Big Red Stores announced this week plans to construct three new stores, remodel two existing locations and add Dairy Queen restaurants to some locations.
The newest Big Red location in Bauxite was completed in early February, the company said. Construction is underway at additional locations in Alexander, Arkadelphia and Benton. The store in Arkadelphia will also include a full-sized Dairy Queen restaurant, owned by You Scream Holdings LLC.
Remodels of Big Red locations in Sheridan and Lonsdale have also begun. A new Dairy Queen is set to open in mid-2021 at the Sheridan location. In Lonsdale, the company said it will be adding more pumps and expanding the existing building to accommodate customers traveling between Benton and Hot Springs.