Drink specials and after-hours shopping are part of a new effort to boost business in downtown Davenport.
On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the first "Third Thursday" event took place. Nearly two dozen downtown businesses -- including bars, restaurants, stores, museums and art galleries -- offered deals and specials during extended hours, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Shop owners hope the monthly event will bring some new faces to check out what downtown has to offer.
"We think it's great. Any traffic is good traffic for us," said Nicole Perez with Abernathy's. "We're coming up on our two years, and we're really hoping that this starts to get our name out there more and more."
Over the past three years, downtown Davenport has become home to 93 new and retained businesses, with more than 1,200 residential units.
"I've really seen the growth. We like people living down here, there's more going on, and it just feels more vibrant and alive," said Heidi Brandt with Boho Chic.
For more information on Third Thursday, including a list of participating businesses, click here.