Photos: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
The Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center reopened this week after a complete renovation of the space at the southwest corner of the downtown square.
The project got the green light in February when the Advertising and Promotion Commission approved an $89,300 contract with Southern Building Services in West Fork for the work. Fayetteville’s Modus Studio served as architect on the renovation.
The center was redesigned to focus more on information and guest experience, said Experience Fayetteville Executive Director Molly Rawn.
“Besides being the definitive source of what to do in Fayetteville and the region, we want the Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center to be a place guests can have fun and be inspired,” Rawn said. “We want people to walk in and immediately get a sense of our community and what makes Fayetteville amazing.”
The work included structural changes like demolishing walls, replacing windows and doors, and removing an office to open up the doorway facing Mountain Street. New features include seating areas, a phone charging station, large-scale art and neon messaging, as well as video and maps showcasing attractions throughout Fayetteville and the region.
While the new space is less focused on retail, the center still carries a variety of Fayetteville-specific merchandise, including some exclusive locally-made items.
The center is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.