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June 9, 2021

Business

It's All Sandwich to Me

Shameless Food NWA

Shameless Food NWA, a local food truck, was founded during the pandemic by two friends with one simple question: what is a sandwich? Co-founders Nicole Craig and Megan Templeton are reimagining the lunchtime staple with healthy ingredients.

  • Locally sourced: Sourcing ingredients locally, their menu stays fresh, changing with the seasons. It's not just the ingredients that are local - Nicole and Megan are all about hyper-local, working with local farmers, ranchers, and business.
  • Quote: “We’ve completely fallen in love with wanting to give back to the community that’s given us so much, and so, again, we’re shamelessly presenting a fun, funky menu that challenges taste buds.”

If you want to know more about what Shameless Food NWA is doing in the community, you can click HERE.

Recreation

Ozark Cycling Adventure

37 North Expeditions

Looking for a fun way to get active this summer? Adventure company 37 North Expeditions and Experience Fayetteville are starting a Fayetteville Adventure Series.

  • Break a sweat: On the first Saturday and second Sunday of each month, participants can bring their bikes to the Fayetteville square, where they will then be shuttled to a gravel trail for a 15-20 mile ride.
  • That's not all: As part of this series, 37 North will be hosting educational events about the Ozarks. These events will cover a wide range of topics, from mountaineering to map reading and are great resources for families, beginners, or pros.
  • Quote: "The goal is to highlight the amazing outdoor resources and activities in and around Fayetteville."

If you'd like to know more about going for a ride, click HERE.

Education

The One with the Books

Two Friends Books

You Friends fans will love this - there's an independent book store in Bentonville owned by two friends, Rachel and Monica. Whether you're familiar with it or not, Two Friends Bookstore is the perfect place to go sort out your summer reading plans.

  • The real MVP: ICYMI, the two friends, were recognized by the Bentonville Chamber with the Women Owned Small Business of Year award.
  • Summer fun: Two Friends Books has released two parts of a summer reading list that will have your eyes running wild through the pages.
  • The first set of recommendations features three fiction titles, and the second includes three non-fiction titles. Although the lists consist of only six books, they cover a wide range of genres.

If you've got the need to read, you can find the first reading list HERE, and the second list HERE.

Sports

And Then There Were 16

Arkansas Razorback Baseball

Baseball is a team sport, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have the best player in the NCAA on your team. Arkansas was reminded of that last night as they were able to husk their way past Nebraska to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.

  • Do-or-die: With potentially the greatest season of all time on the line, the Razorbacks came out of the pen slow, but rolled on to a spectacular 6-2 win, knocking out Nebraska in a 2-1 series.
  • Carrying the team: It was a team effort, but Kevin Kopps, with 8 strike outs in 7 scoreless innings, and Charlie Welch, who had a 3 run homer that sent Baum bonkers, certainly helped. "Heroes get remembered, legends never die"

What's next? Hogs will host NC State this weekend at Baum Stadium (schedule TBD). Woo Pig!

Real Estate

Room to Grow

NWA Daily

Residential construction is trying its best to catch up to insatiable demand. Across Northwest Arkansas, building permits for single-family homes from January to April increased 40% from the same time last year.

  • The stats: 638 residential housing permits were issued for NWA in the first four months of 2021, up from 456 the previous year. Combined, the value of these permits increased 44.3% overall.
  • Moving fast: With more and more lots becoming available, NWA is starting to see growth like never before. Fayetteville is growing especially fast, with permits issued up 93% from the same time period last year.

Read more about NWA's growth HERE.

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