The Commons bar and cafe to open Aug. 13 inside TheatreSquared

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A new bar and cafe will soon open just off Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

It’s called The Commons, and it’s part of the recently completed TheatreSquared building on the southeast corner of Spring Street and West Avenue.

Aside from being a 50,000-square-foot, two-stage theater complex, the building includes areas that will be open to the public even when no shows are taking place.

The Commons is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Aug. 13, just one day ahead of the premiere of “Shakespeare in Love,” the company’s first show in the new space.

The cafe and bar will serve locally-sourced food and drinks from partners like Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters, Woodstone Craft Pizza, Briar Rose Bakery, Ozark Natural Breads and Vault.

The online menu shows a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and 8-inch pizzas available for order. A 16-tap bar will serve a selection of local beers, along with wine and pre-made drinks.

The new TheatreSquared building is located at 477 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville

Operating hours are listed as 8:30 a.m. to close Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Officials said non-performance day closing times will vary, but The Commons is expected to stay open until “well after” each production ends, and perhaps as late as 11 p.m.

For more information, or to see the menu, visit