Downtown Springdale

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Tyson Foods unveiled its Manufacturing Automation Center in downtown Springdale last week. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food processing plants.

The Springdale Chamber of Commerce has launched a new smartphone app to give visitors and residents one place for information about everything that's happening in the city. The app called Explore Springdale includes information about hotels and restaurants, as well as recreational and entertainment options. It also has a comprehensive calendar of events.

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Arkansas' only cidery is growing. Black Apple Crossing in Springdale will start distributing its cider at more than 30 bars and restaurants in Little Rock and North Little Rock starting next month. 


Construction of a new criminal justice complex and renovations to city hall are underway in Springdale. The project, which is expected to take two years, will provide much-needed space for city services and increase efficiency for residents.

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City leaders and several business groups unveiled their plans for downtown Springdale at last week's Invest Springdale Summit. They include a mixed-use development anchored by a Ropeswing Hospitality Group concept, dozens of new apartment units, a design for Luther George Park and a new movie production company.