HMC8 – Spotlight, QC Food Hub & Front Street Brewery

First up in our HMC8 spotlight series is our awesome venue and it’s current residents the Quad Cities Food Hub & The Front Street Brewery. What makes our upcoming holiday event one of the best shows we’ve held is the fact that we get to share a space with these two Quad City establishments.


In short our friends at the Food Hub bi-state are an initiative working to strengthen the connection between locally grown food, the farmers who raise it, and the consumers who eat it. Their local market store is located inside the Davenport Freight House and carries regional items you can’t find anywhere else in the Quad Cities. Inventory grows weekly and during Handmade City sow hours you will be able to shop the Food Hub’s local and regional natural health foods, along with unique specialty items! To learn more about the QC Food Hub visit their website: and check out their Facebook Page.

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Front Street Brewery has served the fine community of Davenport, Iowa for over 18 years and is the oldest brew pub in the state of Iowa. Their Tap Room is located inside the Freight House and will be serving hand-crafted beer through out Handmade City show hours. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for a holiday brew! To learn more about FSB check out their pretty website: and add their Facebook Page to your list!


HMC3 Vendor Spotlight: Dark Highlands

We love these guys, visit their site and you will see why. Not only do they showcase writers and artists from the Midwest but they specialize in horror, dark fantasy, and supernatural fiction! AND to top it off they are all really nice and have a good sense of humor, the kind of kids you wanna hang out with after meeting them and realizing you have much in common. Needless to say Handmade City was thrilled to have them as a part of our Spring 2011 show where they sold DH Books one & two. They have since added book number three and by this comment below we may be in for a treat:

“There’s a 97% chance we’ll have an even newer title to debut at HMC. Our 4th book!” – Brad Ellis, DH Picture Guy

It isn’t for sure but that would be pretty rad right?! In addition to their books DH will also be selling tees, buttons and magnets featuring artwork from the books. Stop by the all black booth on December third and support these guys by picking up their really great reads.

Visit the Dark Highlands Website!