DOWNTOWN REPORTER
Volume 7 July 2019
Barraque Plaza Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On Thursday, July 18, 2019, Pine Bluff Downtown Development was proud to showcase the newly installed canopy at Barraque Plaza.

The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce Red Coats were on hand to assist with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as were Louise Sullivan from the Mayor's office and Greg Phillips and staff from Main Street Arkansas. PBDD President David Brown welcomed the guests and provided background on the development of the plaza.

Many thanks the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, Main Street Arkansas, a division of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, and Fifty for the Future for funds to complete the project. Sutliff Construction installed the steel framing and East Harding Construction Company installed the canopy panels.

The completion of this project is one more addition to the great improvements happening in downtown Pine Bluff.
New Business Downtown
FBT Bank & Mortgage company held a ribbon cutting for its new downtown neighborhood bank location. The renovated building is located at 716B Main Street.
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 21, 2019
6th Avenue and 601 Main Street Plaza
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We are looking for vendors to participate in the 3rd Annual Pop Up in the Bluff. If you or someone you know has wares to sell contact Pine Bluff Downtown Development 870-536-8742 or pbdd110pine@yahoo.com for a registration form. Deadline is September 9, 2019.
2019 Annual
 Pine Bluff Art League Exhibition
Opening Reception August 8, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Awards at 5:30 p.m.
Show runs August 8 - November 9, 2019
Arts & Science Center
701 Main Street
Pine Bluff, AR

Downtown Streetscape

The downtown Streetscape project will begin in August when Liberty Utilities starts their work replacing and improving the water lines down Barraque and Main Streets. The first part of the Streetscape project construction will begin at Walnut Street to State Street. The next section will be Main Street to 4th Avenue and completion will be from 4th to 8th avenues. The suggested project timeline has the first phase of the street construction to begin in September 2019. These dates are not set in stone as there are several entities working together to bring about this exciting change to downtown Pine Bluff.
REMINDERS FROM LAST MONTH
PINE BLUFF AQUATIC CENTER
Fee Schedule
A single day rate is $5 per person with memberships available by month, quarter, 6 months or a year for individuals and families.
Single visit $5 person
One Month $30 Individual
$50 Family
3 Months $85 Individual
$135 Family
6 Months $160 Individual
$270 Family
1 Year $300 Individual
$480 Family
Saracen Farmers Market

Visit the Lake Saracen Farmers Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Located at Saracen Landing - 200 Lake Saracen Drive
LOOKING FOR 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

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