Rolling ribbon-cutting will note new Rock Island businesses

Posted Online: Aug. 21, 2014, 6:47 pm
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ROCK ISLAND – Renaissance Rock Island will celebrate nine downtown businesses that are new, expanding, relocated or under new ownership with a rolling ribbon-cutting starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendees will move from business to business, with a ribbon cut at each one. It will start at Small Wonders Photography, 321 24th St. in Jackson Square, then continue to other locations.

The other businesses are Small Wonders Photography in Jackson Square; Tapas Yoga Shala, 100 19th St., Suite 102 in McKesson Lofts; Inland Home Mortgage, Suite 103 in McKesson Lofts; Herbert F. Schultz Jr. P.C., Suite 101 in McKesson Lofts; East Town Chinese, 1825 2nd Ave. in Star Block; Zodiac Portraits, 1700 2nd Ave., The Shoppes on 2nd; Neppl Law Centre´╗┐, 120 16 ½ St.; District Theatre, 1623 2nd Ave. in Bowlby Building; and L Couture By Tita's Linens, 1616 2nd Ave. in Goldman Family Block.

The new Luxury Hair Boutique in The Shoppes on 2nd is unable to participate in the rolling ribbon-cutting but will have a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. Sept. 5.

The first rolling ribbon-cutting was held in April, celebrating 10 businesses.

For more information about Renaissance Rock Island, visit or call 309-788-6311.


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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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