Dickson Street

Courtesy / University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections

We take a listen back to a story from the summer of 1995, when Dickson Street in Fayetteville was evolving, and hear about the closing of Shipley's Bakery and how a number of businesses have shaped the street and city for decades. 


After a group of University of Arkansas students built a mini park, or parklet, in a parking space on Dickson Street for a day, a local property management company liked their idea so much a parklet is now going to be up for a whole year. Randy Werner of Old Buildings LLC partnered with the students and the city to get a permit to set up the parklet in a parking space outside Blackboard Grocery & Eatery.