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Ask the Times: Why so many 'For Sale' signs near the airport?

Ask the Times: Why so many 'For Sale' signs near the airport?


Aerial of properties for sale around the Quad-City International Airport. (Contributed)

Q. Several of us have noticed that since the first of the year numerous commercial properties around the Quad-City International Airport have "For Sale" signs displayed on them. It seems unusual to have so many displayed in short period of time. What is going on? -- Ron

A. Cathie Rochau, marketing director for the Metropolitan Airport Authority | Quad-City International Airport, said, "Last year, the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County, Illinois, dba Quad City International Airport, entered into an agreement with NAI Ruhl Commercial Company to market and promote a variety of parcels on airport grounds. The parcels are either for sale or lease. Available locations include but are not limited to the former Flicks and Skyline Inn restaurant locations, airport road and Hwy 6/150. Parcels consist of industrial, commercial, office and retail sites. These locations have recently had signage installed or brought to the forefront of the property for higher visibility in order to raise awareness and interest.

"Inquiries regarding available land for sale or lease by the Metropolitan Airport Authority should be made to:

Jeff R. Heuer, Broker Associate, CNE

NAI Ruhl Commercial Company

5111 Utica Ridge Road

Davenport, Iowa 52807

To view more information about the properties for sale around the Quad-City International Airport, visit

Q. Which channel are the Iowa Hawkeyes women's softball games being broadcast on? -- Reader

A.  Matt Coss, Quad-City Times sports editor, said, "None of the remaining University of Iowa softball games are slated to be televised. Big Ten Network does televise several conference games, but Iowa's only televised appearance took place earlier this month against Wisconsin."

Coss also said, "There is no radio coverage. There is a way to watch online, as part of FloSoftball package. It costs like $12.49 per month. Here is link to their schedule As you can see on some of the upcoming games, there is a link for FloSoftball."

Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times sports reporter, said, "The Big Ten Network televises a handful of softball games each season, but televised just one Iowa game this year. That game at Wisconsin was played in April. BTN does televise the Big Ten Tournament and would air any Iowa games played during that event, which is scheduled to be played at Indiana on May 9-11."

Ask the Times appears on Thursdays and Saturdays. You can call 563-333-2632, email or write Ask the Times, Quad-City Times, 500 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA 52801.



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