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  1. Big news: Walmart is building a new home office in Bentonville. Click
  2. I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine at Walmart - not based in Bentonville. Loves the town, has come down numerous times for business. He's toying with the idea of transferring to NWA, but he can't even get his significant other to visit. "I can't convince him to tag along when he can visit Paris for the same price."
  3. Came across this article today about the want/need of a convention center in Bentonville. Just wondering what thoughts you guys might have on the potential project or what you've heard. I certainly agree there is a need. I just hope, if and when this becomes a reality, they go with a location that allows future growth. I'm not sure the old Nunnally Chevrolet property would be the right fit.
  4. Speaking of, XNA just posted its best January on record. Stats
  5. I'm interested in the lack of discussion about the Promenade. So that made me wonder, what is everyone's general feeling/opinion of the state of NWA's biggest shopping mall? I do not get to visit very often myself. It is encouraging that news of a closing seems very seldom, but with the economy back on track (to an extent) and the situation in NWA, I'm very surprised we haven't seen additions like Anthropolgie or JCrew. I had hoped with the Metro's passing of the 500k population landmark, along with the improved economy, we might see the Promenade slowly turn into a slightly more ups
  6. I really hate this. Grocery shopping in NWA is really not up to par with most areas our size, or even much smaller areas for that matter. I recently visited the massive new Kroger superstore in Saline County. It offers such a better experience than anything we have here in every single way. More products than Walmart or Harps, better deli, sushi bar, very large organic/natural foods section, florist, Starbucks, bakery, etc. I also recently visited a couple of friends, one in Lubbock and one in Tallahassee. The United stores in TX and the Publix chain in Florida are just incredible up
  7. Just curious as to why an access ramp to I-49 was not included in the new Van Ashe extension. I'm guessing costs? I've seen it discussed on here, but I haven't heard the reason or if there are future plans for it. It sounds like it will be a needed addition soon with all that is seemingly in the works for that area.
  8. I just wanted to add something about the Natural Grocers opening here tomorrow. I lived in Albuquerque from 2011-2013 and this was one of my go to stores. The stores there were very nice and provided an enjoyable experience. ABQ had Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Natural Grocers to choose from, and while it's not Trader Joes, I believe Fayetteville will be pleasantly surprised by this addition. I encourage you guys to check it out. Hopefully it will be to the same standard I remember.
  9. Utility work will begin soon on the 325,000 sqft, 65 store outlet mall. Good info in here.
  10. Here is a map of each state's annual growth according to new estimates released Monday by the Census Bureau. You guys certainly know more about it than I do, but I was a little disappointed that Arkansas was tied for second to last in the South with Alabama with .3% growth, and only .1% above Mississippi.
  11. Thanks. You're right. Here is the link.
  12. Anyone know what is going on at the corner of Harmon and Center? There is a sizable lot being cleared.
  13. Good news with the announcement of American Airlines service beginning to Los Angeles. And just out of curiosity, what are everyone's thoughts on the new concourse? I have yet to experience it.
  14. I went out to pick someone up from XNA a couple days ago. What is all the dirt work that is going on? Another runway? And I obviously couldn't go beyond security, but does anyone have any reviews of the expansion? Was it well done?
  15. This is great. It's been fun watching these upgrades beginning to happen. I remember just a few years ago when the population was really exploding, everyone on the board predicted this correctly - the population growth would slow for a while and the infrastructure would catch up. While these projects are needed, they also really help give the area more of an urban feel. Better interstates, flyovers, etc., and the area will be in prime position for another wave when we experience our next big economic upswing.
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