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2011 Economic News

Fayetteville Circuit City Building Sold

The former Circuit City building at 744 E Joyce Blvd, near the Northwest Arkansas Mall, has just been sold to a small investment group from Atlanta,GA. The deal closed June 8th. The building is 210,000 SF and was built in 1998. It is the perfect spot for retail. The investor group is in discussions with several nationally known retailers now.

Zaxby's Franchisee Buys 2nd Fayetteville Store

Tasty Holdings LLC of Athens, GA, acquired the 1.5 acre property at 3251 N College Ave. The property has a 4,365 SF building on it. Tasty Holdings LLC owns four Zaxby's restaurants in northwest Arkansas: in Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, Benonvill and Springdale. Partners Brian Driggers and David Jackson are the franchisees for all of them

Evenlyn Hills Shopping Center Signed Several New Tenants

Fayetteville's mid-town Evelyn Hills Shopping Center has signed several new tenants within the last couple of months. Family Dollar is set to open a store there on May 19th. White's Jewelry and an African imports store called Treasures of Africa also are on the way. Powerhouse Gym and Fitness Center just opened last month.

Slim Chicken's Opens Another Store

Slim's Chickens's opened another store in Fayetteville. The new location is in Spring Creek Centre at 637 E Joyce Blvd, Ste. 20. The 3,300 SF restaurant will have about 25 employees and seat for 90 customers. This is the 9th Slim Chicken's in Arkansas and Oklahoma with about 200 employees. Ryon Hodson, Greg Smart and Tom Gordon opened the first restaurant in 2003 on College Ave in Fayetteville. The company is exploring franchising possibilities.