Augustana sells former Kmart location


ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — The former Kmart on Blackhawk Road has been sold. Randy Tweet, Rock Island’s Interim City Manager tells us the purchase from Augustana College was completed around a month ago to Rock Island KM LLC.

Tweet tells us a plan is being worked on for the best use of the property including new retail opportunities. He says the new owners have not contacted city officials to discuss any specific plans, however, the city would prefer to see a retail business on the site.

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