Pass The Popcorn

November 5, 2022

Development

Fayetteville Approves Plans For Downtown Hotel

City of Fayetteville

Fayetteville’s City Council voted to approve the development of a 7-story hotel in Downtown Fayetteville. 

  • Checking in: As part of the ongoing renovation of the Cultural Arts Corridor in Downtown Fayetteville, the hotel will sit across from Walton Arts Center in the designated civic plaza. 
  • Valet: During the approval process, concerns were raised about the hotel’s potential impact on downtown parking, while others were optimistic about the economic wins for local businesses that could be gained by another hotel. 

Read more on the development HERE

Entertainment

New Movies Filmed In Northwest Arkansas

NWA Daily

These new thrillers will have Northwest Arkansas residents saying, “Hey! I’ve been there!” 

  • Dracula: The trailer for House of Darkness gives off some major vampire vibes and was filmed at the gothic-style Dromborg Castle in Fayetteville. 
  • Serial killers: Starring Martin Lawrence and John Malcovich, Mindcage is a gripping crime-thriller reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs and was filmed at locations in Fayetteville and Springdale. 

Learn more about these NWA-based films HERE

Business

Startup Accelerator Aims To Boost Biotherapy In Arkansas

NWA Daily

HealthTech and SymBiosis have teamed up to create BioAR Trial, an accelerator program for biotherapy companies that are developing innovative medicines. 

  • Guarantee: Designed for companies in late pre-clinical stages of development, BioAR Trial will guarantee a clinical trial site in Arkansas and assistance facilitating those trials. 
  • End game: The accelerator’s goal is to increase Arkansan’s access to innovative and cutting-edge medical care in the state.

Read more about the program HERE

Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Nice work this week, NWA! Here are a few ideas to help you unwind this weekend. 

  • Artsy folks: INVERSE 2022, a three-day art festival, begins at 10a today at the Momentary. 
  • This book is lit: Readers and aspiring writers will love True Lit Festival, a weekend full of author talks and workshops on topics like comics, fiction, songwriting, and making a great pitch to a publisher. 
  • Calling all hogs home: Cheer on the U of A Homecoming Parade tonight at 6p as the Razorbacks gear up to take down Liberty on Saturday at 3p. 
  • Take a hike: Join Best Friends with your furry friend for a group hike around Lake Fayetteville this Saturday at 10a. 
  • Dia De Muertos: Honor the departed at the Day of the Dead Celebration in Downtown Springdale this Saturday, Nov 5 from 11:30a-7p. 
  • Ditto: The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville will host an all-day Day of the Dead Celebration including a costume contest on Saturday, Nov 5 from 10a-5p. 
  • Made local: Find locally handcrafted goods during the NWA Makers Market at the Washington County Fairgrounds this Sunday, Nov 6 from 10a-5p. 

Have a great weekend. See you Monday. 

Subscribe to receive our daily newsletter

Know all the happenings in NWA with a 5-minute read of our free email newsletter every weekday.