winners and American Chicano rock power trio Los Lonely Boys will headline Saturday night.  Hailing from Texas, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio whose music draws equally from Rock, Blues, Tex-Mex, Conjunto and Tejano. After recording their debut album at Willie Nelson’s studio in 2003, the single “Heaven” started climbing the charts with the album selling double Platinum.

    Friday night of River Roots Live will feature Robert Randolph & the Family Band, a funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist, Robert Randolph.  This high energy, festival staple band was described by the President of Blue Note Records as having “mastered what is, arguably, the most complex instrument in the world and developed a unique voice that is equal parts street-corner and Bonnaroo.” This is a high energy band that will leave you breathless and wanting more!

    The North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996; the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy while playing and shaking it down in the juke joints with their blues ancestors. R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Otha Turner and their musical families were at their peak, making classic records and touring the world. Eventually, Luther (guitar, vocals) and Cody (drums, vocals) formed the North Mississippi Allstars and pioneered their own brand of blues-infused rock and roll. Brothers Luther and Cody continually expand the tradition of the Mississippi hill country blues that has inspired them from the beginning, but as Rolling Stone aptly notes, “the Allstars may be children of tradition, but they’re digging deep in undiscovered country”.

    On her way to River Roots Live, ZZ Ward will be showcased at Bonnaroo, Summerfest and Red Rocks this summer.  Live, ZZ’s smoky vocals and deliberate, varied arrangements make her one not to miss.  Last year, she toured with Fitz and the Tantrums, Grace Potter, Gary Clark, Jr. and Allen Stone and this year launched multiple near sell-out U.S. headline tours.

    Ben Kweller has been called everything from balladeer to punk rocker, anti-folker to indie-popper. His ability to weave together opposites that coexist happily on the same album is something few can do.

    American alternative rockers Cracker will take the stage on Saturday.  Formed in 1991 the band has released 10 studio albums including the gold-selling album, Kerosene Hat, which included hit song “Low.”

    The Jayhawks have been described as forging a rootsy sound that wasn’t quite rock or country – “Hank Williams on speed.” That sentiment can be heard on such hits as “Save it for a Rainy Day”, “Blue” and “Waiting for the Sun.”

    Named one of the “100 bands you need to know” by Alternative Press, Foxy Shazam has been showing off their rock chops since 2004.  Lead singer Eric Sean Nally says “When I listen to a Foxy Shazam record I think of Evel Knievel; Bruce Springsteen; my childhood; Van Morrison; my old friends from high school I don’t talk to anymore; Elton John; the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and beyond; Iggy Pop; and my first kiss.”

    Rounding out this year’s lineup will be the Ballroom Thieves, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Twins, Robert Jon & the Wreck, the One Night Standards and The Dawn.

    It wouldn’t be River Roots Live without Ribfest BBQ!  This isn’t your neighbor burning some hotdogs and calling it BBQ.   Our vendors travel the nation and represent the top tier of professional BBQ cookers in the United States.  So loosen your belt, and we suggest trying every single one of ‘em throughout the weekend.

    The West Music Jr. Jam Tent returns both Friday and Saturday to offer fun educational workshops for kids and performances from the River Music Experience’s Rock Camp bands.

    With well over 20,000 attendees, River Roots Live has continued to grow every year since its inception in 2005. For complete details regarding band bios and festival activities, please visit RiverRootsLive.com.

    Produced by the Downtown Davenport Partnership, a division of Quad Cities Chamber, River Roots Live is supported by partners Living Lands & Waters and the River Music Experience – all nonprofit organizations.  River Roots Live is proud to help promote music education programs at the River Music Experience, environmental clean-up efforts on the Mississippi River by Living Lands & Waters, and the growth of historic downtown Davenport.

    River Roots Live is presented by U.S. Cellular and the Riverboat Development Authority. Please visit www.RiverRootsLive.com to see the complete list of our generous community sponsors!

  • August
    12th

    Davenport soars with 4-Star community distinction

    Quad-City Times - Davenport has become only the sixth city in the country to be selected a Star Communities’ 4-Star Community for excellence in environmental, economic and social sustainability.

    “It helps in recruiting potential employers to come to the city,” Mayor Bill Gluba said during a news conference Monday at the Eastern Avenue branch of the Davenport Public Library.

    Read more here…

  • August
    11th

    Artisan Grain Distillery – New Business

    Doing It In Davenport- Downtown Davenport will be even more “spirited” soon, with micro-distillery Artisan Grain readying to open right next door to the all-ready-thriving Great River Brewery. Opening the distillery is a dream come true for owner Allen Jarosz, an aviation industry retiree and successful businessman who also founded Davenport Tractor Inc., which sells replacement parts for antique tractors with a major focus on John Deere. The tractor business will continue to operate out of the back of the historic 8,600-square-foot building on 2nd Street, while the front of the building is in the midst of a transformation into a visitor-friendly distillery and tasting room/gift shop.

     Read more here…

  • August
    6th

    Movement aims to make Q-C a cool, creative and prosperous place

    Quad-City Times- Enlisting some cool social media and visioning exercises, the Regional Opportunities Council, or ROC, kicked off on Wednesday an effort — a movement, really — to transform the Quad-City region into a cool, creative and prosperous place to live and work.

    Read more here…

  • August
    5th

    Chicago-to-Q-C rail link takes another step

    Quad-City Times- The state of Illinois said Monday it has reached a “key milestone” in developing the passenger rail connection between Chicago and the Quad-Cities, announcing an agreement with the Iowa Interstate Railroad to design construction work on its part of the 162-mile route.

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  • July
    29th

    Centennial Bridge to close for repairs Aug. 3

    Quad-City Times- Aug. 3 has been set as the day that the Centennial Bridge between Davenport and Rock Island completely shuts down for repairs. The closing will continue through Sept. 5, meaning that thousands of Quad-City drivers will need to find alternate routes.

     Read more here…

  • July
    29th

    Festival fills streets with fun

    QC Online- In a brightly colored floral dress and shimmery shoes, 7-year-old Madison Strange giggled like crazy and held on for her life as the huge brown bull tried to buck her off his back.

    Luckily, he was going easy on her. And he was fake.

    Read more here…

  • July
    28th

    Other projects are ongoing in downtown Davenport

    Quad-City Times- This time next year, there will be many more people calling downtown Davenport home.

    In fact, downtown residential rehab projects have been a constant for almost a decade.

    One of the biggest projects underway is at the Union Arcade building at 3rd and Brady streets.

    Read more here…

  • July
    28th

    Loft projects race to finish line in downtown Davenport

    Quad-City Times- Downtown Davenport is becoming one of the hottest Quad-City addresses as developers race to snap up some of the area’s solid, but tired, office and warehouse buildings to reinvent them as loft housing.

     Read more here…

  • July
    28th

    Office complex is hope for former Howard Johnson’s hotel

    Quad-City Times- If all goes as planned, the former Howard Johnson’s hotel at River Drive and 3rd Street in Davenport someday will be a multi-story, Class A office complex with possible commercial businesses on the ground floor.

    That is the hope of Demolition Davenport and the Downtown Davenport Partnership.

    Read more here…

  • July
    28th

    Old HoJo Site Moving Closer to Re-Development

    Doing It In Davenport- A wrecking ball will soon swing into the dilapidated walls of one of downtown Davenport’s worst eyesores, making way for what the Downtown Davenport Partnership anticipates will go from long-time nuisance to “iconic structure”.

     Read more here…

  • July
    24th

    Request for Proposals – 227 LeClaire St. Redevelopment (former Howard Johnson site)

    The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is now accepting proposals regarding the riverfront redevelopment opportunity at 227 LeClaire St. in Davenport, Iowa.

    227 LeClaire Street, known as the former Howard Johnson hotel site, is located at a key eastern gateway to downtown Davenport that boasts unmatched riverfront views, visibility, and the opportunity to create an iconic addition to the Davenport skyline.  DDP, a non-profit agency, is seeking a private developer to demolish and redevelop the former hotel site.

    DDP is leading the effort to select a private developer to ultimately own and develop the property for its highest and best use.  With over $124M in construction slated downtown over the next two years, this strategic site is ripe for rebirth.  Creativity and big ideas are welcome!

    Submissions are due by August 25, 2014

    Download RFP Document – Redevelopment of 227 LeClaire St. Davenport IA

  • July
    22nd

    Red, White, & Boom Fireworks Rescheduled for Labor Day

    The Red, White & Boom! fireworks have been rescheduled for Labor Day, Monday, September 1,2014, starting promptly at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Mississippi River between Davenport and Rock Island.

    Family activities will start at 6:00 p.m. in Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport and Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Both riverfronts will feature additional publicly accessible viewing areas.

    The festival’s original date of July 3 was cancelled due to flooding of the Mississippi River. “We’re thrilled to give the Quad Cities another opportunity to enjoy the largest fireworks show in the region,” said Ken Croken, Chairman, Red, White & Boom Committee. “The Red, White & Boom! Committee has been hard at work preparing for this, and we’re excited to make Labor Day even more special for the community this year.”

    Red, White & Boom! is generously hosted by Genesis Health System and Riverboat Development Authority, and presented by the Downtown Davenport Partnership, a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, and Rock Island Parks & Recreation.

    For more details and a complete list of sponsors, please visit www.RedWhiteBoom.org.

  • July
    15th

    Roads reopen as floodwaters continue to fall

    Quad-City Times- More of Davenport’s riverfront area is returning to normal as the Mississippi River flooding recedes, but some roads, bike paths and other areas will remain closed for another week.

    Read more here…

  • July
    14th

    Readers’ Choice Awards

    QC Times- Vote daily for the 23rd Annual Readers’ Choice Awards here.

  • July
    7th

    Lane closures begin on Centennial Bridge

    QC Times- The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that, weather permitting, there will be lane closures today on the Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River.

    Workers will be conducting the annual bridge inspection for the structure.

    Read more here…