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March 3, 2022

Animals

Shopping And Pet Care Now Available In Same Place

Ivan Babydov

A new partnership is happening which allows running errands and pet care to happen simultaneously. 

  • In-store care: Walmart and Best Friends Pet Hotel (Best Friends) entered into a partnership where Best Friends opened locations inside 10 select Walmart stores across 5 states. One of the initial locations was the Walmart Supercenter in Springdale on 4870 Elm Springs Road.
  • Playdate: The Best Friends centers are for all kinds of pets, so now when your furry family member wants to come shopping with you, they can! There is a $14/1.5hr option as well as a $35 full-day option for dropping off your pet to play and be cared for. 

For more information, click HERE

Sponsored by Ozark Outdoor Foundation

Outdoor Rec Organizations Collab On 2 Week Spring Break Adventure

Ozark Outdoor Foundation

Northwest Arkansas outdoor groups have come together to bring two weeks of downright fun for the whole family. 

  • March party: Ozark Outdoor Foundation has joined forces with many others to bring you Spring Break in OZ Basecamp March 12-March 26. Located on Tucker’s Corner off of Bentonville Square, Basecamp will be an outdoor hub for all sorts of great information and daily activities for visitors and locals alike. 
  • Seek and find:  March 19 and March 26 will mark the end of each week as well as Trailcat Challenge — the ultimate biking scavenger hunt for all ages and skill levels. There will be a wrap party on both days with live music, food, and awards.

Follow Ozark Outdoor Foundation for all the happenings and daily challenges! 

Restaurant News

New Specialty Food Shop & Cafe Opening In Rogers

NWA Daily

Who out there identifies as foodies? Well so do the owners of the new Rogers cafe, Nola’s Pantry, and they’re bringing more specialty culinary delights to Northwest Arkansas. 

  • In-store: Nola’s Pantry is a Specialty Food Shop and Cafe that specialized in small-batch items and goods. The shop has unique bulk spices, hot sauces, jams, teas, gifts, and the like. The cafe offers grab-n-go items including sandwiches, salads, soups, smoothies, skewers, and charcuterie boards. 
  • Soft open: The new spot is located in historic downtown Rogers at the corner of Chestnut and 1st. It will be hosting a soft opening Tuesday, March 8. The retail side will be fully open and ready for business, so stop by, try some free samples, and give some feedback!

For more info, click HERE

Outdoors

Memberships Now Available At Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

NWA Daily

You can now become a member at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve (Coler), and your membership dues will go toward the growth of educational programs. 

  • Getting in on it: A year-long membership is $100 (less than $10/mo) and comes with exclusive benefits. Memberships include $25 credit to any 2022 Coler program, 10% off of Coler apparel, entry into a monthly Coler parking drawing, tax benefits, and more
  • In nature: Coler is an outdoor destination for people of all ages to use for mountain biking, walking, camping — all the outdoor adventuring! Anyone can book events out at Coler as well. 

For more info and to become a member, click HERE

Retail

Store Bringing 'Best Furniture Shopping Experience' To NWA

NWA Daily

A national furniture retailer, based in Oklahoma, has claimed it is bringing to Rogers the best furniture shopping experience in Arkansas.

  • Filling spaces: Mathis Brothers Furniture recently purchased 53.3 acres in the Pleasant Crossing development along Dixieland Road. The property will include 250k SF of retail space and 250k SF of warehouse space. The project is going to create 300 jobs and is scheduled to be completed by Q1 2024. 
  • Selections: Amidst a rapidly growing area, new projects and new jobs are a good sign for the economy. And as more houses are built, more shopping options for furniture will be a fine addition. We’ll just have to see if Mathis Brothers really is the best shopping experience of them all. 

Read the Talk Business & Politics story HERE

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