If you’re the type of person who likes to be among the first to try something new, well, this post is for you, my adventurous friend.
Here’s what we know about three new places that you might be able to add to your to-do list and then check them off in one weekend.
We’ve noticed quite a few of our Facebook friends got an early look at the planned Arsaga’s coffee shop and creperie, located at 548 W. Dickson St. inside the former railroad depot building once home to the Habibi hookah lounge.
Rumor has it According to a post on the Arsaga’s website, the new restaurant will host a soft opening this weekend. A call to owner Cary Arsaga was not immediately returned, but a sign on the door of the establishment states, “We’re just practicing now, but we open officially on Wednesday, June 27.”
Either way, it looks like crepes and coffee on Dickson Street are imminent.
BHK Kafe on the Square
The owners of Brick House Kitchen have quietly opened their new BHK on the Square restaurant on the downtown Fayetteville square.
The restaurant serves as a second location for BHK, which also operates a cafe on Dickson Street inside Nightbird Books.
BHK on the Square is located inside the space formerly home to Hjem Restaurant at 1 E. Center Street, or what is more commonly known as East Square Plaza.
As expected, the cafe is still waiting on its liquor license, but marketing director Caitlin Covey told us they’re already serving up a full menu of food, coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Covey said plans are in the works for a grand opening to be held sometime next month.
Dickson Street Social Club
It’s been a few months since we first told you guys about Dickson Street Social Club, but it looks like the new place will finally be up and running this weekend.
The bar, located at 326 N. West Ave., is owned by local bar scene veterans Chris Sellers and Joel Schleiff.
Sellers posted on the business’ Facebook page (which also contains photos of several old-school arcade games) that the plan is to try to be open for business this weekend, and that things were on track for a possible Friday night debut.
Todd Gill contributed to this story.