Mia - Metall metalsmithing showcases working studio, original and unique jewelry

Kim Pierce, owner of Mia-Metall, has displayed her works and sold her unique offerings to many satisfied customers at Davenport’s Farmers M...

Mexican restaurant enhances on-going development along Brady Street corridor Things are percolating in several parts of the Hilltop Campus Village, and south Brady  Street is no exception.

Loa Compadres, a new restaurant providing ...

The George W. Smiley House has been given new life, now that the renovation of it has been completed. The two-story brick residence, built in the late 1860s, has been leased to three Palmer College of Chiropractic students. Members of the Hilltop ...

The Davenport Community Schools administration will be holding three listening sessions with the residents and business leaders who live and work within the current J.B. Young School boundary.  When J.B. Young closes as a school at the end o...

The Davenport Community School District Special Election to fill a position of the Davenport School Board will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

The following individuals have submitted their candidate papers: Clyde Mayfield, Elain...


Mark your calendar for the

Hilltop Campus Village

Office Open House!

Thursday, January 28,

5pm to 7pm

122 East 15th S...


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Nikki LaTray, owner of East Side Bakery at 15th and Harrison, is planning an open house for this Saturday, January 23rd 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by for ...

It cannot be put too strongly that businesses in the Hilltop Campus Village are open for business, and that patrons past and present are doing themselves and the businesses a disservice should they be avoiding these corridors due to the resurfacing of Harrison from 12th to 5th. Now is the time to visit, to patronize and to buy.

Local business is dependent on its customer base, so now would be a good time to not only patronize the many stores in this area if you are a regular customers, but also to take the opportunity to acquaint your yourself with the stores here - its restaurants, photography studios, beauty salons, law offices, grocery stores, pharmacies, bakeries, pawn shops, book binderys, accountancies, medical and health care services, banks, credit unions, hat and wig stores, plus the many resale, antique and collectibles shops.

Take this opportunity to continue to shop here if you already do, and to make this a special trip to expose yourself to what the Hilltop has to offer.

August 7, 2015 - This morning is the first day of business for Cornerstone Family Dentistry, at 1304 Brady Street, in the heart of the Hilltop Campus Village.

Dr. Melinda Hochgesang, DMD, said that they will be open every Friday until mid-September, at which point they'll be open full-time. Dr. Hochgesang is a general practitioner of Dentistry, with a specialization for small children and for babies.

The building has been undergoing renovation for sometime, and has a nice open feel. It was formerly owned and occupied by Davenport Dentures, Ltd., whose owner recently retired.

The facility offers ample parking and is conveniently located adjacent to Red Band Coffee, across the street from St. John's Methodist Church and Townsquare Media.

"This is a great addition for the Hilltop Campus Village, one that will be appreciated by the many residents living in these growing commercial corridors", said Scott Tunnicliff, Drector of the Hilltop Campus Village. "We have been in touch with the new owners for a couple months, providing some counsel on matters of Signage and the availability of financial resources for façade improvement through the Hilltop Association's Self-Sustaining Municipal Improvement District (SSMID).

"Our specialty with kids and babies is going to be of real interest to folks in the Quad Cities", said Dr. Hochgesang. "We anticipate a lot of customers because of that and due to our high visibility. This is a great location for us, and we anticipate becoming a meaningful partner within the Hilltop community."

More information may be gathered by contacting Scott Tunnicliff at 563 370 2098. For appointments, contact Cornerstone Family Dentistry, 563 - 231 - 5990, MindyHochgesang@gmail.com.

The purple Hilltop Campus Village banner that has been displayed from a second story window for many months will soon be taken down. The Hilltop Campus Village sold the property at 1028 Harrison to Andrew Wold, President of Alliance Contracting, L.L.C..

Wold has specific plans for the property, intending to turn it back to a single-family residence. "I am pleased to partner with HCV on yet another project and am excited to get this project underway! This home has great potential and I plan on bringing this home back to life again.", he said.

Members of the HCV project team were also pleased. Robert Lee, HCV Board of Directors President, said, "From the time we receiced the property as a donation, we wanted to proceed carefully to make sure it was sold to someone who would honor our mission of restoration and revitalization. We are satisfied that Mr. Wold has the knowledge, passion and financial capacity to do this project correctly."

The house is known as the George W. Smiley house. It was built in the late 1860s and is a contributing property to Davenport's College Square Historic District, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The district contains three of Davenport's most prominent landmarks: Trinity Episcopal Church, Central High School, and the Parker-Ficke home. It has in it many examples of Second Empire, Gothic Revival, Beaux Arts and Romanesque Revival architectural styles.

Director Scott Tunnicliff was pleased by the opportunity that presented itself. "This wasn't the sort of project that comes along too often, so we wanted to do it right. We appreciate very much the donation of the property made to us by Wells Fargo Bank, and the opportunity it allows for the new owner to help further enhance the district. But for the donation, the efforts of our project team and Mr. Wold, this very likely could have become a liability for the area, or face demolition."

The HCV put together an application for people to make an offer on the house, and to tell what their intentions were for its re-use, and demonstrate they possessed the ability to devise and implement a plan.  The application stipulated that any intention of demolition would not be acceptable to the HCV.

Mr. Wold has a number of projects on his plate, but intends for this to be gotten to pretty quickly. "Timing for the project was another criteria in reviewing the application, said Tunnicliff. "We couldn't have this just change hands and then have nothing happen. We wanted to make sure this liability would be turned into an asset for the district."

Persons wishing more information may contact the Hilltop Campus Village office at 563 322 8293 or 563 370 2098.

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