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- Grant and Kim Sims have opened Monster Sewing at 1465 41st St., Moline. The couple have been sewing together since 1990. They operated G&K Alterations in Moline from 1991 to 1995, then moved to open a tailor shop in Missouri. They moved back to the Quad-Cities last year.

They specialize in leather, offering alterations, including zippers, patches, resizing and speciality work. They do repairs on racing suits, fire department and rescue gear. They also work on items such as tarps, upholstery, golf bags, handbags and backpacks.

The business is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment. On-the-spot alterations also are available.

Information: (309) 716-8411.

- Dr. Lisa Arndt has opened Arndt Chiropractic Center at 3359 Middle Road, Bettendorf, offering chiropractic care on a walk-in and appointment basis. There are four treatment rooms, an on-site therapy suite, massage therapy and an X-ray facility. An open house with blood pressure and postural screenings and food will be 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are available by appointment only.

Information: (563) 332-2211 or toll free (877) 334-2211.

- CounterTop Central has opened at 131 12th St., Bettendorf. Owner Todd Landauer said the business offers products from solid-surface manufacturers LG, Meganite, Formica, Affinity and Eos, and laminate countertops from Formica and Wilsonart.

CounterTop Central serves individual homeowners and commercial customers, such as contractors, builders, apartment complexes and condominiums.

Information: (563) 359-4005.

Roofer marks 50 years in trade

Dick Bushman lives in Dubuque, Iowa. However, he has worked so many projects in the Quad-Cities during his 50 years as a roofer that the party to celebrate the anniversary was held in Davenport.

Bushman has worked for several roofing companies over those years and has participated in many major projects in the Quad-Cities, including the John Deere Harvester building and various Hy-Vee Food Stores. Bushman says he also has worked on the majority of Davenport schools' roofs.

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