Have you driven by Crow Creek and Middle Road in Bettendorf lately? The first commercial building in what was mostly residential is under construction at the corner of Crow Creek and Middle roads, bringing a kitchen-and-bath store, bakery and restaurant.

According to the QC Times, the 8,000-square-foot building is being built by Advance Homes Inc., which also is building six, one-story, four-plex townhomes on the property, vice president Adam Seitz said.

High Point Kitchen and Bath will be a subsidiary of Northwest Carpet, offering kitchen and bath design as well as cabinets and countertops for new or remodeling construction, he said.

Small Town Pastry, a start-up business to be operated by Janice Hubbard, will specialize in wedding cakes, but also will offer pastries and coffee in a small café setting. Seitz described it as a "Parisian" bakery.

Both are expected to open around June.

The third space in the building is being marketed to restaurants. "We're hoping for a local grill," he said. "We'll take a chain, but we're really trying to push local."

This will be the only food outlet on Middle Road between the TBK Bank Sports Complex near Interstate 80 and Whitey's Ice Cream at Devils Glen Road, he said.