New Moline pub links name to history


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Posted Online: May 15, 2013, 6:40 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
MOLINE -- A new downtown Moline business has a tie with the past.

Pub 1848 recently opened at 1601 River Drive, Suite 106, in RiverStation. Operating partner Ashley Billiet, a graduate of Moline High School, said she wanted to put some history into the name.

The year 1848 is when Moline was incorporated and the year John Deere moved to Moline, she said.

Ms. Billiet worked with owner Mark Roemer to renovate the space,which most recently was The Landing. Work included new flooring, ceiling, tables and other custom touches to make the space cozy, comfortable and feel like a neighborhood pub, Ms. Billiet said.

"It is all about shaking hands and customer service," she said.

Pub 1848 has two patios and offers craft beers, martinis and signature drinks. Hours are 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, noon to 3 a.m. Saturday, and noon to 2 a.m. Sunday.

















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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