Former Funnybone Comedy Club featured in Aug. 23 online auction

Posted Online: Aug. 14, 2014, 7:39 pm
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By Eric Timmons,
ROCK ISLAND -- The home of the former Funnybone Comedy Club, at 1712 2nd Ave., in downtown Rock Island will be featured in an online property auction on Aug 23.

The property is located between the former Warehouse night club and Le Figaro restaurant and is listed for sale at $265,000. The Aug. 23 auction will take place online at with an opening bid of $175,000 if no offer is received before the auction.

The building has a 5,930-square-foot first floor and a 6,000-square-foot second floor, with full open bar space consisting of two bars per floor. The property also has a basement, an elevator and a large walk-in cooler. For more information, visit, or call 1-866-371-3619.


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