Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar will open 1st Arkansas location in Rogers

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Honey dusted fried chicken with crispy brussels from Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar.

So far, a new mixed-use commercial development along Interstate 49 in Rogers has zeroed in on North Carolina for its restaurant tenants.

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar has signed a lease agreement at Pinnacle Springs, an 80,498-square-foot mixed-use center in Rogers.

The restaurant, which will be the Asheville, N.C.-based brand’s first in Arkansas, is expected to open in late 2024.

Tupelo Honey opened in downtown Asheville in 2000 and has 20 locations nationwide. Guests can expect various brunch, lunch and dinner options, including popular southern dishes such as honey-dusted fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles. Farm fresh sides, decadent desserts and craft cocktails add to the authentic southern menu.

Whole Foods Market will anchor Pinnacle Springs, which has revealed two restaurant tenants. The other is Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. It’s also planning for a late 2024 opening.

Georgia-based SJC Ventures, a privately held, mixed-use commercial real estate and retail development firm, is the Pinnacle Springs developer. Construction at the site, east of I-49 at the northwest corner of New Hope Road and South Promenade Boulevard, will begin this spring.

Colliers Arkansas in Rogers is SJC Ventures’ development and leasing partner for Pinnacle Springs, including a 350-unit apartment complex built on an undeveloped lot (8.6 acres) adjacent to Home Depot.

SJC has not disclosed site development details for the more complex shopping center/retail component. Two office buildings totaling about 29,000 square feet are now occupying that 13-acre hillside site.

Hunt Ventures in Rogers, led by Johnelle Hunt, is the landowner, but the property is under contract to be sold to a new owner.