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New shops open doors in Village of East Davenport
One of the most historic and widely recognized storefronts in the Village of East Davenport is back in business.
The original Isabel Bloom store on Mound Street between 11th and 12th streets is to open Saturday as a gift and home-decor shop. It is an expansion of Just Because in Muscatine, where it has operated for 14 years.
"A tavern for women": Past and present downtown come together
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Bev Thumann, 74, has fond memories of downtown. From a Second Street apartment window in 1950s Davenport, she and her grandmother watched people walking down the street to the drug store, the movies or the cigar shop.
“It didn’t cost anything,” she said. “We would sit in the window and we would watch the families waiting for the bus, we’d see the kids go around the poles and it was just a good feeling. The kids were having a good time [and] we were having a good time.”