May 23, 2015



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.



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SwitchStance Skateboard Shop

1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 1, Rock Island, IL 61201

Description: Switch Stance is the Quad Cities’ first skater owned and operated skate supply store offering premium skateboarding products including apparel, supplies, and accessories. Here, our promise is simple. We order from premium suppliers to bring you top-of-the-line products ranging from Switch Stance branded boards, apparel and accessories, to Shake Junt, Baker, DGK, Diamond Supply, Grizzly, Royal Trucks, Skate Mental and more. 

Our goal is to offer skate supplies to meet the needs of skateboarders in and throughout the Quad Cities. From season to season we’ll offer deals, promotions, events and campaigns all geared to get hyped to skate.

Hours: Monday-Tuesday12:00 pm-8:00 pm


Thursday-Saturday12:00 pm-8:00 pm


Sunday12:00 pm-6:00 pm


Phone: (309) 912-0110


Luxury Hair Boutique 

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

Description: Luxury Hair Boutique is a premier hair extension boutique providing clients with the finest 100% Virgin Hair Extensions & Weaving Services. We only carry the most highly sought after hair extensions on the market including Brazilian, Peruvian, Eurasian, and Malaysian textures. Our goal is to supply luxurious hair that's easy to maintain at competitive prices while ensuring exceptional customer service.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 am-6:30 pm/ Saturday 9:30 am-3 pm

Phone: (309) 737-4447


Zodiac Portraits 

1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 3, Rock Island, IL 61201

Description: Zodiac is a full service portrait studio offering on location or in studio portrait services. With a relaxed, fun, and patient atmosphere, Zodiac Portraits can take care of all your photographic needs.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday10 am-7 pm

Phone: (309) 788-3686


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: Tuesday- Friday 11 am-6 pm / Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Phone: 563-340-6035

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1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 5, Rock Island, IL 61201

Available for rent.

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

Available for rent.