Cole Considers Retail Center

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John W. Cole, owner of John W. Cole Apparel for Gentlemen on the downtown Fayetteville square, was scheduled to go before a subcommittee of the Fayetteville Planning Commission on May 29 with a tentative plan to construct a retail center in the city’s CMN Business Park.

The 15,000-SF building on 1.37 acres of land at the southwest corner of Millsap Road and Plainview Avenue would house six tenants, Cole says. One of the tenants would be Cole’s downtown store, which he would move to better accommodate customers who live north of the city.

Walker Brothers Dry Goods, a casual men’s clothing store in which Cole would be involved, would probably move into Cole’s spot on the square, he says.

“If Cole decides to proceed with the project, he hopes to lure other speciality stores, a fine-dining restaurant and upscale offices to the center.

The building was designed by Steve Jordan of Jordan & Associates architects of Fayetteville. May Construction Co. of Little Rock would build the proposed center.

Cole has run the downtown store since 1977.

“We love downtown,” he says. “It’s wonderful. It’s the greatest place in the world. That’s why we want to open a new concept for downtown Fayetteville.”