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Downtown Davenport has gone through a long rebuilding process.

New restaurants and apartments have come, helping re-stabilize the urban core.

Wednesday, a new bar opened in a building the Downtown Davenport Partnership says ties the city together.

The United Cigar building has sat vacant for nearly a decade at one of the main intersections in downtown Davenport, Third and Main.

Its no longer empty, a new bar opened in part of the space, called Me and Billy.

Other parts of the building will be apartments when the work is finished.

The bar's owner is not new to downtown Davenport and says he's excited to be back.

"It brings back something that I remember as a child, as being an exciting place," says Bill Collins.

"We're not at a point where we're at a state where we're struggling anymore," says Downtown Davenport Partnership Director Kyle Carter.

The bar will anchor the United Cigar building's commercial space.

There is space for other tenants, as well as apartments, which are still under construction.

The work is expected to finish in the next year and a half.

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