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2011 New Development News

A New McDonald's Under Construction

A new McDonald's is under construction to replace an old one. Originally opened in April 1970, the restaurant at 1641 N College Ave was razed in January and will be replaced by a new, state of the art facility with dual, 24 hours drive-thru, according to Mathews Management. The new restaurant, set to open in June, will be 4,000 SF and have seating for 72 customers. It will feature a Bose sound system, HD television and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant will employ about 50 employees. Mathews Management operates 33 McDonald's in Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Missouri and Northeast Oklahoma

Athletes To Get More Space

Arkansa Athletes Outreach recently broke ground to begin construction on it $2.5 million P.Whitaker Sports Center in Fayetteville. The 40,000 SF indoor sports center ill be an expansion of its facilities at 1515 Burr Oak Dr, south of the Washington County Fairgrounds. The addition will house 6 courts for basketball or volleyball, a concession area, a speed school for athletic training and a Sport Leadership Center. Opening is planned for September. The general contractor for this project is Pick It Construction from Fayetteville.

New Waffle House Moving in

A new Waffle House is under construction in the Underwood Plaza building at 609 W Dickson St. The business is scheduled to open in mid to late February. This restaurant will become one of three Waffle Houses in the country to be in a university entertainment-life setting. The store is expected to hire 25-30 employees.