After 18 years of serving up daiquiris in the District of Rock Island, the Daiquiri Factory has officially closed its doors. Before you get sad about the fact that you won't be able to get their delicious daiquiris, don't forget they have their new location in Davenport that also serves food. You can see exclusive photos of the new location below.

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The Daiquiri Factory opened its second location in Davenport back in May of this year. The original location was in the District of Rock Island (1809 2nd Ave., Rock Island) which opened up 18 years ago. After almost two decades of serving up daiquiris in the District of Rock Island, the new Daq Fac location in Davenport is the only Daq Fac location in the Quad Cities.

On Tuesday, we reached out to Kyle Peters, the owner of the Daiquiri Factory, and he told us via phone call that low foot traffic was one of the reasons why he closed the doors of the original Daiquiri Factory. He also said that the lack of plans to help the District and downtown grow and the slow process to do by the City of Rock Island was the other reason.

Peters never had the plan to close the Rock Island location, but the reasons listed above were enough for him to close the original and focus on the Davenport location.

The new Daiquiri Factory location in Davenport has one key difference compared to the former location in Rock Island: Food. The Daq Fac menu includes burgers, nachos, chicken, shrimp, and other delicious items that are handmade every day from scratch.

The Davenport location, which sits on the corner of Harrison St. and W 3rd St in downtown Davenport (303 W 3rd St., Davenport), has been very busy since opening in May. Customers can still get the homemade daiquiris they have come to know and love at the Davenport Daq Fac location.

While some may be sad about the Daiquiri Factory location closing in the District of Rock Island, at least the Daq Fac is going away completely. Check out the Daquiri Factory location in Davenport and see photos of the new location below.

EXCLUSIVE: Take A Look Inside The New Daiquiri Factory In Davenport

The Daiquiri Factory is opening up its new location in downtown Davenport on Thursday, May 19th, 2022. We got an exclusive sneak peek inside the DaqFac's new location and Davenport's soon-to-be hottest spot for drinks and food.

Basketball Gym Turned Into Home For Sale In Indiana

An Indiana couple spent 20 years turning this high-school gym into a home and the house is now on the market for $299,000.

The gym building used to be part of Eastern Hancock High School. It sits on a 3.6-acre lot at the edge of the town of Wilkinson, Indiana. It comes with half of the original basketball court.

The couple Jeff and Christi Broady purchased the gym/house in 2002 for $85,000.

The building is now split into two halves. One half still looks like a gym, equipt with the court, bleachers, and high ceilings. The other half looks like a home, with segmented rooms and two levels.

The owners were able to build walls inside and create new living spaces, such as a kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They also added windows and doors that led to the other half of the building, where they kept the original basketball gym.

Wilson said he had received four offers thus far. "Not unusual in this market," he said. "There have been well over 20 showings on it."

"The coolest thing is more than half of the gym floor is still gym — the original floor, the original bleachers, the original basketball goal," Wilson added. "I graduated from that gym in 1969. I could tell you where I was sitting."
There is one thing any prospective buyer should know, though: "It still smells like a gym," Wilson said.
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