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October 27, 2022

Business

Harps Acquires The Markets In Louisiana and Mississippi

NWA Daily

This week Harps Food Stores announced the acquisition of seven stores from The Markets in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Good things grow: Founded in Springdale in 1930, Harps is the largest employee-owned company in Arkansas, currently employing more than 6,800 people at 135 stores across four states. 
  • Minimal change: The Markets will remain under the same name and its 350+ employees will maintain their jobs if they choose with minimal day to day changes expected.

Read more about the acquisition HERE.

Sponsored by Walton Arts Center

Rocky Horror Halloween At Walton Arts Center    

Walton Arts Center

The annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Party returns to Walton Arts Center on Oct 31 for a hilarious night enjoying one of the most popular cult classics of all time. 

  • The pre-show: The party kicks off at 6p with live music by local band Ultra Suede followed by a costume contest, spooky-fun themed cocktails, and concessions. 
  • A jump to the right: The movie starts at 8p, and the audience can purchase prop bags at the door or bring their own (see the approved items list) for this interactive, sing-along-salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies, and rock music. 

Don’t be a square like Brad. Buy your tickets HERE and let’s do the time warp again! 

Restaurant News

Lady Slipper Finally Opens Tonight In Bentonville

Lady Slipper

Lady Slipper opens tonight, bringing a new speakeasy-style lounge and restaurant to Downtown Bentonville. 

  • A rare flower: Named after the Arkansas orchid, Lady Slipper strikes a balance between elegant and upbeat, delicate and wild. 
  • Hide and seek: Located in the basement of Bentonville’s historic Massey building, its unassuming location invites you to find it for yourself. 

Follow Lady Slipper on Instagram HERE

Economy

Northwest Arkansas’s Sales Tax Revenue Increased 13.8% In October Report

NWA Daily

Northwest Arkansas’s big four towns have collected a combined $85.8m from sales-tax revenue so far this year, $10.4m more than this time last year. 

  • Down: Bentonville was the only city to see drop in year-over-year revenue in the October report, coming in 4.8% less than last year, likely due to rebates. 
  • Up: Springdale reported a 25.6% increase over last year, Fayetteville a 16% increase, and Rogers a 10.2% increase. 

Read more from Talk Business and Politics HERE

Events

Celebrate Día De Muertos In Downtown Springdale

Downtown Springdale Alliance

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrations will begin with the building of the ofrenda at Shiloh Square in Downtown Springdale this Sunday, Oct 30 from 12-5p . 

  • History buffs: Día de Muertos is an ancient Mexican and Mexican American religious holiday integrating pre-Columbian and Catholic customs in the remembrance of deceased ancestors.
  • Join the fiesta: The final Día de Muertos celebration will take place Saturday, Nov 5 from 12-7p at Shiloh Square and Turnbow Park including art, music, food, and dancing . 

Stay up to date on the event HERE

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