Restaurant news: Green Submarine moving, Scarpino re-opening, Hjem closed, and more

There’s been a ton of action in the bar and restaurant world recently.

Here’s a brief overview of what we know about what has opened, closed, and what’s coming soon in Fayetteville.


Scarpino closed not too long ago, and after offering up the space to the A&P recently, it looks like the plans for owners Gina and Richard Berquist have changed.

The restaurant is set to re-open with new management soon.

Lavish Longboard owner Nick Jones will take over the space, and plans to serve a bistro-style lunch and host entertainment events in the evenings. He also plans to set up a skateboard shop in the former gelateria.

According to the recently-updated marquee, Gina is once again taking reservations for special events.


Renovations continue at Jose’s on Dickson Street.

Former-owner-turned-new-owner Joe Fennel and partner Doug Allen have been providing frequent updates on Facebook.

Allen told us last month that he plans to re-open June 1, but his more recent Facebook posts (and a sign in the window) indicate it could be sooner than that.

Green Submarine

After opening in a small space on Wedington about 18 months ago, an employee told us Green Submarine will soon be moving a couple doors down into the former Betty Joe Corner location at 3315 W. Wedington Dr.

The new space will give them more room to make those delicious sandwiches.

Dickson Street Social Club

Local residents and bar scene veterans Chris Sellers and Joel Schleiff have something cooking in the former Sunrise Cafe building located at 326 N.. West Ave.

A Facebook page indicates a new bar called Dickson Street Social Club is in the works. They’ve also apparently been purchasing old arcade games. That’s all we know for now. Stay tuned.

Side note, we have no idea what happened to the tapas bar that was planned at this location in September.

Tilted Kilt

Tilted Kilt plans to open their Fayetteville location at 3619 N. Mall Ave. on April 9.

The Celtic-themed restaurant chain which features a scantily dressed wait staff has over 60 locations in 20 states across the country. It will be the first location in Arkansas for the chain.

Shipley Do-Nuts

We noticed recently that Shipley Do-Nuts we told you about recently is open for business at 1640 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville.

The 75-year-old company, which serves fresh doughnuts, kolaches, coffee, and other breakfast items, has over 250 stores in what it refers to as the do-nut belt: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

Flying Burrito Co.

Signs are up for the new Flying Burrito Co. location coming to 3980 Wedington Dr.

If everything stays on track, the restaurant will be serving burritos to west-siders by the second week in April.

Farrell’s Lounge

In case you missed it earlier this week, Farrell’s Lounge is planning a 1,000-square-foot expansion at their current location at 311 W. Dickson St.

Owner Tim Farrell Jr. told us that he has leased the space next door, and plans to complete the expansion project sometime in July.


The sign is up for the new Arsaga’s coffee shop and creperie on Dickson Street.

Cary Arsaga told us recently he still plans to be up and running at the new spot by late spring or early summer.

Hjem Restaurant

A Flyer commenter earlier this week indicated that Hjem Restaurant had closed for business, and a sign in the window of the location on the Fayetteville square confirms the news.

The restaurant originally opened in April of 2010.