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July 8, 2022

Development

Construction Begins On Springdale Child Safety Center

Buf Studio

Construction has officially begun on the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Children’s Safety Center of Washington County (CSC). 

  • More space for care: It will be a 15,200-square-foot facility, three times larger than the current CSC, enabling more room for comfort in the space and seeing more children. Construction is scheduled to take one year, then 15 employees at the current CSC will relocate to the new spot in Springdale. The hope is to open in September 2023. 
  • What they do: CSC is a child-friendly, family-centered organization that assists in children’s abuse cases by coordinating the investigation and prosecution process and providing treatment services to prevent further trauma. Among many features of the new center, it will include the region’s first specialized therapeutic playground. 

Read the full Talk Business & Politics story HERE

Restaurant News

Memphis-based BBQ Joint Coming To Fayetteville

Central BBQ

Arkansas' first Central BBQ is coming to Fayetteville! 

  • Bringing community together: There are plans for Central BBQ to open as one of the restaurants at South Yard, a new development advertised as a "basecamp for active explorers, foodies, casual adventurers, and everyone in between." Because of its location, Central BBQ will be easily accessible by the Razorback Greenway and will be an asset in creating unique, walkable areas in the community. 
  • Just plain good food: The restaurant will be located at 417 MLK Jr. Blvd, and the menu will have all the BBQ staples, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken. Central BBQ is known for topping barbecue sandwiches with signature coleslaw, so you'll have to try it when the shop opens. 

Read the Fayetteville Flyer story HERE

Sponsored by BITE NWA

BITE NWA Series & Walmart NWA Championship Tickets On Sale Now

BITE NWA

Tickets are on sale now for the BITE NW Arkansas Event Series & the 2022 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G!

  • Around a table: BITE NW Arkansas food festival celebrates the culinary spirit of our community. BITE invites attendees to taste flavors presented by local restaurants and chefs, sip on a variety of beverages, sample products of top brands, and discover the very best of Northwest Arkansas. This year's festival is returning with an expanded three-event series throughout the region. 
  • Stopping through: The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G is an official stop on the LPGA Tour and provides affordable experiences + activities for the entire community to enjoy. Complimentary admission is offered Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Sept. 22 for all attendees. 

Click HERE for tickets!

Art

Crystal Bridges Reveals Fall Exhibition

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will survey its first fashion exhibit in the fall, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour.

  • Story of American fashion: The exhibit will include two centuries of "innovative and distinctly American" style and feature more than 90 designers and iconic American labels. There will be seven themed sections showcasing how culture influenced fashion trends while exploring and celebrating the timeline of American fashion.
  • Showing people's products: Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour will feature pieces on loan from Vogue magazine's global editor, Hamish Bowels, and other iconic names. For the first time ever, Crystal Bridges will have an interactive digital garment on display.

Learn more about the fall exhibit HERE

Community

Siloam Springs Approves 2040 Comprehensive Plan

City of Siloam Springs

The City of Siloam Springs recently adopted its 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which is meant to serve as the City’s roadmap for the next 20 years. 

  • City planning: The Comprehensive Plan is a foundation document that establishes and guides city policies and decisions, provides the basis for zoning and land-use decisions, provides the basics for Capital Improvement Plans, and combines city plans into one document. 
  • Community engagement: The community has been involved with the Plan since day one, and there are still opportunities for input. The next two public meetings are a public hearing with the Planning Commission on July 12 and a public hearing with the Board of Directors on July 19, both at City Hall. 

Learn more about the plans HERE

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