PBDD Masthead 2020

Issue 6 June 2023

PBDD Welcomes New Board Member

Pine Bluff Downtown Development is pleased to welcome new board member Angela Adams. Angela has worked for Simmons Bank for 20 years and as a bank officer manages the CIF Department of the Deposit Operations Group spanning four locations within the Simmons Bank footprint. The PBDD Board is looking forward to her joining this organization. Her leadership skills and community involvement will be a great benefit to the board.


Nyeisha Aldridge, EASI Director of Community Outreach and PBDD board member, has been selected by Arkansas Business as one of their 40 Under 40 business and political leaders.

Requirements for this prestigious designation include having made an impact on her company or community and showing the potential to be a leader in business or politics during the next decade.

We definitely agree!

Happy 20th Anniversary

Kendrick Williams and

Pop's Barber & Beauty Shop.

Pop's Barber & Beauty Shop, a cornerstone business in downtown Pine Bluff, celebrated 20 years in business on June 24, 2023. Located on the corner of 3rd & Main Street, Pop's has styled hair for many, many people and is now serving their children and grandchildren. Congratulations, we wish you another 20+ years in the business.

3rd Generation Chef

@ Simmons Bank Cafe

Downtown Pine Bluff

Daily Hot Meal Choice

Full Salad Bar Daily

Pastries & Sweets

Check out the cafe at the downtown Simmons Bank location. 3rd Generation Chef, Jay McAfee, has created a fantastic menu at this new lunch spot. From 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the cafe offers a different warm plate lunch each day along with several grab and go options. In addition, sweets, breakfast pastries and even a full salad bar are available. The cafe may be a little hard to find if you do not know the location. Take the elevator to the mezzanine floor (M), immediately off the elevator turn right and follow the hallway to the cafe. Order online or call (870) 541-1134 https://www.toasttab.com/3rdgenchef/v3Link

Saracen Landing Farmer's Market

Saturday Mornings 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pine Bluff Takeover Black Rodeo

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Pine Bluff Convention Center

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

For the first time the Takeover Black Rodeo will be held in Pine Bluff at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Daniel Moore, a Pine Bluff native, is bringing the show to town. The rodeo will feature steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing and junior barrel racing, bull riding and "mutton bustin" for the kids where sheep will be ridden.

Competitions to qualify for the show will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., the rodeo begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 6 - 12. Tickets can be purchased through the Pine Bluff Convention Center website or on the rodeo's Facebook page, Pine Bluff Takeover Black Rodeo. Ticket sales end June 30, 2023. For more information call the Convention Center: 870.536.7600

Fourth of July Celebration in Pine Bluff Regional Park

The Pine Bluff Festival Association will once again hold the annual 4th of July fireworks show at Regional Park. The celebration will begin at 8:00 p.m. at the softball complex with music and activities featuring Laron Marbley of Deltaplex Radio's The Beat 99.3 FM.

Fireworks will start at 9:00 p.m. and admission is free. There will be limited parking near the softball complex as well as Saracen Landing. Parking will also be available at the Jefferson County Courthouse and surrounding areas.

In case of severe weather, the fireworks will only be available for viewing at the complex on July 5th at 9:00 p.m. For more information call: 870.692.8601 or 870.536.0920.

Platinum Hitz at Live @ 5

Friday, July 7, 2023

Platinum Hitz will perform on Friday, July 7th at 5:00 p.m. in the Bellamy Theater. Guest must be 21 or older. $5 for ASC members and $10 for nonmembers. Admission includes beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. Sponsored by MK Distributors.

Blues by Budweiser featuring Big Al & the Heavyweights

Saturday, July 8, 2023

The Port City Blues Society is hosting their monthly Blues Concert on Saturday, July 8th at RJ's Grill & Bar - 128 S. Main Street. Doors open at 7 p.m with music beginning at 8 p.m. No charge for Port City Blues members. $5 for nonmembers. Memberships available at the door. Sponsored by MK Distributors.

Downtown Pine Bluff offers

several choices for lunch, dinner and desserts

Indigo Blue Coffee House (left)

Unique Cakes by Miss Margaret (lower left) - Country Chic Chocolate Company (upper right) RJ's Sports Grill & Bar (lower right)

Also, Lucky's Cafe - Rich's Hamburgers - Colonial Steakhouse - 3rd Generation Chef and Subway Sandwiches

Shop Locally
Support Pine Bluff
Restaurants and Businesses


Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library: www.pineblufflibrary.org 870.534.4802 Sixth Avenue and Main Street

PBJC Historical Museum:
www.pbjchistory.org Thurs. & Fri.
201 East 4th Avenue

Arkansas Railroad Museum: Open Thursday - Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. www.ArkansasRailroadMuseum.org
870.535.8819 1700 Port Road

The Arts & Science Center: Open Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00. www.asc701.org 870.536.3375
701 South Main Street

Pine Bluff Art League: Paintings by local artist are on display in the atrium and hallways of the Donald W. Reynolds Building located at 211 W. 3rd Avenue. The Art League meets the first Sunday of each month. Visitors are welcome.

Carl A. Redus Jr. Aquatic Center: 400 E. 11th Ave. Mon.- Fri. 6am- 7pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, 870.850.7620 www.cityofpinebluff.com/aquatics
Swim-Play-Exercise Fun for all.

Delta Rivers Nature Center: 1400 Black Dog Road. Tues. - Sat. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 870.534.0011. Arkansas Game & Fish website. Closed Sunday & Monday

In addition to each facilities' website, check out the Pine Bluff section of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.




Indigo Blue Coffeehouse 212 W. Barraque Street Now serving wine & beer


Miss Margaret's Unique Cakes 214 W. Barraque Street


Lucky's Café 310 E. 5th Avenue


RJ's Sports Grill 128 Main Street


Rich's Burgers 102 N. Walnut Street 870.536.6950

3rd Generation Chef 501 Main Simmons Bank mezzanine 870.541.1134

Country Chic Chocolate Company 1522 S. Main 501.590.1216

Subway 1620 S. Main


Underwater Seafood 1400 S. Main

870.534.2722 Closes 8pm W & Th, 9pm Fri. & Sat


RJ's Sports Grill & Bar 128 Main Street

870.850.7887 Port City Blues Society & Open Mic night on Wednesdays beginning at 8:00 p.m. Blues Concert the first Saturday of each month. Smoke Free

Colonial Steak House 111 W. 8th


The Avenue on Main 201 S. Main

870.441.1962 (Temporarily closed)


Southeast Engravers 208 W. Barraque 870.536.3347

Awards, trophies, plaques, signs, banners, glass and jewelry engraving

United Way of Southeast Arkansas 211 W. 3rd, #135 870.534.2153

D Virtuous Divas' Boutique 102 S. Main 870.674.7666

Burts Food Court & Events Center 209 S. Main 870.568.6382 (Contact Jan)

Kelly & Stone CPA 220 S. Main 870.534.8104

Pop's Barbershop 301 S. Main 870.536.7677

The Generator 435 S. Main 870.663.0200

Simmons Bank 501 Main Street 870.541.1000

Shoe Express 502 S. Main 870.535.8454 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00

New shoes & boots, men's clothing, hats and shoe repair

The Alliance 510 Main Street 870.535.0110

FBT Bank & Mortgage 716-B S. Main 870.201.3044 Neighborhood Loan Office

Pine Bluff Title Company 728 S. Main 870.536.4943

AgHeritage Farm Credit Services 800 S. Main 870.628.4218

Impressive Styles Beauty and Barber Salon 902 S. Main 870.535.0902

Elite Cutz Barbershop 904 S. Main 870.535.0902

Smith Barber Institution 1218 S. Main 870.626.4556

Rhodes Auto Brokers 1401 S. Main 870.536.2275

Nic Nacs Bargains 1415 S. Main 870.663.0970

Man Cave Cigars 1520 S. Main 870.663.0955 Closed Tuesdays

Country Chic Chocolate Company 1522 S. Main 501.590.1216 Open: 11 - 2

Newcomer Services & Maynard Insurance 210 Walnut 870.413.0646

Pine Bluff Downtown Development, Inc.
If we can be of assistance or provide information, we are here for you. Give us a call at 870.536.8742 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

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