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QC Coffee Trail Opens

Visit Quad Cities

Following the success of the QC Ale Trail, Visit Quad Cities has put together another "trail" for residents and visitors to enjoy. The QC Coffee trail opened Monday and so far includes 29 local coffee shops.

Visit Quad Cities Vice President, Charlotte Doehler-Morrison, says people who sign up for the coffee trail can earn rewards once they've visited five, fifteen, and all of the locations.

"Coffee shops in the Quad Cities have really exploded - there's a lot of great, locally-owned cafes in our area, and we wanted to figure out a way to package that up because we know there are a lot of coffee lovers out there and create a fun trail they could follow."

After just one day, nearly 700 people have registered, and one person has visited eight local coffee shops already. Anyone who visits all the coffee shops can have their picture placed on the trail's Caffeinated Wall of Fame.

Doehler-Morrison says the QC Coffee Trail website has a map of all the participating coffee shops, and that number is expected to grow. www.QCcoffeetrail.com
Next from Visit Quad Cities will be a QC Public Art Trail, probably opening this summer.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois. While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS. Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.