Breaking Boundaries

March 26, 2022

Restaurant News

Coffee Shop Chain Coming To Fayetteville

Jason Villanueva

We know you’ll never get tired of hearing this: There’s a new coffee shop coming soon to Northwest Arkansas. 

  • Never too many: Evelyn Hills in Fayetteville is getting a new tenant by the company name of Summer Moon Coffee, which is a franchise is based in Austin, TX. The Fayetteville location will be the coffee shop’s 36th location, but the first one in Arkansas. 
  • Moon milk coming soon: Summer Moon Coffee specializes in wood-fired roasted coffee and its signature “moon milk” sweet cream. Renovations of the new space are currently underway in Fayetteville, and there are hopes to be open sometime this summer. 

For more details, click HERE

Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Happy Friday everyone! Spring break is coming to an end for some of you. Here are some events to wrap up your week:

  • Family Fun: The Fayetteville Public Library is going all out this weekend for families of all ages! There will be a PG movie night, a live Curious George Show, and an album release concert this weekend.
  • Ya like jazz?: Cache Studios in Bentonville is hosting Yuni Wa and Rodney Block Jazz Project for “It's In The Air” this Saturday, and you won't want to miss it.
  • Winehouse: Don’t miss out on the Amy Winehouse Experience coming to the Meteor guitar gallery in Bentonville on Saturday!
  • Cats and Kites: The 30th annual kite festival is coming back to Turpentine Creek tomorrow.
  • The Hunt: Ozark Outdoor Foundation's Basecamp is concluding this weekend in Bentonville with a citywide scavenger hunt among other classic festivities.
  • Mini Moth Market: On Saturday, Hawk Moth Brewing will host its first Mini Makers Market.
  • Wine and Photos: Join Mavis Wine Co. in Rogers this Saturday as they celebrate the work of a local fine art photographer.

Alright folks, have a wonderful weekend! Be safe, and bye for now!

Music & Art

The Symphony & Poetry Combine For A Free Performance

Fayetteville Public Library

A pairing that just makes sense, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) and poets from the Open Mouth Literary Center (OMLC), are partnering for a free performance next Saturday, April 2, at the Fayetteville Public Library Event Center. 

  • Words and music: The event is called SoNA Beyond: Transcending Words. SoNA singers will sing nine poems from poets with the OMLC, and three local poets will read poems that were written inspired by the music selected for the event. 
  • New age: The show is part of a SoNA series with the intent to stretch the possibilities of classical music, rethink what a symphony can do, and reach new audiences in new and innovative ways that include and immerse the NWA community. 

Click HERE for more information. 

Economy

Tax Revenue In NWA Continues To Grow

Karolina Grabowska

The collective sales tax revenue for the “big four” was up almost 14% according to the March report, and each city’s gains are in the double digits.

  • The latest: The March report shows the numbers from the 1% tax charged for goods and services in January. The four cities collected a total of $7.64m of revenue, according to March’s report. Rogers was up 11.87% in revenue, Bentonville +22.23%, Fayetteville +10.56%, and Springdale +11.83%.
  • Up in numbers: Compared to the first three months of reports from 2021, the four cities have collected 13.28% more revenue from sales tax this year. The collective revenue from the first three reports is $24.75m. 

To see Talk Business & Politics’ breakdown of the numbers, click HERE

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