‘The Q’ hotel portion to open this summer

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MOLINE- Local Illinois leaders will tour the new Q multi-modal station Monday, May 8.

The building downtown, is supposed to become a hotel and the home of passenger rail service in the Quad Cities.

New mayor Stephanie Acri, who was our guest on Good Morning Quad Cities' 'Breakfast With...' Thursday, May 4, says the hotel part of the project, called Element Hotel, should be open by late summer of this year.

"It's kind of stand alone until the rail comes in," Acri said Thursday. "But the developer feels really confident it will be a really good hotel even though we don't have the rail traffic yet."

Acri says the city is confident passenger rail service will come to the Quad Cities despite Illinois not having a budget.

We continue our May of Mayors on Thursday, May 11, 2017. We are having Breakfast With...' Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms at the QC Coffee and Pancake House off 3rd Avenue. The segment starts at 5 a.m.

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