Downtown Bettendorf Organization Awards $ 30,000 to Downtown Businesses for Facade and Interior Improvements | Business and Economy

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The Downtown Bettendorf organization awarded $ 30,000 to four downtown businesses as part of a grant program designed to help businesses improve their exterior and interior appearance.

Tango Salon and Advanced Diagnostic Services won facade improvement grants and Adventurous Brewery and Bulldog Arms won interior improvement grants, according to a press release from the Downtown Bettendorf organization. This is the first time that the grants have been awarded as part of the Downtown Bettendorf organization, rather than the city, according to the press release.

Leann Themas, business owner and owner of Tango Salon, 836 State St., Bettendorf, will install milling collectors, fill potholes and varnish the business parking lot.

Steve Cotton, business owner and owner of Advanced Diagnostic Services, will seal a parking lot on 17th and Grant streets, removing a rock garden in front and adding new pavers on both sides of the building.

Adventurous Brewery, 1040 State St., will be redeveloping its front end to add a tasting room. Jon Manatt owns the business and Barron Sexson owns the property.

The Bulldog Arms, a bar and grill located at 1716 State St., will install a new air conditioning system. Josh Howat owns the business and Paul Goettsch owns the property.

The Facade and Interior Improvement Grant program is expected to distribute $ 50,000 annually. The program, which replaces a city-run facade grant, is funded by $ 25,000 from the city and an additional $ 25,000 from the Autonomous Municipal Improvement District of downtown Bettendorf. The SSMID is managed by the Downtown Bettendorf organization, affiliated with the Quad-Cities Chamber.

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