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Visit A Retro Wonderland Near The Mississippi River

Last Saturday, after going to the Freight House Farmer’s Market in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River, I was returning to my car with a load of fresh veggies and other goodies when an interesting historic building caught my eye. I walked across the street and made my first visit to River Bend Retro.

Exterior View of River Bend Retro
Exterior View of River Bend Retro

River Bend Retro is an adventure for retro furniture, accessory connoisseurs, and casual collectors as well as for those who are inquisitive about the style, fashion and design of the recent past. Walking into the store, I was immediately engaged with the vignettes of delightfully unique and well crafted home furnishings.

Fabulous Red Chaise
Fabulous Red Chaise
A Lamp With The Wow Factor
A Lamp With The Wow Factor

While looking at the lines of the decor available I found several things that could be incorporated into an eclectic style of home. Why not add a starburst clock with a more traditional sofa? Be creative!

River Bend Retro has Danish Modern, Mid-Century Modern, vintage record albums, home accessories, clothing, and art. With a well stocked show room and a friendly staff, I think that you will want to return again and again.

Retro Clocks
Retro Clocks

River Bend Retro

520 West 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa

(563) 579-2615

Hours – Tuesday-Friday 11 am-6 pm; Saturday 10 am-5 pm

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Deborah Doehler As a life-time resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah is a multi-media artist who works in jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and computer generated design including Photoshop. She has retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. She also has her own design and studio company. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts, and supporting art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area.

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