03 May2022May 3, 2022
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It is Small Business Week

It is Small Business Week

Small businesses are the heart of our downtown, giving us a unique personality that keeps people coming back. The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) supports these small businesses through grant programs that spark additional investment and growth. Last year, the DBO launched a Façade Improvement and Commercial Interior Improvement Grant Program in partnership with the City...

04 Dec2021December 4, 2021
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I-74 bridge is driving economic development in downtown Bettendorf

I-74 bridge is driving economic development in downtown Bettendorf

Downtown Bettendorf experienced a period of limited growth for many years due to the impending construction of the new Interstate 74 bridge. At first, it was anticipated the bridge construction could take as long as 10 years and the threat of eminent domain discouraged investment in our urban core. Who would want to run a...

15 Nov2021December 6, 2021
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Deck the Downtowns

Deck the Downtowns

Deck the Downtowns promotions start November 18, 2021 to encourage you to eat, drink, shop and be merry in Downtown Bettendorf. Deck the Downtowns Bett on Downtown Bettendorf for the Holidays where you’ll find: Downtown Gift Guide: Downtown Bettendorf offers plenty of gift ideas to furnish your dream home. Along with great places to eat,...

03 Nov2021December 4, 2021
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The quest of home improvement begins in Bettendorf

The quest of home improvement begins in Bettendorf

The owner of one of the oldest Bettendorf businesses says he’s seeing a lot of his hopes coming true. Don Keller has a front row seat to downtown’s growth explosion. The store his parents founded, K & K Hardware, more than 80 years ago serves as a vital anchor to the area’s burgeoning home improvement...

03 Nov2021December 4, 2021
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New, unique restaurants call downtown Bettendorf home

New, unique restaurants call downtown Bettendorf home

In some ways Verde—a new upscale Mexican restaurant in Bettendorf—mirrors the transformation happening downtown. Bright, bold colors grace the quaint interior and complement a menu not afraid to try something different. “We wanted to bring something new and unique to the area,” Verde’s manager Bri Choitz said. The same can be said of an area...

13 Oct2021November 2, 2021
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DBO awards first round of façade, interior improvement grants

Four Downtown Bettendorf businesses will share in more than $30,000 awarded through the new Façade Improvement and Commercial Interior Improvement grants by the Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO). DBO announced these grant recipients and projects: Façade Improvement Grants Tango Salon, 836 State St.; Leeann Themas, business and property owner; new façade work including milling headers, filling...