Sunrise Cafe building demolished on Garland Avenue

Workers tear down a building at 1305 N. Garland Ave. Friday afternoon in Fayetteville as part of a road widening project.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The last of three buildings set to be demolished in the 1300 block of Garland Avenue was torn down late last week.

The building, once home to Sunrise Cafe, was razed as part of a road widening project that, until recently, hasn’t shown many signs of movement.

A neighboring building, once home to Tony C’s Bar & Grill, was torn down by the state in mid-December.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Sunrise Cafe sat between the buildings that housed Tony C’s Bar & Grill and Munchies, both of which were demolished a couple of weeks ago.

Once complete, the area will have a new four-way intersection which will eliminate the angled and somewhat awkward intersection at Mount Comfort Road.

Besides the new intersection, Garland Avenue will eventually be widened to four lanes with a raised median from North Street to Melmar Street.

Garland Avenue doubles as Arkansas Highway 112, so the Arkansas Highway Department and the city are sharing the cost of the $6.7 million project.

Construction is scheduled to begin sometime this fall.