DOWNTOWN REPORTER
Volume 1 January 2020
Pardon our Progress
Streetscape Project Start Date Getting Closer
Liberty Utilities has completed the new water infrastructure project on Main Street, and has started on Barraque Street. Once construction is complete and certified, the Streetscape project can begin.
Downtown Business Highlighted
Shoe Express
Shoes - Hats - Clothing - Shoe Repair
Located at 502 Main Street in downtown Pine Bluff
the Shoe Express is much more than just a shoe store. In addition to selling men's and women's shoes, this business offers men's clothing as well as hats, ties and other accessories.

The Shoe Express is also a shoe repair store. If you need shoes stretched, soles repaired, a pair of shoes dyed or any other type repair, give them a call.

Open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
870.535.8454 shoeexpresspblic@gmail.com
Pine Bluff South Side Clean Up

The Mayor's Office is excited to announce that the Pine Bluff MLK Service Day, a community cleanup, will now take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8 am - 12 pm. Volunteers should meet at Pine Bluff High School at 8 am to receive instructions. Lunch and supplies will be provided. Our previous Service Day, January 18, was cancelled due to inclement weather. We hope to see you on February 8th as we work together in unity to clean up Pine Bluff. Please contact the Mayor's Office if you have any questions or concerns.


State of the City Address

Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington will host the State of the City Address from 6 pm - 8 pm Thursday, February 13th in the Auditorium of the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The community is invited to attend. The Mayor will discuss the city's accomplishments in 2019 and the vision for 2020.
A Valentines Evening with "The Andrews Sisters"

Friday, February 14, 2020
Sahara Shrine Center
820 Main Street
Make Valentines Day a special evening out with dinner and a show at the Sahara Shrine Center. Local talents Tanya Simpson, Susan Harris and Charlotte Wilson will perform as the "Andrews Sisters" with 40's favorite songs.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 person
Will Call 870.534.3392
Email: saharashriners@yahoo.com


Sounds of Blue
Mark your calendars! Port City Blues Society will be hosting "Sounds of Blue", a free interactive Delta Blues experience for all ages featuring musicians Marcus "Mookie" Cartwright, Carla Robinson, Bluesboy Jag ... live Delta Blues music, blues discussion, blues jam session, artist meet and greet, cigar box guitar making info, and Delta Blues history. Funded in part by Synergy Forum, Inc.

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Location: UAPB Business Support Incubator 615 Main Street.
Admission is free
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO
COME DOWNTOWN


Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library : www.pineblufflibrary.org 870.534.4802 200 E. 8th Avenue

PBJC Historical Museum: Open Wednesday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00
www.pbjchistory.org 870.541.5402
201 East 4th Avenue


Arkansas Railroad Museum : Open Wednesday - 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 D. 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- 8pm, Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm 870.850.7620
www.cityofpinebluff.com/aquatics
Swim-Play-Exercise Fun for all.

In addition to each facilities' website, check out the TOWN CRIER section of the Pine Bluff Commercial

LOOKING FOR
BREAKFAST/LUNCH COME DOWNTOWN


Indigo Blue Coffeehouse 212 W. Barraque Street
870.210.4120 or 870.718.5330

Miss Margaret's Unique Cakes 214 W. Barraque Street
870.592.0328

Lucky's Café 310 E. 5th Avenue
870.534.2825

RJ's Sports Grill 1 28 Main Street
870.850.7887

Rich's Burgers 102 N. Walnut Street 870.536.6950

Off the Grill 1219 Main Lunch Wed - Fri. 11:00 a.m.

Subway 1620 S. Main (Newly renovated)
870.535.4782

AFTER WORK ENTERTAINMENT

Hot Rods 201 S. Main Street
Wed. Blues Open Mic Night 870.534.2066

RJ's Sports Grill 128 Main Street
870.850.7887

Colonial Steak House 111 W. 8th
870.536.3488

Off the Grill 1219 Main Street
Wed/Thurs closes at 8:00 p.m.
Friday closes at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday closes at 10:00 p.m.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES
Southeast Engravers 208 W. Barraque 870.536.3347
Awards, trophies, plaques, signs, banners, glass and jewelry engraving
D Virtuous Divas 102 S. Main 870.674.7666
Women's clothing
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
Shoe Express 502 S. Main 870.535.8454 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00
New shoes & boots, men's clothing, hats and shoe repair
FBT Bank & Mortgage 716-B S. Main 870.201.3044 Neighborhood Loan Office
Pine Bluff Title Company 728 S. Main 870.536.4943
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