There’s been a lot of movement over the past few weeks in the world of restaurants here in Fayetteville.
It’s a pretty good time to be opening a restaurant, since in a matter of weeks, the population of the city will be increased by several thousands University of Arkansas students when classes begin Aug. 22.
Here’s what we know about some of the new spots, and some of the recently-relocated places as well.
Geno’s Pizza By The Slice has been open at their new location at 2920 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a little over a week now after closing their Dickson Street location in mid-June. The owners said they hope the convenience of their drive thru, and free parking at the new location will increase business.
Pink Swirls Frozen Yogurt
Pink Swirls Frozen Yogurt opened in early July at 1450 E. Zion Road. The fro-yo shop carries 12 rotating flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, along with smoothies and Belgian waffles. They’re also a new Flyer sponsor.
Rowdy Beaver Den
Rowdy Beaver Den is now open on Dickson Street. The restaurant chain, with two locations in Eureka Springs, and one in Branson, is located at 550 W. Dickson Street (behind Chipotle). We’re not sure what kind of food they’ll offer here in Fayetteville but the Eureka Springs “Den” specializes in burgers, sandwiches, and other bar foods. We do know the local version plans to host live music on the weekends.
According to a sign posted on the front of the Dickson Street location, Kosmos Greekafe has moved. According to a sign posted on the door at the new location at 2136 North College Avenue, they will be up and running by Wednesday, July 27.
There was a lot going on at the future home of a new Feltner Brothers restaurant when we stopped by Monday. They are hoping to have their second location open at 2768 N. College Avenue by mid-August.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
A “coming soon” sign is now posted in front of the soon-to-be Einstein Bros. Bagels location in Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. Philip E. Hadfield, the architect for the project, told us that the restaurant is planning to be open by mid-August.
Fresco Cafe & Pub / Club Lush
Local resident Michael Andrews plans to open a new restaurant, Fresco Cafe & Pub, on the bottom floor of the EJ Ball Building at 112 W. Center Street in Fayetteville. Andrews was granted a conditional use permit for a “dancehall” by the Fayetteville Planning Commission on Monday night which will allow the restaurant to also function as an after-hours dance club called Club Lush. He also plans to be open by mid-August.
A Zaxby’s banner now hangs on the front of the old Goldie’s/Boston Mountain Grill building at 3251 N College Ave. it appears as though extensive renovations are underway. We’re not sure when it’s set to open.
Posta Plata general manager Alex Lopez told us Tuesday that renovations are going well, and that he expects to open sometime in August pending approval for a liquor license. He also mentioned that the restaurant has parted ways with chef Felipe Guytan, and that the restaurant now plans to offer a more traditional mexican menu with new chef Omar Corvarrubias. Previous plans called for a more upscale cuisine.