October 4, 2006 is a date that I will never forget, mostly because it was the due date of my first child. While I was counting down the days to meet my first-born, the rest of of Northwest Arkansas was anxiously awaiting the arrival of a much-bigger baby, the Pinnacle Hills Promenade. The city of Rogers welcomed the much-anticipated 980,000 square foot, open-air shopping center that day. Over the past 6 years, we've watched that area grow up, mature and even welcome siblings, not unlike my own life. What a ride it's been for us all!
The explosion of retail growth may have started with the opening of the Promenade, but it certainly didn't end there. There are now several distinct shopping and dining areas throughout town. We've got a lot to cover, so stick with me and I promise I'll give you the scoop on what new stores and restaurants are coming to Rogers.
Pinnacle Hills Shopping Area
Pinnacle Hills Promenade
The Pinnacle Hills Promenade (I-540 Exit 81 or 83) is one of the top shopping centers in this part of the country and is home to stores like Coach, Pottery Barn, Sephora, Williams-Sonoma and many more. If you work up an appetite while you're shopping, don't worry, you'll find numerous restaurants here including Mimi's Cafe, PF Chang's and Houlihan's, just to name a few. If you're looking for healthier-fare, then stop in the new Fresh Market for a bite to eat while you're picking up some groceries. The Promenade is great for date night. Grab a bite to eat and then head to the Malco Pinnacle Hills 12 for a movie, but be sure to save room for dessert! There are options for everything from cookies and chocolate to frozen yogurt and cupcakes in the area. Speaking of cupcakes, did you know Bliss Cupcakes will soon be opening their third Northwest Arkansas location in Rogers? Bliss Cupcakes (opening in March) and Dickey's BBQ (opening this summer) will be neighbors in a new building along Promenade Blvd. Other restaurants to look forward to in this area are Slim Chicken's and Mojito's, both slated for summer/early fall openings.
If you are gifted in the art of sewing, or are just a wanna-be, Pinterest-inspired crafter like me, I have some great news for you! Hancock Fabrics will be opening in the area by Bed, Bath and Beyond this spring/summer! *swoon* I like to dabble in creating curtains and pillows (please don't look too close if you ever come to my house), so I couldn't be more excited about this announcement, but it gets even better! Party Place will also be opening a location in the Pinnacle Hills shopping area in late summer/early fall. My Pinterest boards are filling up just at the thought of all of these upcoming craft projects!
For outdoor enthusiasts, you will find everything you need and everything you never knew you needed at the new 100,000 square foot Cabela’s, located adjacent to the Pinnacle Hills Promenade on Promenade Blvd. This is the only Cabela's store in Arkansas and is a must-see for everyone. Shoppers can get in touch with the great outdoors while shopping indoors. **Tip for parents: visit the free in-store aquarium and conservation-themed wildlife displays for a cold or rainy-day field trip!
Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills
Just across the interestate from the Pinnacle Hills shopping area, you'll find even more shops to enjoy! The Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills (I-540 Exit 83) features upscale shopping and exquisite dining. Located directly across the street from the John Q. Hammons Center and Embassy Suites Hotel, The Shoppes have the look and feel of urban America right here in the heart of northwest Arkansas. From trendy clothing to home decor, outdoor sports, furniture, jewelry and more, this area has lots of options for all kinds of shoppers. Some of the area's finest restaurants are located here, including Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Theo's. This area is bustling at night after all of the nearby offices close their doors for the evening.
Village on the Creeks
Also located near the Embassy Suites and John Q. Hammons Center is Village on the Creeks (I-540 Exit 83). This area is the perfect place to enjoy a patio meal, unique shops and lakeside picnic. Your taste buds are sure to enjoy the unique collection of restaurants here, which include the Green Bean, a European-style bakery; The Crumpet, a tearoom featuring their famous orange rolls; and the Mellow Mushroom, a colorful pizza place that all ages enjoy. **Tip for parents: try to get the tables next to the large wall chalkboard so you can enjoy your meal while little ones draw! If you love breakfast, you'll be excited about what's coming this spring to Village on the Creeks. The Egg and I will be opening a new location very soon! After you fill up at one of the great dining options here, be sure to check out the area's great shops, which include clothing, party supplies and more.
This large shopping center is home to dozens of national retail chains like Charming Charlie, Kohls, Gap, Petco, Pier One, Belk, Barnes and Noble (I could keep going on and on...). If you haven't been to this shopping area, then make your way on over to the Scottsdale Center (I-540 Exit 85) soon! Good thing there are hotels nearby because I might just move in permantely once HomeGoods, Marshalls and Shoe Carnival open in March. Those aren't the only stores that are moving in, Akin's Natural Foods Market will be opening its first Arkansas location this summer.
So visitors, if you're looking for a place to stay near shopping, restaurants, movies and more, this is your place. Restaurant row, which is full of a variety of dining options, will surely satisfy your appetite before retiring for the night!
Enjoy the beauty of brick streets and small-town charm in Rogers' historic downtown. This area is just minutes from the John Q. Hammons Center and offers an array of one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants and shops. It is a melting pot where business, dining, creativity, shopping, art, music and history come together to form a vibrant community. I love places where you can work, live and eat and never have to get in your car. Northwest Arkansas is blessed to have so many great downtown areas with lots of character to enjoy! The best way to enjoy downtown Rogers is to park and walk. You'll be able to meander up and down the streets while shopping your way through the area. From upscale boutiques and home decor, to fine art photography and flea-market finds, browsing is all part of the fun! Downtown is also home to my two favorite sandwhich shops (Iron Horse Coffee Company - get the Numan II & Heirloom Food & Gifts - get the Elvis!). Head to downtown on your next lunch break or as soon as you can to see for yourself why so many businesses are moving into this part of town!
Additional Shopping Areas
Frisco Station Mall
The Frisco Station Mall is a 242,535 square foot, one level shopping center located at Walnut Street & Dixieland Road. The center is anchored by Hobby Lobby and has 25 fine stores you won’t find anywhere else in Rogers.
Pleasant Crossing & Tuscany Square
This large shopping center (I-540 Exit 81) is home to several large furniture stores, a Walmart Supercenter and Academy Sports. In total, there are 34 shops, including several restaurants and fast food chains.
What other stores and restaurants would you like to see in Rogers? Comment and let us know!