New ‘Quick Town’ collective to host grand opening event

A food truck court and a handful of retailers have banded together to create ‘Quick Town’ on South Government Avenue

A new neighborhood of makers has banded together to create a new shopping and dining district in Fayetteville, and they’re throwing a party this month.

Logo created for the new Quick Town area

The group is calling itself Quick Town, and is made up of retailers Freckled Hen Farmhouse, Heartwood Gallery, Crimson & Clover, and food trucks Zuppa Zuppa Soup Kitchen, Harvest Moon Pies, and Cathead Biscuits.

They’ll host a grand opening event titled “A Quick Town Revival” on Saturday, Oct. 28 from noon until 8 p.m.

The event will include live music from Adam Cox, Ashtyn Nilsen-Barbaree, Emily Rowland, and Candy Lee, along with brews from Apple Blossom Brewing, arts and crafts created by members of the Cattywampus Co-op, and other activities.

The name of the district is an homage to Jim Quick, longtime owner of the property along South Government Avenue. Organizers say it’s also a tongue-in-cheek reference to the locally-souced, made-from-scratch nature of the businesses located in the neighborhood, whose hand-made items are often anything but “quick.”

The event will take place at 418 S. Government Ave. It is free to attend and open to the public.

For a bit more information, check out the Quick Town Facebook page.