Mixed-use building pops up in Momentary neighborhood

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Celebration Plaza at 200 S.E. Sixth St., in Bentonville was recently completed. The building was designed by HFA architect Lori Filbeck and built by Oelke Construction.

Development continues in Bentonville in the area that will eventually be anchored by the Momentary.

Owners Bobby and Johnna Duncan recently completed a 3,850-square-foot commercial building at 200 S.E. Sixth St. called Celebration Plaza. It sits four blocks west of the Momentary, an international arts venue scheduled to open in 2020.

Celebration Plaza is a two-story building and includes a 950-square-foot space leased to OnRetail, a CPG supplier services firm. The remainder of the building is occupied by a business the Duncans own, The Cigar District. The boutique retailer specializes in cigars, pipes and specialty men’s gifts including leather goods, humidors and accessories.

The first floor features upscale retail, a customer lounge and an outdoor courtyard. The second floor is a members-only space called The Refuge. It features a lounge with a stocked wet bar, a private meeting room, two restrooms, a catering kitchen, humidified lockers and a rooftop patio.

Duncan said the building is geographically situated between the Arts District and Market District, areas that are part of a larger redevelopment plan established by the city for the area southeast of the downtown square. That’s why he named his business The Cigar District. The business has received “Appointed Merchant” status by Swiss luxury cigar brand Davidoff. Only three stores in Arkansas carry the status. The Cigar District is the only one in Northwest Arkansas.

Celebration Plaza was designed by HFA architect Lori Filbeck and built by Oelke Construction.

Other improvements that have sprouted in the Sixth Street corridor west of the Momentary in the past year include The Station Café and residential development by Lamplighter Restoration of Bentonville.