The former Ascentra Credit Union headquarters in downtown Bettendorf has a new lease on life. A restaurant with outdoor dining is set to move in this spring.

According to the QC Times, Dave Mohr of Bettendorf, is purchasing the two-story brick office building from the city of Bettendorf, which acquired it as part of a development agreement with Ascentra.

Ascentra moved down the street in it's new building this past summer.

Mohr owns Riverside Grille in downtown Bettendorf and he's agreed to buy the Ascentra building, 1710 Grant St., as well as an adjacent parking lot at 421 17th St.

In an interview with the Times, Mohr said the restaurant will replace his Riverside Grille but he has not decided if the name will move forward.

 "The main thing for me is to have an outdoor venue," said Mohr, whose Parkside bar/restaurant on the edge of downtown Moline features outdoor volleyball courts and hosts outdoor music events. 

Mohr has worked Bettendorf's economic development director, to secure a standalone location for Riverside Grille. Although the restaurant, located in the 1800 block of State Street, does well, he said when "April hits people want to be outside. They have cabin fever."

He's right. 

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