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Pershing Project coming soon!

Nathan has ALMOST finished the plans for our new project on Pershing in Davenport. True Luxury Loft units in Downtown Davenport. This project will have 37 amazing units, state of the art Fitness Center, year round lap fitness pool, executive business center, balconies, and much more.. Restoration, Rejuvenation -- LIVE, WORK, PLAY in Downtown Davenport.

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Memories flood back of living at the Blackhawk Hotel

Quad City Times by Gloria Fisher, of Senior Voice "Ahhh, yes ... I remember living at the Blackhawk Hotel! It was 58 years ago on this date, Dec. 19, 1952, that I moved into an efficiency apartment at the "best hotel in the Tri-Cities." It was my mother's idea. It was my first permanent move [...]

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Neighbors hope for collateral profit from Hotel Blackhawk

Quad City Times by: Jennifer DeWitt Although the spotlight is on the newly renovated Hotel Blackhawk right now, other businesses in downtown Davenport expect to share in the glow of the excitement it is creating. The reopening of the 95-year-old hotel last week has nearby retail stores, restaurants and tourism and city leaders alike confident [...]

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Readers share their Blackhawk memories

Blackhawk Ballerina  The date was Monday, Nov. 20, 1989. The venue, the Gold Room of the Blackhawk Hotel. Quoting from the next day’s Quad-City Times in an article by Cheri Bustos: “It was the first ever ‘Tea, Teddy Bear and Me’ party ... a Festival of Trees event sponsored by Cox Cable and the Disney [...]

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Blackhawk’s VIP guests

By: David Burke and Jan Touney, Of the Quad City Times Celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, politics and sports all bedded down for the night at the Blackhawk Hotel during its previous incarnations. Here are some of the memories they provided for those who saw a parade of dignitaries pass through: Burger for Bush [...]

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102-year-old remembers the Blackhawk

By: Bill Wundram, Of the Quad City Times At 102, perky Mildred Paarmann Schneff enjoys the longest-living memory of life at the Blackhawk Hotel. When she was 18 years old — a mere 84 years ago — she played violin with her two sisters in the hotel’s elegant dining room. Mildred, along with her sisters [...]

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We fell in love with the building and the rest is history

Restoration St. Louis partner Amy Gill calls it the “Whitey’s inducement.”In 2006 - when Davenport leaders were looking for an experienced developer to rescue the fire-damaged and long-neglected Blackhawk Hotel - former Davenport Mayor and then-Quad-City Development Group President Thom Hart had the perfect team in mind.His brother, David, worked with husband-and-wife team Amrit and [...]

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New Hotel Blackhawk a palace in Davenport

Quad City Times By Bill Wundram, Of the Quad City Times It’s an “a-ha” place. I never expected to be sitting in such born-again splendor as the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk. There was room for just two, but three of us wedged together on a tall-backed pouf. I’d never heard of a pouf, but [...]

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Meet the Gills

Quad City Times By:Alma Gaul, Of the Quad City Times A black Chevy Tahoe hybrid with Missouri plates sits on Davenport’s 3rd Street next to the Union Arcade building. Inside, its owner, Amy Gill, 46, of Restoration St. Louis, presides at a table with three men discussing a detail — nightstands — for the Hotel [...]

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Bill Wundram’s memories of the old Blackhawk

Quad City Times by: Bill Wunderam, of the Quad City Times Memories of the old Hotel Blackhawk linger in my mind. Play them again, Sam … THERE was the night when I sneaked into the Blackhawk’s kitchen to see what was on the menu. It was a party with a secret guest. The “secret” was [...]

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