Fayetteville has seen its fair share of breweries open over the past few years. Everywhere you turn it’s all about local IPAs and stouts. For local restaurateur Jody Thornton local beer can be much more than a hop storm of flavor. His new endeavor – JJ’s Beer Garden & Brewing Co. – will ensure light lager will be another viable option for people thirsty for locally crafted beer.
Thornton, a native of Hot Springs, is a veteran of the restaurant and bar industries. After spending some time in Fayetteville as an undergraduate he moved to Austin, Texas to work for Fred Nelson at Souper Salad. Despite success there as general manager, family ties eventually brought him back to Northwest
We are so happy to be breaking ground for JJ’s new building located in the heart of Uptown Fayetteville! This new location will house their corporate office, along with the Brewery and their new restaurant, JBGB. Come and celebrate at 10 am on Monday June 13th with us. We will see you there!
Directions: one the south corner of Steele Blvd and Van Asche, across the street from the UARK Credit Union built site.
Arkansas continues to play a role in the resurgence of the American craft beer industry.
The number of active breweries in the Natural State has grown from six in 2011 to 21 this year, with at least another half dozen in the works.
One of the latest to enter the early stages of planning is JJ’s Beer Garden & Brewing Co., a new restaurant and brewery set for construction at the southwest corner of Van Asche Drive and Steele Boulevard in Fayetteville.
It’s the latest venture from Jody Thornton, owner of JJ’s Grill, which operates six locations across the state.
Design plans submitted to city planners this week show a nearly 12,000-square-foot building, which Thornton said will include
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Northern Fayetteville is growing in both retail and residential areas near the Northwest Arkansas Mall.
Since January, several large developments have broken ground on Steele Boulevard. City planning director Andrew Garner said two 300-unit apartment complexes and a bank are in the works.
“You have a big employment center at the mall and the hospital,” Garner said. “You’re also starting to get some housing to support the young professionals who work in those areas, so I think it is very exciting to start to see that area develop into a more complete area.”
Another large retailer coming to the corner of