Revitalizing Historic Moline Buildings - Heart Of America Group

Members of the Moline City Council, Renew Moline and the Moline Preservation Society were treated to a sneak peek at Heart of America Group’s progress renovating both the historic Sears Building and the former Fifth Avenue Building. The Sears Building is being converted into office space and the Fifth Avenue Building is being transformed into The Axis hotel.

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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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