Third Thursday: Mother’s Day (Extended)!

May 14th, 2018 | Filed under , , .

Mom’s know that not everything arrives on it’s due date, but it’s better late than never! Most of us are past the age where macaroni art will suffice for a present (specially if it’s a late gift!), so take your mom out … Continued


Third Thursday: Spring Has Sprung!

April 12th, 2018 | Filed under , , , .

The sun is shining & spring is finally here! 🐣🌷☀️🐇 Join us for Third Thursday and hop around downtown with friends. We’ve compiled all the Downtown Davenport deals happening the Third Thursday in April. It changes every month! Participating businesses … Continued


Third Thursday: A Wee Bit of Irish!

March 13th, 2018 | Filed under , .

Celebrate a wee bit of the Irish with a St. Patrick’s Day themed Third Thursday! Hop around and shop local with friends.   We’ve compiled all the Downtown Davenport Deals happening the Third Thursday in March. It changes every month! … Continued


Third Thursday: Get Romantic

February 13th, 2018 | Filed under .

Spoil your sweetheart or yourself with a little retail therapy and drinks! Hop around and shop local with friends. We’ve compiled all the Downtown Davenport Deals happening the Third Thursday in February. It changes every month! Participating businesses (keep checking … Continued


Third Thursday: Beat the Winter Blues!

January 16th, 2018 | Filed under , .

The holidays are over, the New Year has come and gone, and the toasty warm temps of summer are yet to come. So, what is the best way to beat your winter blues? Shopping – of course! We’ve compiled all … Continued


Third Thursday Holiday Edition: Deals, Drinks and Dining!

December 14th, 2017 | Filed under , .

In this special holiday edition of Third Thursday,come downtown for a night of shopping, cocktails and fun! Check out the list of participating businesses and start planning your night out in your town! Get someone for everyone on your list … Continued


Third Thursday: Giveaways, postcards, and holiday shopping!

November 16th, 2017 | Filed under , .

Come downtown for a night of shopping, cocktails and fun! Check out the list of participating businesses and start planning your night out downtown! About Third Thursday Third Thursday is a special monthly self-guided tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping … Continued

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5 Reasons to Love Third Thursday Downtown

September 20th, 2017 | Filed under , , , .

Every month, the small businesses of Downtown Davenport team up to stay open a little bit later (9PM), hold special events, and offer special discounts on a ton of pretty rad stuff. We’ve deemed this occasion “Third Thursday” because, well, … Continued

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Streetfest hosts the newest form of mobile vendor

July 27th, 2017 | Filed under , , , , .

The Downtown Davenport Partnership is a huge fan of incorporating the newest and best forms of salesmanship at the annual Street Fest. For years, Street Fest has hosted traveling vendors who spend their summers jumping from festival to festival, and … Continued

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Can’t Miss Happenings of Bix7 weekend 2017

July 27th, 2017 | Filed under , , , , , .

*in chronological order* Kickoff to BIX Weekend Party! Join the team at Coworkqc for an early bird Bix party! Tonight, from 5-8pm, stop in for a happy hour or full night of cocktails, apps, swag, music and more!   CINEMA … Continued


Mid-century store finds niche in Davenport

July 18th, 2017 | Filed under , , , .

Mid-century and Danish modern furniture may be a niche market, but Joe and Michelle Stroehle believe they have nailed it with their River Bend Retro store in Davenport. Read the full story here.

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Taco ‘Bout It: Abernathy’s Edition

April 11th, 2017 | Filed under , .

For our second edition of Taco “bout it we grabbed some black bean tacos from Fresh Deli with Becca Nicke from Abernathy’s. We chatted about the start of the shop, its current updates and their upcoming vending season highlighted by … Continued

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QC Food Hub opens after renovations

January 16th, 2017 | Filed under , , , .

After three weeks of interior remodeling, the Quad Cities Food Hub in Davenport is once again open for business.   Read the full article here.


The Secret Club: With Eight Releases, Cartouche Records Has Crafted a Quirky Identity

August 18th, 2016 | Filed under , , .

Ragged Records holds thousands of vinyl, categorized mostly by genre, but one special label has its own section. Cartouche Records has a permanent spot holding the eight LP’s produced on the label. These eight albums are just as “unique” and … Continued

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New Developments Change Brady Street View

August 3rd, 2016 | Filed under , , , .

Every year thousands of people crowd the downtown Davenport area for the Bix7 race, and this year they saw a new view. $98 million in investments have changed the face of the downtown area over the past year and Brady … Continued


Mayor recognizes businesses

April 11th, 2016 | Filed under , , .

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…


Downtown retailers making holidays shine

December 4th, 2015 | Filed under , , .

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


Small businesses enter crucial holiday shopping season

November 27th, 2015 | Filed under , .

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. … Continued


JumpOnIt Mobile Deals

April 9th, 2015 | Filed under , , .

Looking for the best deals at restaurants, shops, salons, and other businesses in the Quad Cities? JumpOnIt is here to help! As the newest form of savings, this mobile couponing source helps you save money by texting you the best … Continued


Beaux Arts Fair Weekend

May 5th, 2014 | Filed under , , , , .

Figge Art Museum– The spring Beaux Arts Fair will be taking place this weekend on the plaza in front of the Figge Art Museum. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday more than 200 artisans will fill the … Continued


Mother’s Day Specials Downtown

April 28th, 2014 | Filed under , , , .

Dine with Mom, Shop for Mom, and Pamper Mom Downtown this Mother’s Day! Check out all of specials downtown business have to offer this Mother’s Day: Abernathy’s – 315 E. 2nd St. Buy two pieces jewelry and get a free pair of … Continued


Ice fest brings warm smiles in Davenport Sunday

February 20th, 2013 | Filed under , , , , .

QC Online — Though Katy Perry wasn’t playing at the booming outdoor speaker on 2nd Street Sunday afternoon, Matthew Meadows applied just the right combination of hot and cold to a dazzlingly detailed ice sculpture of a dragon. Using a … Continued

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Icestravaganza – POSTPONED

January 8th, 2013 | Filed under , , , , .

Due to expected inclement weather, Icestravaganza has been  postponed.  Please check back with our page soon for an announcement regarding its rescheduled date. Icestravaganza is a family event in downtown Davenport featuring an outdoor skating rink (weather permitting), ice sculptures and exhibition,  … Continued

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Spa Luce Featured in InStyle Magazine

September 25th, 2012 | Filed under , .

Spa Lucé was featured in the Instlyle Magazine Blackbook edition that features spas from all over the country! Spa Lucé was recognized for its fantastic nail services!! Come in and enjoy what the buzz is all about! Visit their Facebook … Continued


‘Dog Days of summer hit Bucktown

August 30th, 2012 | Filed under , , .

The Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus – The artists and galleries of Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, will celebrate the end of summer with a two-day “Dog Days” event this weekend. Dog Days will kick off … Continued


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  • Feb

    Davenport Riverfront Proposal – The Riverfront as Integrated Art

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    The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) and Figge Art Museum, in cooperation with the City of Davenport, presented a proposal that integrates public art concepts in to the design and development of the RiverVision plan and ongoing riverfront improvements. Produced in conjunction with RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, a division of RDG Planning & Design of Des Moines, the plan focuses on the Davenport riverfront portion known as Main Street Landing from Harrison to Pershing Streets.

    The goal of the project is to integrate an artistic vision in to the ongoing design and development of the RiverVision plan, ensuring greater opportunities for the public to engage and enjoy the Mississippi riverfront and downtown.  Further, the proposal seeks to develop an overall story for the riverfront that will establish it as an iconic destination and bolster its connection with downtown Davenport and the entire Quad Cities.

    “This proposed update to RiverVision was a thorough process and has great potential to create new private and public investment for years to come,” said Kyle Carter, Executive Director of Downtown Davenport Partnership. “The hard work of building public support, fundraising models, and execution of the big idea remain, but it all starts with a shared vision.”

    “The undulating currents and whiling eddies of the Mississippi are echoed in the contours of the riverfront, offering new destinations for recreation and reflection, entertainment and events,” said David Dahlquist, RDG Dahlquist Art Studio. “The concept builds upon previous studies to connect the riverfront with downtown Davenport and the Figge Art Museum, inviting people to gather at the river’s edge and to explore multi-use venues. The Skybridge is a primary link to the pavilion, sky deck, event lawn, and more.”

    The proposed 9-phase project has a projected $53 million total investment (excluding Phase 1 & 2, which are ongoing investments). The plan design is intended to be resilient in flooding and provide unique views during flood events, and is responsive to existing utilities.

    • Construction of Celebration Plaza – flexible event space and adjacent lot improvements (Phase1 & 2)
    • Skydeck Pavilion & Main Street Promenade ($9.8M)
      • Skydeck Pavilion provides opportunity for public/private restaurant and event space
    • Main Street Events Lawn & River Edge Public Art ($6.5M)
      • Sculptural frameworks are thoughtfully integrated throughout, engaging people with beautiful views of their community and realigning perspectives
      • Sculptural frame concept provides opportunity for additional riverfront sculptures throughout each Quad Cities riverfront modified to each community’s unique vision
    • Upstream River Edge, Promenade & Public Art ($9M)
    • Playgrounds, Natural Discovery, Promenades (7.5M)
    • River Access, Promenade, Transition to LeClaire Park ($5.6M)
    • Urban Lounge Park ($2.2M)
    • Mirror Plaza ($11M)

    The riverfront proposal would enable significant new private/public investment opportunities downtown. Funding this proposal will require leadership from both the private and public sector.

    The proposal was presented at a meeting February 15, 2019 hosted by Davenport Mayor and City Council, DDP Board, and Figge Art Museum Board, and includes additional stakeholders: Davenport Riverfront Improvement Commission, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Design Review Board, and the Q2030 Riverfront Work Group. All parties saw the proposal simultaneously with the public.  This coalition of civic and private organizations has never met all at once, which is itself a historic and exciting moment.

    This proposed plan will continue to be discussed and public feedback will be important.

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  • Oct

    Halloween Happenings

    Get spooky in downtown Davenport. From Trick or Treat, parades, haunted speakeasys, and showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show – here’s the list of everything Halloweenish happening downtown this week:

    Friday, October 27

    6 – 9 PM  •  Artoberfest Final Friday at Bucktown Center for the Arts

    Combining Fall, Halloween and of course, Art, for this month’s Final Friday, there’ll be a chili cookoff and artist decorated Halloween/Autumn glasses with craft beer from Front Street Brewery.

    Sara Slee Brown’s work is on exhibit in the MidCoast Gallery, Central High School students will sing a medley of tunes from Little Shop of Horrors (8 – 9 p.m.) and Heidi Brandt is launching the third Art Meets the River calendar.

    And of course, there our great artists will be on hand to visit and talk about their work! More info>


    Saturday, October 28

    10:30 AM  •  The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour, German American Heritage Center & Museum

    Join the GAHC for the much anticipated and inaugural, haunted walking tour! After much success with the summer historic house tour, they thought it only appropriate to create a tour that’s a little spookier just in time for Halloween. So grab your walking shoes and a water bottle and join them every Saturday at 10:30 as we explore downtown Davenport and share the many haunts, murders, and mysteries that Davenport holds!
    Tours are $5 per person More info>

    2 PM  •  City of Davenport Halloween Parade 

    Looking for the parade route? Click here.

    8 PM  •  Howl UP at the moon

    Head to UP Skybar at The Current Iowa for a Halloween party & costume contest!  $800 in prizes for costume contest, Winners announced at 11pm.
    Free appetizers 8pm-10pm. Live DJ with DJ Tom X. Price: $20.00 per person. More info>

    8PM  •  Haunted Speakeasy Party

    Join Cru for their 3rd annual Haunted Speakeasy party! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Featuring some devilish drink specials throughout the evening! More info>


    Sunday, October 29

    Noon – 5 p.m.  •  Day of the Dead Family Fiesta

    This traditional Mexican holiday, The Day of the Dead, is celebrated with great joy, laughter, music and dance as we remember the lives of lost loved ones. Enjoy free admission all day as you join us to celebrate the rich cultural traditions of El Día de los Muertos through art projects, live performances, music and food. More info>


    Monday, October 30

    6 – 9 PM  •  Eat the Treets

    If you haven’t been to Eat the Streets yet, it’s a social gathering with lots of cool cars, and awesome food trucks happening at the foot of the Davenport Skybridge. More info>


    6 – 9 PM  •  Halloween Group Run

    Brought to you by Fleet Feet Sports Davenport who says… Don’t come to this. It will be boring. Don’t show up in a costume. Don’t win free shoes from Altra Running for having the “best” costume, OR, the “least runable” costume. Certainly, do not have fun while running a bridge loop with friends. And please, do NOT drink a beer afterwards at Great River Brewery. Finally, certainly refrain from bringing a spooky snack for our petrifying potluck in the reserved side room. Stay home. More info>


    Tuesday, October 31

    5 – 9 PM  •  6th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show

    happening at Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms, Dinner Buffet from 5pm until 7pm when Rocky Horror starts, The first movie showing starts at 5pm with Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman followed by the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    Menu includes:
    7-layer salad
    Hot German Potato salad
    Chicken Pot Pie
    Tuna casserole
    Acorn Squash
    Assorted Appetizers and Desserts

    More info>

    5:30 – 7:30 PM  •  City of Davenport Trick or Treat

    7 PM • Frankie and the Witch Fingers w/ Native Harrow

    at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel. Get tickets>

    8 PM   The Dawn presents: Halloween Show

    at Dayrotter. Get tickets>


    Know of a Halloween event happening downtown that is not on the list? Shoot Alisha a note at and we will get it added!

  • Sep

    5 Reasons to Love Third Thursday Downtown

    Every month, the small businesses of Downtown Davenport team up to stay open a little bit later (9PM), hold special events, and offer special discounts on a ton of pretty rad stuff. We’ve deemed this occasion “Third Thursday” because, well, it’s on the 3rd Thursday of the month and why complicate things?   We highly suggest you come down and celebrate all things downtown!  Here’s why:

    1. Deals, Steals & Freebies – DUH!
      Downtown Davenport businesses offer serious benefits during third Thursday. Nearly every month you can find a shop giving away free drinks, find all day happy hours, or significant percentage off unique retail items.
    2. Local, Unique Entrepreneurs Build Communities
      By now you’ve probably seen the “Every time you buy something at a small business, a real person does a happy dance” quote. Well, it’s true. When you shop downtown, you’re actually fueling someone’s dream and HARD work while keeping your money in town. Support the local entrepreneurs busting their butts to make cool stuff and provide awesome service- not people sitting in a corporate board room hundreds of miles away. Supporting downtown biz fosters creativity and pushes OUR community forward!
    3. It’s Thirsty Thursday, Too
      In addition to boutiques, shops and restaurants offering steals, deals and discounts… THE BARS DO TOO! 2 for 1’s; $2 off, all day happy hours,1/2 bottles of wine…the list goes on! If there’s one thing for certain, downtown is not lacking on drink specials during Third Thursday.
    4. Special Events
      Almost every month one of our venues host a concert/comedy night during third Thursday. So not only can you shop/eat/drink without hurting your wallet, but you can make it a full-fledged date night complete with a show. This month we even have a magazine release & fashion show!
    5. Because Downtown Rules!

    With all that said, GET DOWNTOWN!

    September 2017’s Third Thursday specials:
    • Barrel House (211 E 2nd St) –Don’t miss out on ½ priced fall martini’s and bottles of wine! Half priced appetizers start at 9 pm!
    • Energized Café (226 W 3rd St.) – Energized Café is hosting an Open Mic Night! Sing a song, share a poem or just enjoy LIVE music and great coffee from 6-8pm.
    • Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St.) – Take a moment to appreciate the new exhibit “Endless Flight” with the artist who created it, Edouard Duval-Carrie. The opening reception starts at 5:30pm with Duval-Carrie’s talk starting at 7pm.
    • Me & Billy (200 W. 3rd St.) – Get ready for fall with a $5 Pumpkin Mule! Support local and your wallet with $2 off any local drink!
    • River Music Experience (129 Main St.) – The Tillers are opening for the post-modern bluegrass group Head for the Hills! Music starts at 8pm!
    • The Phoenix (11 E 2nd St.) – The Phoenix is teaming up with Strung by Shawna and The Project of the Quad Cities for a string art benefit! (Registration is through Eventbrite) Let your waitress know that you’re there for Third Thursday and receive exclusive happy hour prices all day long!
    • Sippi’s American Grill & Craft Beer – Show your waitress this Facebook post and receive a 25 oz mug of one of our 22 craft beers for the price of a pint.
    • Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (304 E 3rd St.) – Detroit-based rock band, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas are headlining the night! Music starts at 7pm! Be sure to stick around for the free Triple Crown Comedy night that starts at 9:30!
    • What A Gem (218 W 3rd St.) – Use the code “editorial” for 10% off your purchase!

  • Sep

    ‘Talking Art’ With Johnnie Cluney

    Longtime WVIK listeners might remember the program Art Talks. It was hosted by the late Bruce Carter and featured interviews with local painters, musicians, and writers.

    Now, as part of our efforts to enhance coverage of the local art scene, we’ll bring you Talking Art, a segment during Morning Edition.

    Listen to the full story here.

  • Sep

    Scott Community College’s New Urban Campus On Schedule To Open Soon

    If you’ve been to downtown Davenport recently, you’ve probably noticed a big transformation taking place on 3rd Street between Brady Street and Main Street.

    It’s the future site of Scott Community College’s Urban Campus and we learned that it’s on schedule and under budget when WQAD News 8 had Breakfast With…” Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Chancellor Don Doucette on Thursday, September 14th live on Good Morning Quad Cities.

    Read the full story here.

  • Sep

    Ruby’s shifts Q-C bar scene in new gear

    If you’re checking to see if downtown Davenport’s newest bar and restaurant is hoppin’, don’t just look for cars in the parking lot.

    At Ruby’s Beers, Bikes & Brats, which opened on Sept. 1 at 429 E. 3rd St., you can bet plenty of diners arrived on two wheels.

    Read the full story here.

    Photo Credit: Kevin E.Schmidt (Quad City Times)

  • Sep

    Our scene isn’t like anywhere else, and we should embrace that

    “A football game and family time were the initial reasons for my trip to Austin, Texas, last week.

    But after hearing so much about the city’s booming music scene, I made it my mission to go to a show one night when I was free.”


    Read the full story here.


    Photo Credit: Amanda Hancock (QC Times)

  • Sep

    Artist takes on tall task, creates downtown Davenport welcome sign

    “Iowa-bound drivers on the Government Bridge soon will be greeted by a vibrant piece of art as they enter downtown Davenport.

    The 12-by-24-foot mural at the foot of the crossing will be unveiled Thursday afternoon.”

    Read the full story here.

    Photo Credit: Jeff Cook

  • Sep

    Inaugural Alternating Currents ‘exceeded expectations’

    “It’s nearly impossible to track how many people attended the inaugural Alternating Currents, which filled 16 venues in downtown Davenport with music, comedy, film and art over the weekend.

    Still, the Downtown Davenport Partnership crew, who organized the festival that replaced River Roots Live, say Alternating Currents’ first run “exceeded expectations.”

    Read the full story here.

    Photo Credit: Jeff Cook (QC Times)

  • Sep

    The Big Story: Making progress on Davenport’s riverfront

    “The canvas for the nine miles of city-controlled land along Davenport’s riverfront is so wide that Mayor Frank Klipsch’s map barely can contain it all.”

    Read the full story here.

    Photo Credit: Kevin E. Schmidt (QC Times)

  • Sep

    New festival marks a new kind of momentum in downtown Davenport

    “Alternating Currents, the mega two-day festival that kicks off Friday in downtown Davenport, wouldn’t have worked here just a year or two ago.”

    Read the full story here.

    Photo Credit: Jeff Cook (QC Times)

  • Sep

    First-ever Alternating Currents is this weekend: What you need to know

    “If you’re still wondering when River Roots Live is this year, you have some studying up to do about Alternating Currents. ”

    Read the full story here.


  • Sep

    Summer 2017 Galleries: Davenport welcomes the inaugural Alternating Currents festival

    “Labor Day weekend is here and summer draws to a close. But we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the season just yet. Throughout the weekend, we’ll be giving you a look back at the summer that was. This summer saw the inaugural Alternating Currents music, art, comedy and film festival in Davenport, Iowa Saturday August 26, 2017.”

    Read the full story here. 


    Photo Credit: Jeff Cook (QC Times)

  • Sep

    Follow-Up File: Ellis Kell won’t be forgotten at RME

    “Standing on the Adler Theatre stage last Saturday, Bret Dale had one minute and a microphone.

    Before Ben Folds performed, as part of the inaugural Alternating Currents festival, Dale wanted to honor the Quad-City music icon Ellis Kell.”

    Read the full story here. 

    Photo Credit: Kevin E. Schmidt (QC Times)

  • Aug

    Ribfest joins Street Fest to feature bands, barbecue

    Bigger and busier than ever, Street Fest took over downtown Davenport this past weekend closing off July with barbecue and live music.

    Read the full story here.

    Photo Credit : Meg McLaughlin (QC- Online)

  • Aug

    Big Story: Introducing the Current Iowa

    Davenport’s original skyscraper is rising again as The Current Iowa hotel.

    In the former Putnam Building at Second and Main streets, Amrit and Amy Gill’s Restoration St. Louis has renovated a tired downtown office building into a modern luxury hotel that champions the building’s past and will be a showplace for the Midwest art scene.

    Read the full story here.


    Photo Credit : Kevin E. Schmidt (Quad-City Times)

  • Aug

    Luxury hotel, rooftop bar opens in downtown Davenport

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — A luxury, boutique hotel complete with rooftop bar and restaurant has opened in downtown Davenport.

    On Wednesday, July 26, developers and city leaders cut the ribbon on The Current Iowa.

    Read the full story.

  • Jul

    Bix Beiderbecke Gets a Museum in America’s (Other) Birthplace of Jazz: Iowa

    By many jazz experts’ accounts, the genre had two grandfathers, separated by a little less than a thousand miles along the Mississippi River: Louis Armstrong, in New Orleans, and Leon Bismarck “Bix” Beiderbecke in Davenport, Iowa. They both played the cornet, both established styles unlike any of their contemporaries and both left an indelible mark on American music history.

    Read the full story.

  • Jul

    Quad-City Times Bix 7 : What’s new along the course?

    If you haven’t noticed all the new development around the Quad-City Times Bix 7 course, you may want to take another look.

    Read the full story here.

  • Jul

    New luxuray Davenport hotel shoes off art, amenities

    DAVENPORT — The sleek, stylish Current Iowa hotel, 215 Main St., is as much a sprawling modern-art gallery as it is the area’s newest travel and culinary destination.

    The $35-million yearlong transformation of the 1912 Putnam Building (designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham) — featuring the area’s first rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the Mississippi — was done by the owners of Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport. The 1915 Blackhawk reopened in late 2010 after a $46-million renovation and addition by Restoration St. Louis (RSL), and the nine-story Current Iowa opened Wednesday.

    Read the full story here.


    Photo Credit: Meg McLaughlin (QCOnline)