Rogers expands drinking and entertainment district
Rogers' Railyard Entertainment District just got bigger and boozier.
What's happening: The Rogers City Council voted Tuesday to extend the boundaries of the district downtown to include Nola's Pantry, The Tipsy Donut and The Listening Room, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.
- This means a total of 19 businesses now participate in the district.
- Others include Havana Tropical Grill, Ozark Beer Company, Yeyo's, The Foreman, Onyx, Moonbroch Brewing Company, Hapa's Hawaiian Bar & Grill, Victory Theater, Parkside Public, The Five6, The Rail, Levi's Gastrolounge, Iron Horse, Club Frisco, Las Palmas and Butterfield Stage.
Context: Entertainment districts are allowed thanks to Act 812, a state law passed in 2019 that gives cities the authority to create areas where people can legally drink as long as they stay within set boundaries.
Zoom out: Bentonville, Fayetteville and Springdale also have entertainment districts. Bentonville's is at Eighth Street Market, and Fayetteville and Springdale's districts are in their downtowns.
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