April 18, 2014

 

 

As residential development and adaptive reuse of local historic buildings increases, so does the need for local and niche shopping opportunities.

 

The Shoppes on 2nd is a retail incubator located in downtown Rock Island.  The development is truly a community effort designed to promote and increase the retail industry in Rock Island. The City of Rock Island and Renaissance Rock Island have partnered to make this endeavor a reality.

 

The Shoppes on 2nd is not a co-op, but instead consists of six independent retail suites.  Each suite is customed tailored to best showcase each indepedent retailer's products and brand.

 

Many communities have created retail “incubators” as a means of nurturing new businesses, affording them the opportunity to grow and prosper. The Shoppes on 2nd is a shining example of adaptive re-use of an existing building which had been under-utilized for over ten years. The investment in the building is also an investment in the community and the future of Rock Island.

 

 

Suites 3 and 5 are available for rental! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Vivian's Vintage Varieties

1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 6, Rock Island, IL 61201


Description: A retail experience with a focus on antiques, vintage jewelry, furniture, collectibles, and more.
Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am to 6pm / Sat: 10am to 4pm

Phone: 309-781-5679 

 

 

Good Karma Shirt Co.

1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 4, Rock Island, IL. 61201

Description: Handcrafted and custom designed Re-purposed clothing, hula hoops, and other products targeting young -in-spirit people who love life, music, and celebration. Our first permanent, physical presence in the Quad Cities will provide a warm, inviting atmosphere that will accentuate our “cool styled” clothing, as well as create a meeting place for like-minded people seeking their own totally individualized piece of clothing or accessories.

Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am to 6pm / Sat: 10am to 4pm

Phone: 563-340-6035

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Website: www.facebook.com/GoodKarmaShirtCo

 

 Zola Gallery

1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 2, Rock Island, IL 61201


Description: The Quad Cities first premier EcoArts gallery, Zola Gallery is taking the lead in EcoArts growth and environmental practices. Zola Gallery offers high quality EcoArt pieces in a professional, industry-standard setting while promoting “Eco-literacy” and environmental themes. 

Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am to 6pm / Sat: 10am to 4pm

Phone: 816-825-9849

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Website: http://www.facebook.com/ZolaGallery