Blackboard Grocery to close Dec. 20

Blackboard Grocery / Courtesy

A well-loved local bodega on Dickson Street will soon close its doors for good.

Blackboard Grocery, a small urban market that opened in late 2014 at 644 W. Dickson Street, announced plans to close their store officially just before the holidays on Dec. 20.

The announcement was posted earlier today on the store’s Instagram page.

It’s been an incredible 4 years having Blackboard nestled in our favorite NWA Town. Thanks for accepting us and embracing our tiny little bodega down on Dickson Street. Dec. 20th will be our last day to fuel you with coffee, fill your bellies with food, and be there when you need us in a pinch.

We hope you come say goodbye and come take advantage of some deep discounts. We <3 you Fayetteville! We can't wait to see you all out in the community instead of just from behind the bar!

The store, owned by Lycia Shrum who had operated a similar store in Austin before moving to Fayetteville, carried groceries, coffee, beer, and other essentials. They also served up sandwiches and other items for lunch, and some (incredibly delicious) grab-and-go breakfast tacos in the morning.

Judging by the reactions on the store’s Instagram announcement, several folks in town will be sad to see it go.