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Ribbon cutting at QC Collective in The Shoppes on 2nd


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 12:00 pm
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Press release submitted by The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District


What: Ribbon cutting at QC Collective to celebrate their new location in downtown Rock Island and being the first tenant in The Shoppes on 2nd, a retail incubator.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting will be the Grand Opening followed by Gallery Hop featuring live artist demonstrations, light refreshments and plenty of seasonal cheer.

When: Friday, December 7, 2012
4:00PM

Where: QC Collective, 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 3, Rock Island, IL 61201

Who: Owners Sarah Ford and Andrew Skadberg, PhD, Rock Island city officials and community members will participate in the ribbon cutting.

Why: QC Collective, 1700 2nd Avenue Suite 3, Rock Island, is an innovative business that showcases retail items from over 55 local and regional artists. QC Collective features handmade products, artwork and gifts that are practical, functional and affordable. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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