Four-story retail/office building opens in downtown Bentonville

by Paul Gatling ( 782 views 

A new mixed-use office building has opened south of the square in downtown Bentonville.

A limited liability company owned by David Adair and Zach Kennedy developed the 17,415-square-foot building at 307 S. Main St. Adair is co-founder and owner of Adair Creative, which relocated from leased space at 215 S. Main St. and occupies about 3,900 square feet — triple its old office space.

Adair Creative offers web design, advertising and video services. It’s owned by Adair, his wife Meredith and Kennedy.

Other tenants of the new building are Font Awesome, JoyHouse Coffee and Barber Law Firm.

Font Awesome, owned by Dave Gandy, recently relocated from Boston, and creates vector icons and social logos for more than 100 million websites across the world.

JoyHouse Coffee, owned by David Watson, sources its coffee from Haiti, and supports jobs in the island nation by sending half of coffee sale profits to support organizations there.

Barber Law Firm, a full-service business law firm, was founded in 1910 and maintains its headquarters in Little Rock. The firm has 32 attorneys. The Bentonville office, Barber’s second, will initially be staffed by one attorney, Evan Stallings.

“We are extremely pleased to become a permanent part of all that is happening in downtown Bentonville,” David Adair said. “We hope this project is one of many as South Main Street continues to be developed.”

Oelke Construction Co. was the general contractor and Modus Studio was the designer. Legacy National Bank of Springdale provided financing with an 11-year mortgage of $2.39 million.

Adair said the building has two units still available for lease.