Things are about to get a lot sweeter around the Fayetteville square.
A new dessert boutique called Alchemy Macarons is set to open up at 112 W Center St., on the ground floor of the EJ Ball Building in the space formerly home to Bliss Cupcakes.
The restaurant, created by locals Oliver Crumpton, his wife Adrienne, and Oliver’s parents Eleanor and Stan, will feature more than 15 varieties of French macarons.
“We will offer a wide variety of flavors everyday,” Oliver said. “The staple flavors will be things like pistachio, raspberry and salted caramel, but our flavor selection will be a revolving door with crazy concoctions making appearances throughout.”
Oliver got the idea for the shop when he was touring around the country as the drummer in a band.
“I was a touring musician for many years up until this last year, and the thing I lived for on the road was finding new places and things to eat,” he said. “The idea of the macaron shop was birthed from visiting similar shops around the world and the fact that we didn’t have anything of the sort in Northwest Arkansas.
“I also became obsessed with making the tricky pastries and getting them perfected. They’re definitely something I’m excited to share with people,” he said.
In addition, the restaurant will carry about 20 varieties of loose leaf teas brewed-to-order.
“It’s not a huge selection (of teas),” Oliver said. “We didn’t want to overwhelm anyone, we just wanted to select teas that we thought were amazing and make things simple and understandable when it comes to tea.”
Renovations are currently underway on the shop, and if all goes well, it will be open for business sometime in June.