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Parker Building begins evolution under Restoration St. Louis

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The former Parker Building in downtown Davenport is being revived… Read the full story at Quad-City Times  

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Union Arcade Building

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Opening in May of 2015, the Union Arcade building offers 68 loft, studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartment units.   Prices range from $650 – $1,100 a month for a loft, studio, or 1-bedroom unit.  2-bedroom units range from $1,200 to $1,700.   Units … Continued

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Halligan Coffee Company Lofts

March 24th, 2015 | Filed under .

Historic Building Renovated into 45 Market Rate Lofts. Move in ready on May 1st 2015. Located in the Historic Crescent Warehouse District on the corner of 4th and Iowa Streets. 1BR/2BR/3BR ranging from $800-$1,650 All lofts feature Stainless steel appliances, … Continued

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229 Scott St.

February 8th, 2015 | Filed under .

Efficiency apartments centrally located in downtown Davenport. Great units for someone on a fixed income. Heat, water and sewer paid!

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432 1/2 W. 3rd St

February 8th, 2015 | Filed under .

1 bedroom and efficiency apartments located on the corner of 3rd and Scott street. Security entrance for the building, plus sewer and water paid!

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Market Lofts

January 8th, 2015 | Filed under .

Built in 1905 as the original home of Smith Brothers & Burdick Co., this iconic, four-story Davenport building has been renovated asMarket Lofts. The 37 true loft-style units range from 500 square foot studios to 1,600 square foot 3 bed/2 … Continued

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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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Renwick Building

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This Chicago commercial style building was built by famed Davenport industrialist William Renwick in 1897 and underwent a 4.5 million dollar renovation in 2012. The once Matthews Office and Furniture Store/office building now houses eighteen 1- and 2-bedroom chic apartments … 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

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

November 9th, 2012 | Filed under , .

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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514 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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  • May
    16th

    Celebrating 85 Years of Downtown Ballpark This Month!

    The Quad-City Times provided an interesting & thorough piece on the 85 year history of our River Bandits’ beautiful home ballpark!

    Read about it here…

     

  • Apr
    11th

    Mayor recognizes businesses

    Davenport Today – Mayor Frank Klipsch kicked off his initiative to occasionally recognize local businesses at City Council meeting, recognizing three located on Main Street.

    Read more at Davenport Today…

  • Feb
    29th

    Barcade marries pinball and adult beverages

    Dispatch Argus – Arcade machines and adult beverages may be an unlikely duo, but the marriage of the two at the Davenport-based Analog Arcade Bar has struck a chord with many and could have real staying power, according to Rich Cooksey, part-owner of the “barcade.”

    Read more here…

    Photo credit: Dispatch Argus, Todd Welvaert

  • Feb
    25th

    City Square project on pace for spring opening

    Davenport Today – Work is accelerating on Restoration St. Louis’ $60 million City Square project, with a projected opening of the east building (formerly known as the Parker Building) as the new downtown home of Wells Fargo, other Class A office space and several floors of residential apartments in late spring/early summer.

    Read more here…

  • Feb
    23rd

    Daytrotter Downs Festival: Day One

    Paste Magazine – The inaugural Daytrotter Downs Festival kicked off last night at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa. And let me just say – they nailed it. With a lineup consisting of vets John Paul White (The Civil Wars), William Elliott Whitmore and P.O.S., as well as artists-to-watch Curtis Harding and Mothers, Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller perfectly curated the night’s roster to ensure that it was a night everyone would remember…and thoroughly enjoy.

    Read more here…

  • Dec
    30th

    Daytrotter excited about next 10 years in new space

    Dispatch Argus – Daytrotter is enjoying a big, beautiful 10,000-square-foot present this holiday season, and it hopes to unwrap it for the public soon.

    Read more here…

    *Photo provided by Dispatch Argus

  • Dec
    29th

    A look back at 2015 in Q-C business

    2015 was a great year for new opportunities with redevelopment projects!

    Read full story at Quad City Times…

     

  • Dec
    16th

    4th Annual Icestravaganza to Transform Freight House to Winter Wonderland

    (Quad Cities) – Icestravaganza returns for its fourth year on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Freight House with more interactive ice sculptures, live music, kids’ activities, ice princess guests, giveaways and extended Farmers Market hours.

    Award-winning ice-sculptor Dawson List returns to Davenport from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to amaze attendees with large ice sculptures carved live on site at the Freight House, 421 W. River Dr.  Last year, List created the impressive ice eagle throne – and his new signature piece for 2016 is sure to please.

    Icestravaganza has two very special sisters making an appearance this year. The famous ice queen and princess will be mingling and taking photos with guests from noon to 2 pm. The family fun doesn’t stop there; Icestravaganza offers live music and FREE indoor kids’ activities including a cookie decorating station, crafts, and Davenport Public Library story time.

    For the adults, don’t forget to enter the drawing! Two lucky winners will be going home with a $500 gift certificate to Necker’s Jewelers! The Freight House Farmers Market will remain open until 4 p.m. so you can shop local, too. After the sun goes down, the sculptures will be lit to make viewing extra spectacular so plan to share fun photos with friends and #tagtheQC!

    Icestravaganza is proud to be a part of Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend. Be sure to check out the many shops, galleries, museums, bars and restaurants in downtown Davenport.

    Icestravaganza is presented by Genesis Health System and the Downtown Davenport Partnership.   Additional support is provided by KLJB Fox 18, 97X, Quad-City Times, Mickle Communications, Werner Restoration, One Step Printing, Small Wonders Photography, Necker’s Jewelers, and the Davenport Levee Improvement Commission.

  • Dec
    4th

    Downtown retailers making holidays shine

    Davenport Today – As downtown Davenport continues its business boom, retailers are resurrecting the tradition of splashy holiday window displays that used to attract throngs to the central city in Decembers past.

    Read more here…

    *Photo provided by Davenport Today

  • Dec
    3rd

    Parker Building begins evolution under Restoration St. Louis

    The former Parker Building in downtown Davenport is being revived…

    Read the full story at Quad-City Times

     

  • Nov
    27th

    Small businesses enter crucial holiday shopping season

    WQAD – If you want to look at how busy the holiday shopping season can be, just ask a small business owner. It’s not just the big retail stores that are looking to draw in business over the next few weeks. Places like Crafted Quad Cities are trying to find their spot in a large holiday marketplace.

    See more here…

     

  • Nov
    20th

    Bix museum and archives planned for RME

    Dispatch Argus – The world’s largest public display of Bix Beiderbecke memorabilia will be housed in  the River Music Experience basement, with a projected opening in 2017.

    Read more here…

  • Nov
    18th

    Downtown Riverfront Gateway Begins Transformation

    (Davenport, IA) With a skillful swing of the wrecking ball on Wednesday, the vacant former hotel at 227 LeClaire St. in downtown Davenport began its transformation toward a bright future.  In the spring of 2014, the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of Quad Cities Chamber, recognized the importance of the long-challenged riverfront property and took a leadership role with its partner Demolition Davenport in acquiring and preparing the property for a private developer to reinvent the downtown gateway.

    Riverwatch LLC, led by local developers John Ruhl and John Carroll, was selected to redevelop the site following a request for proposals by the DDP Board of Directors.  A new vision was born known as Riverwatch Place, a $20 million-dollar multi-story office complex overlooking the Mississippi with a restaurant and retail component.  Riverwatch LLC will execute demolition and new construction of the proposed project.

    “Focused leadership and collaboration across the private and public sector brought this together,” said Kyle Carter Executive Director, DDP.  “I’m proud that our organization and its partners not only recognized an issue affecting the community, but took the risk and action necessary to solve it.  Like the Forrest Block or Blackhawk Hotel before it, we’re eager to take a very visible dilapidated property and transform it in to a symbol of downtown’s impressive momentum.”

    John Ruhl is also encouraged by the ongoing investment in the corridor.  “This project will create a lot of excitement in concert with the new YMCA Early Learning Center, riverfront park improvements, future YMCA, and redevelopment of the Wonder Bread and Harborview Buildings,” said Ruhl.  “Demolition of the current building and construction of Riverwatch Place will serve as a catalyst to further enhance this unique and highly visible downtown gateway.”

    The project also earned both state and local assistance to make construction financially feasible.  The state of Iowa awarded $837,876 in Brownfield Tax Credits to assist with environmental challenges, and the Davenport City Council approved up to $4.75 million in property tax reimbursements through Tax Increment Financing.

    Carter noted that much is yet to be done before the project is complete.  “Like all major projects, there will continue to be curveballs as progress unfolds, but we’re excited to work with John’s team to make a major improvement that the entire community will ultimately benefit from.”

    DDP and Demolition Davenport will remain stewards of the property until demolition is finished and the construction phase of Riverwatch Place begins.  Demolition is expected to be complete by the end of 2015, and new construction is slated to begin in spring 2016.

     

    Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, is a non-profit organization. As administrators of the downtown Self Supporting Municipal Improvement District (SSMID), DDP provides leadership and advocacy for downtown economic development, planning, cultural vitality, events, marketing, and clean-and-safe initiatives.

  • Oct
    19th

    Central Fire addition topped off

    Davenport Today – Chief Lynn Washburn called Friday’s topping off ceremony a mini goal on the way to the much larger goal of completion of the addition to Central Fire Station and its renovation.

  • Sep
    25th

    $60M Redevelopment Project Underway

    A project that will change the landscape for one of the Quad Cities’ urban corridors is now underway. The Parker Building, one of the key properties included in the $60 million City Square project developed by Restoration St. Louis, is under construction.

    The first buildings to be redeveloped within City Square are the Parker, Putnam, and Center buildings, situated in the core of downtown Davenport on 2nd Street     between Main and Brady. The Parker building will add multiple floors of Class A office space and two floors of luxury residential apartments.

    “It’s a real pleasure to see construction in full-swing at Parker,” said Kyle Carter, Executive Director, Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP). “City Square will    accelerate and fundamentally change the energy of our already vibrant downtown. DDP is proud to have played a role in putting this complex deal together, and    we’re excited to see Parker open in 2016 and the next phase of construction to begin after its completion.”

    Phase two of City Square will include an extension of Hotel Blackhawk via a new hotel known as The Blackhawk Suites within the Putnam building located at the   corner of 2nd & Main Streets. In addition, the adjacent Center Building will be renovated to provide a grocer, retail space, and additional amenities. Beyond the $60   million to be invested on the south side of the block, Restoration St. Louis has also partnered with Eastern Iowa Community College to plan a new urban campus in   the former First Federal and First Midwest bank buildings on the north side of the block, in conjunction with redeveloping the KAHL/Capitol Theatre building on 3rd Street.

    Wells Fargo Bank will become the office and retail anchor in the renovated Parker Building at
    104 W. 2nd St.

  • Sep
    17th

    Davenport receives honors at White House ceremony

    KWQC – At Wednesday’s event, the First Lady recognized the 52 communities, including Davenport that have achieved gold medals in each of the five goal areas, which include providing healthy school meals, opportunities for physical activity during and outside of school, and healthier early care and education programs.

    Read more here…

    *photo provided by KWQC

  • Sep
    11th

    Figge architect helps museum celebrate

    Davenport Today – When renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield took on his first-ever American architectural commission more than a decade ago in Davenport, he was flummoxed by the contrast between the city’s downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods.

    Read more on his return visit and thoughts on downtown Davenport today…

    *photo provided by Davenport Today

  • Sep
    10th

    Daytrotter’s Sean Moeller sees Quad Cities as epicenter for the arts

    Dispatch Argus – Nine years ago, Sean Moeller set out to create his “dream job,” and Daytrotter was born. Today, more than 5,000 recording sessions later, it seems there is no stopping the music powerhouse.

    Read more here…

    *photo provided by The Dispatch

  • Aug
    10th

    Road Project to close Harrison

    Davenport Today – Harrison Street will be completely shut down this month pending Iowa Department of Transportation approval as the first part of a two-year partnership between the City and state to resurface Harrison and Brady streets.

    Read more here…

    *photo provided by Davenport Today

  • Jul
    29th

    Runners, riders invade Davenport

    Davenport Today– Whether you were a baby in a cape at Junior Bix, an elite athlete that led the seven-mile race ,or were part of the Palmer College of Chiropractic spine that trailed the body of runners up Brady Street, you made the July event one of Davenport’s most popular.

    Read more here…

    *photo provided by Davenport Today