Buffalo Wild Wings plans new building in north Fayetteville


Buffalo Wild Wings is moving to a new site in north Fayetteville, but only about a stone’s throw from the current location.

The new restaurant will be built at the southeast corner of Joyce and Steele boulevards, on the opposite corner of the intersection, just west of Razorback Cinema in an empty lot adjacent to Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe.

Preliminary plans submitted by Rickett Engineering this week show less square footage than the current location, but the new site will offer more dedicated parking and better visibility.

Buffalo Wild Wings first opened in Fayetteville in late 2005 inside a 6,948-square-foot space at Joyce Plaza. Parking is shared with several other shopping center tenants like Party City and McAlister’s Deli.

Plans for the new restaurant show a 5,005-square-foot building with 100 parking spaces on a 1.72-acre lot. Patrons will be able to access the restaurant through the Razorback Cinema parking lot to the south, and Taziki’s to the east.

City planners are set to discuss the new restaurant at the July 1 Technical Plat Review meeting.

The new location is across the street a planned mixed-use development which will feature about 300 apartments and roughly 12,000 square feet of commercial space on 14 acres of undeveloped land at the southwest corner of Steel and Joyce.

Leasing for Joyce Plaza is handled by Alan Cole of Colliers International. Once vacant, the former Buffalo Wild Wings space will lease for $15 per square foot, according to a Colliers advertisement. Current tenants include Mr. Tux, Party City, Two Chic, and Learning Ladder. Four other spaces are currently available, ranging from 1,698-1,750 square feet.