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June 21, 2022

Health

Walmart To Open Another Health Clinic In NWA

Walmart Inc.

Walmart has plans to open two new health clinics in Arkansas, one in Fort Smith and one in Rogers, later this summer. 

  • Service spots: The new health clinics will be modeled after the Walmart Health clinic in the store on Elm Springs Rd in Springdale. After development this summer, Walmart will have more than 25 clinics across the country that offer primary care services for a flat fee. 
  • NWA addition: The clinic in Rogers will be attached to the store at 2110 W. Walnut St. If the clinic is anything like the one in Springdale, and we expect it will be, there will be a physician, advanced practice nurses, behavioral health providers, and dental workers who see an average of 12-15 patients a week, not including telehealth visits. 

For the full Talk Business & Politics story, click HERE

Development

Downtown Springdale To Gain Mixed-Use Building

NWA Daily

The Emma Building Group in Springdale recently bought the First Security Bank complex on 100 W. Emma Ave for $4.96 million and has big redevelopment plans. 

  • The complex: The acquired property consists of the 30K sq. ft, two-story First Security Bank building and the 10K sq. ft “Barrack” building fronting Walter Turnbow Park with the tenants Con Quesos, and Phat Tire Bike Shop. 
  • The plans: There are plans to turn the First Security Bank building into a new multi-use buliding that will include residential, retail, restaurant, and office use. It will bring a more interactive space to enhance the developing city square at Turnbow Creek and Shiloh Square. Occupancy of the building is expected late this year, and pre-leasing has already begun. 

Read more about the story HERE

Film

Bentonville Film Festival Kicks Off Wednesday

NWA Daily

The 8th annual Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) will kick off on Wednesday for a dual in-person and virtual event that will run through July 3. 

  • Get ready: The festival will feature spotlight films in addition to the selected category films, filmmaker events, coffee talks, and conversations. Tomorrow, June 21, there is a BFF Art Social for a pre-festival event of biking through Bentonville and ending with a film and discussion at Thaden. 
  • Watching together: Last year, more than 10K people were at the in-person festival and over 180K online attendees. The BFF ranks in the top 10 film festivals nationally and is known for its representation and inclusion of women, BIPOC, and people of the LGBTQ+ community.

Learn more and get tickets HERE.  

Restaurant News

Two New Restaurants Open In Springdale

NWA Daily

Two new restaurants recently opened on Emma Ave in Springdale and we're looking forward to visiting both spots!

  • One: Fridha’s Mexican Kitchen & Mezcal is an authentic Mexican restaurant located at 405 E Emma Ave and features specialty drinks and casual event nights. It is open seven days a week with varying daily hours. 
  • Two: Mothership is located at 327 E Emma Ave and has a delicious selection of burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads. It is open 11-7p Tuesday-Saturday. We've heard you should try their Taco Tuesday and Fish and Chips Friday Specials!

Give these new joints a try, and let us know what you think! Click HERE for more restaurants in Springdale.

Highlight

Ozark Mountains Featured In Best Summer Mountain Town List

NWA Daily

Whether you prefer the beach or the mountains, you have to admit, the vibe of a good mountain town is hard to beat. 

  • Standout: CircleAround.com recently published a list of the 5 Best Mountain Towns To Visit This Summer in all of the U.S., and the Ozark Mountains are featured on the list along with the Wasatch Mountains, Great Smokey Mountains, Rocky Mountains, and White Mountains. 
  • Recognized: Eureka Springs is No.3 on the list of best mountain towns to visit with all its color and history. With Victorian architecture on hilly streets, gardens, and healing natural springs all around, it is one of a kind.

See the CircleAround article HERE

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