Monday, July 17, 2006

Monday Bits and Pieces

Sounds like a Jimmy John's is probably coming to the area near Marquette and Locust.

The CityView (former Courtland) Apartments are almost half rented already. Hopefully this means that people are willing to pay for a river view and proximity to downtown, which could help the neighborhoods surrounding downtown.

Tuckpointing continued on the Crescent Macaroni building. Ongoing maintenance is definitely a good thing. AC included is also a good thing right now.

Early word is that Sieg Iron Lofts residents may be able to move in around December.

Does anyone know if the crane will be out of Brady Street by Bix Weekend?

No real progress yet on Bechtel-Lincoln Park at 2nd and Iowa. I've been told that the "water" seen on the map is more like cement with fountains shooting through it than actual standing water or reflecting pools.

I almost used a variation of the image on the right to revive "Where in the QC is this?" but decided to just post a near and far view of this sign that I found humorous.

Seems like Jeff Gove has a problem playing golf with 16 year old girls. I greatly prefer Joe Ogilvie's quote in that article about golf being entertainment. The fact is that when Michelle Wie dropped out, she was ahead of a number of PGA tour members. To me that says she can compete. After seeing that course for the first time Friday, I think I would shoot about 150 if I ever played there. For that reason I shouldn't ever be allowed to play there.

This next piece comes to us from WindingHills
Sports Illustrated finally posted their Road Trip article about John O'Donnell Stadium. They describe the stadium for about 2 paragraphs and then start talking about non-QC-related things. There's also no pictures of the stands, which just makes it look like a baseball diamond on the river surrounded by a berm. Stupid mainstream media...

With the airshow, the Blues fest, JDC, Sturgis and Taste of the QC all behind us, what else are people looking forward to this summer? Just off the top of my head there's still the Mississippi Valley Fair, River Roots Live music festival, and of course the Bix.

11 Comments:

At 7/17/2006 4:16 PM, Blogger Aloaber said...

The crane will be removed by race day.

 
At 7/17/2006 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope it is true about JJ!

 
At 7/17/2006 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brew Ha Ha! and Ribfest!

 
At 7/17/2006 8:38 PM, Blogger hoganj300 said...

3 Jimmy Johns in the Quad Cities in one year. That was fast! Bettendorf, Moline, Davenport. It's nice that there putting this one near St. Ambrose. JJ originated in Champaign in the 80's and spreaded out to other college towns and Chicago, but in recent years they have been popping up almost anywhere in the Midwest.

 
At 7/17/2006 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats a Jimmy Johns?

 
At 7/17/2006 9:08 PM, Blogger The Colonel said...

A great Sandwich Shop....

 
At 7/17/2006 9:18 PM, Blogger pioneer98 said...

How about Tug Fest and Ya Maka My Weekend?

 
At 7/18/2006 10:34 AM, Blogger WindingHills said...

No love for letting you know about the SI find. I see how it is!

 
At 7/18/2006 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that they already have had some crime problems, from outside sources, at CityView? And are they trying to keep it hushed up? This was hearsay from former cop.

 
At 7/18/2006 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heatherton Block Party! Runs every night. BYOG (bring your own gun) and 40!

 
At 7/18/2006 3:12 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

There ya go WindingHills

 

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