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With Burger Shed, Heart of America Brings a Winning Recipe to Altoona

Burger Shed, a casual restaurant that serves up specialty burgers, handcrafted shakes, and an extra helping of attitude, is developer Heart of America’s latest Altoona creation. The restaurant opened in July, and it’s already getting a lot of buzz thanks to its...

Hop on down to downtown Moline Friday night for holiday activities

MOLINE — The decorations are up, and the holiday season is in full swing downtown. Moline Centre will host its third annual Holiday Hop from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The presenting sponsor is IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, which recently opened a new four-story, $24...

Axis Hotel Opens in Downtown Moline

Axis Hotel Opens in Downtown Moline

There’s a new place to stay and grab a meal in downtown Moline. The Axis Hotel held its ribbon cutting ceremony last week. It took five years to finish the project. The boutique hotel’s bottom floor is home to the Syndicate restaurant, which is open for breakfast,...

Editorial: Celebrating two new Moline, Q-C superstars Oct 22, 2019

Editorial: Celebrating two new Moline, Q-C superstars Oct 22, 2019

Moline celebrated the latest stars in that city’s ongoing renaissance: a beautiful historic building’s elegant reincarnation and a state-of-the-art new one worthy of the city’s Mississippi River front door. Quad-Citians who travel River Drive east of the Interstate 74...

Moline’s Axis Hotel is the Whalen family’s latest big investment

MOLINE, Illinois – One of the biggest investments in downtown Moline is ready to open to the public. The new Axis Hotel, a Hilton "boutique" hotel, is the first major downtown hotel renovation done by Quad City-based Heart of America restaurants and hotels. The...

Check it out: downtown Moline has a swanky new hotel

Check it out: downtown Moline has a swanky new hotel

The hotel-building boom in the Quad-Cities hasn’t missed Moline. The Axis Hotel, a swanky new hotel that’s given new life to a historic building in downtown Moline, held its opening bash Thursday night. Renovations took three years, yielding 104 guest rooms, a luxe...

Flood of Development Activity Continues in Cedar Rapids

As I have enjoyed writing in six previous August articles since 2013, we have seen Cedar Rapids, the 2014 “All-America City,” go from flood recovery in 2008 and 2016 to record levels of development. The city set a record for building permits in fiscal year 2018 of...

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


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