Stonemill Bread aiming to re-open this fall

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A Fayetteville bakery that closed last fall is getting closer to reopening, officials told the Flyer this week.

Stonemill Bread closed its Fayetteville location in October citing facility maintenance and long-term lease negotiations with the landlord as reasons for the closure.

The bakery and restaurant announced in January an agreement was reached and that a remodel had begun.

“We have officially signed a new lease at our flagship location in Fayetteville,” according to a social media post. “Stay tuned for updates! We miss you all!”

The owners had hoped to reopen by the end of the summer, but progress on the remodel has been slower than expected.

“We’ve had quite a few setbacks but we’re making good progress now,” manager David Dantzler told us this week. “We are aiming to reopen the first weekend in October or sometime soon after.”

The restaurant also operates locations in Springdale and Bentonville, and those locations have remained open.