Restaurant news: Deluxe Burger, Spring Rolls, El Matador and more

It was just a week ago that we published a roundup of new restaurants coming soon to Fayetteville, but we’ve found a handful of others since then.

Here’s what we know about five new places opening soon in town, and (sadly) one place that recently closed.

Deluxe Burger

Theo’s owner Scott Bowman plans to open a burger restaurant on Dickson Street later this summer.

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Fayetteville restauranteur Scott Bowman is opening another restaurant in town.

Bowman, who owns Theo’s, East Side Grill, and Union Kitchen inside The Chancellor Hotel, plans to open Deluxe Burger at 550 W. Dickson St. in the space recently occupied by Rowdy Beaver.

The fast-casual style restaurant will feature hamburgers, shakes, malts, and other items. Renovations on the space will soon begin, which include a possible second entrance and patio facing Mud Creek Trail, similar to the neighboring Arsaga’s location.

If all goes well, Deluxe Burger should be open in time for the start of the University of Arkansas’ fall semester in August.

Spring Rolls Bistro

Signs have appeared for a new Vietnamese restaurant called Spring Rolls along Joyce Boulevard.

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Signs for a new restaurant Vietnamese restaurant called Spring Rolls Bistro have appeared in the space formerly home to Cherry Berry Frozen Yogurt at 745 E. Joyce Boulevard.

According to the signs, the new restaurant is affiliated with Bentonville-based Vietnamese restaurant Pho Thanh.

El Matador

A small sign on the window indicates El Matador Mexican Bar & Grill is coming to the space formerly home to Bariola’s Pizza.

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It appears as though a Mexican restaurant called El Matador is coming to the space formerly occupied by Bariola’s Pizza at 1290 N. Steamboat Drive.

We still don’t know much about the place, but it appears to be the same restaurant that submitted preliminary plans last year for a 6,000-square-foot restaurant adjacent to Walmart Market at the corner of Wedington Drive and Salem Road.

A small sign in the window of the restaurant states simply, “Matador Mexican Gril & Bar. Hope to see you soon.”

Parks Purity Pie Company

Parks Purity Pie Company has closed their Airstream-based restaurant formerly located in the Yacht Club.

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Parks Purity Pie Company, a restaurant specializing in savory and sweet pies by the slice at The Yacht Club on College, has closed.

The restaurant’s Facebook page last week cited limited baking space, the upcoming hot weather, and a verbal dispute with The Yacht Club owner as reasons for the closure.

The Facebook page has since been deleted.

Lo’s Sweet Treats & Other Eats / Loofie’s Gelato

Future home of Loofie’s Gelato at the Yacht Club on College.

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Despite the closing of Parks Purity Pie Company, food truck fans won’t have to wait long to find relief for their sweet tooth, as two new trucks that offer desserts will soon open at The Yacht Club.

Lo’s Sweet Treats and Other Eats owner Lauren French said she plans to serve several kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches and many varieties of cakes, pies, cookies and other desserts in the former Parks Purity truck. A soft opening is planned for Tuesday, May 7. French said Lo’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

We don’t know much about Loofie’s Gelato, except that they will serve gelato, quiche, and other sweet treats, according to their Facebook page.