On the top of the hill in Rock Island, Illinois, near Augustana College is a wonderful neighborhood shopping and dining area called the College Hill District. This area is perfect for eclectic shopping and dining. It is also an excellent area for serving your other daily needs through numerous service related businesses. It is easy to walk from place to place while enjoying the ambiance.
When I go to College Hill, I often go with friends and visit the various antique and vintage shops including Dar-Jac Antiques & Jewelry, Estate of Grace, Fred & Ethel’s Retro Antiques, GV’s Stuff, Jackson’s Antiques, and Vintage Rose Antiques. If I need something to add to my collections or to just browse…this is a fun place to explore!
If I get hungry or need a coffee or cocktail when I am shopping, Cool Beanz is a perfect choice as well as Radical Effects Brewerks. Other excellent options include the Corner Tap, Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, Harris Pizza, Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tavern, La Rancherita, Lee’s of 14th, Mulkey’s Restaurant, Taste Buds, and the Quarter Til Tap.
Other retail shops include Bike & Hike, Handy True Value Hardware, Lamps Flower Shop, M & M Hardware, Gallery Portofino, Rock Island Diamond Co., Sports Depot, Sunshine’s Performing Arts, Tim’s Corner Comics, and the Vaporosity Shop.
There are also a number of service related businesses to meet your needs. From hair and beauty to bike and camera repair, you can find it in the College Hill District.
The College Hill District Organization sponsors several community events during the year. The Retro Rally in the spring is a celebration of the era of poodle skirts, bobby socks and hot rod cars; College Hill-O-Ween, which will be held October 31st is geared towards families with children to trick or treat; the annual Christmas Walk is a perfect time to do your holiday shopping in style. It’s always fun to shop on the hill!
Getting ready for Hill-O-Ween festivities!
For more information: www.collegehilldistrict.com
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