Investing in the community’s core. Davenport’s downtown has seen plenty of changes over the last few years with major efforts to bring more people to live, work, and visit. See the full story here.
The Tip of the Iceberg: Alternating Currents Joins a Crop of New Festivals Highlighting a Vibrant Music Community
It was a sign of the times when the Downtown Davenport Partnership announced last month that it would replace the River Roots Live outdoor music festival – after a 12-year run – with a multi-venue indoor festival called Alternating Currents. … Continued
Maybe we’re biased, but we think bullets 1, 3 & 5 are pretty good ideas. Read the full story here. Photo Credit: Jeff Cook (Quad City Times)
During opening day of the Freight House Farmers Market’s outdoor season on Saturday, there were plenty of new foods to sample and old favorites to revisit. One thing’s for sure: There’s a story behind every vendor. Read on for a … Continued
What pairs well with an eclectic whiskey bar and performance venue? If you ask Davenport-based entrepreneur Dan Bush, co-owner of Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, the answer is simple: A barbecue restaurant, bar and beer garden — the … Continued
If you’ve ever been downtown you’ve likely patroned or passed by Me & Billy. From the incredibly delicious, ever-changing menu to the Instagram friendly interior, M&B has all the qualities for a perfect night out, which is exactly why we … Continued
If there’s one rule during Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week, it’s this: Try something new. The fifth annual celebration of local breweries, homebrewers and craft beer drinkers is happening now through Sunday, with events and tappings planned at area venues each … Continued
A trilingual yard sign that began popping up in communities across the country after the U.S. presidential election has made its way to the Quad-Cities. Read the full story here. Photo Credit: Jack Cullen (Quad-City Times)
John Hedden, an archaeologist with the University of Iowa, pulled up to a construction site at Davenport’s 4th Street and Western Avenue on April 11, 2016, to scout what would be an emergency excavation. Read the full article here. Photo Credit: Office of the State Archaeologist
As an abstract impressionist painter, Regan Hatfield typically clings to his serenity while he works. But the Quad-City artist has, in recent years, grown accustomed to having an audience. Read the full article here. Photo Credit: John Schultz (Quad-City Times)
The list of cool new businesses coming to downtown Davenport just keeps on growing. Within the next few weeks, work is expected to begin on building a bicycle/beer/brats store as well as a separate panini sandwich shop in a vacant building … Continued
Opening day for food trucks in Davenport turned out to be a hit. Several vendors ended up having to turn people away because they sold out. Get the full story here.
If the city of Davenport’s pilot food truck program was an indication, expect lines at Bechtel Park Tuesday afternoon through evening. Read the full story here. Photo Credit: John Schultz (Quad-City Times)
Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is excited to announce the inaugural Alternating Currents festival; the two-day event will take place the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26, replacing River Roots Live. Throughout the weekend, a dozen venues across downtown will … Continued
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
Over the course of the next two months, there will be vital construction occurring downtown. Unfortunately, this also means traffic congestion. Starting on April 3rd, the two west/left lanes of Brady St. (from River Dr. to 7th St) will be … Continued
St. Patrick’s Day is approaching quickly and we have your guide to downtown for the festivities! The Grand Parade will start in Rock Island at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and make it’s way over to Davenport. Practice the words to … Continued
EVENTS ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP – Summer, 2017 Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, is seeking college students interested in enhancing their education and experience in event planning, marketing, and implementation. This internship position offers hands-on experience … Continued
The 1910 historic Putnam building in downtown Davenport will soon complete renovations and be transformed into a building called The Current, Iowa. Read the full story here.
Concerned last year that downtown Davenport would lose one of its historic buildings, one resident went out on a whim to save it. Read the full article here. Photo Credit: Kevin E. Schmidt, Quad-City Times
When Dorothy Gaffney says she waited a lifetime to see the Cubs World Series trophy, she means it. Read the full article here.
In a computer lab in downtown Davenport, a group of 14 students is exploring and training for what could be the next generation of digital jobs. Read the full article here. Photo Credit: Kevin Schmidt, Quad-City Times
At the Peace, Love & the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell Family Benefit Concert slated for Saturday at the RiverCenter, Davenport, dozens of area musicians will take the stage to honor Kell, the Quad-City icon who died in December. … Continued
The Downtown Davenport Partnership presented the fifth annual Icetravaganza on Saturday at the Freight House on River Drive. Read the full article here.