PBDD Masthead 2020
Volume 2 February 2022
Pine Bluff Downtown Development is happy to introduce three new members:
Welcome The Strong Company, Tim DeJarnette, president. For over 60 years The Strong company has provided a total system of engineered products, specialized equipment and complete customer service. The Strong Company continues to be an industry leader in both light-weight insulating concretes and corrosion-resist high strength repair mortars. Located 4505 Emmett Sanders Road, Pine Bluff AR.
Welcome LEVEL 5 Architecture Melissa Dysart, Project Coordinator. This team is a close-knit firm that is guided by a set of five core values; compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. These values serve as the foundation for which LEVEL 5 builds its relationships with clients and communities. Located at 326 Holcomb, Ste. 101 Springdale, AR 72764.
Welcome RJ's Sports Grill & Bar, Rosie Pettigrew, owner. RJ's is located in the heart of downtown Pine Bluff at the corner of 2nd and Main. This building was originally the "Bank of Pine Bluff". It is a family-owned restaurant, grill and bar where patrons can enjoy a smoke free environment with great ambiance, stellar customer service and good food. Wednesday nights, beginning at 8:00 p.m., RJ's will be hosting the Port City Blues Jam. Located 128 Main Street.
Port City Blues Jam has changed locations. Every Wednesday night beginning at 8:00 p.m. the Port City Blues will be playing at RJ's Sports Grill & Bar located at 128 Main. This is also an open mic night for anyone interested in performing blues music. RJ's Sports Grill & Bar is a smoke free environment.
Neighbor To Neighbor
SOUPer Bowl Fundraiser
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Main Street America asks for help from Local Business Owners
Almost two years ago, Main Street America launched a small business survey that focused on understanding the early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Main Streets and Main Street business owners. Through the power of our network, more than 5,000 small business owners responded, enabling us to launch targeted advocacy campaigns and voice the fears and concerns of local business owners in cities and towns, big and small. 
Today, we're kicking off our 2022 Small Business Survey. We want to hear how businesses are adapting and how they're feeling about their futures. As we come through a very difficult period, we know that small businesses continue to animate our downtowns and neighborhood commercial corridors. We'd like to know how we can help. 
Please participate in the Business Survey by going to this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainstreet-smallbiz-winter2022. We're asking for responses by 5:00pm PT on Thursday, February 17. It should take each small business owner about ten minutes to go through the questions.
Thank you-and your business-for participating in this important survey. Please let them know that we are many, and we are here. 

Mike Powe, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Main Street America
Check out the Arts & Science Center
Feb. 11 Sound of the Pride 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Feb. 12 Auditions for "The Outsiders" 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Feb. 18 Watercolor & Wine 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 Yoga in the Loft 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

These are just a few of the activities, check out their website at www.asc701.org for more information.

Pop Up in the Bluff has been postponed

Save the New

May 7, 2022

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 - Simplee's Off the Grill - Colonial Steakhouse and Subway Sandwiches
Shop Locally
Support Pine Bluff
Restaurants and Businesses

Businesses, public service buildings, museums and restaurants are opening up.
Call ahead to see what protocols are being followed.

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

PBJC Historical Museum:
www.pbjchistory.org 870.541.5402
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.

Pine Bluff Aquatic Center: 400 E. 11th Ave. Mon.- Fri. 6am- 7pm, Sat. 9am-5pm,
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

Simplee's Off the Grill 1219 Main Wed. - Fri. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 870.510.5974

Country Chic Chocolate Company 1522 S. Main 501.590.1216

Subway 1620 S. Main


RJ's Sports Grill 128 Main Street
870.850.7887 Port City Blues Society & Open Mic night on Wednesdays beginning at 8:00 p.m. Smoke Free

Colonial Steak House 111 W. 8th

Southeast Engravers 208 W. Barraque 870.536.3347
Awards, trophies, plaques, signs, banners, glass and jewelry engraving
Uptown Salon & Boutique 204 S. Main 877.715.0393
Massage, hair, nails, pedicures, facials and more - gift boutique
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
Man Cave Cigars 1520 S. Main 870.663.0955 Closed Tuesdays
Country Chic Chocolate Company 1522 S. Main 501.590.1216 Open: 11 - 2

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 pbdowntown@sbcglobal.net or ppdd110pine@yahoo.com.