The Meteor Cafe to Open Second Location in NWA


The Meteor Cafe to Open Second Location in NWA
The Meteor Cafe in Austin, Texas (Meteor Cafe)

The Meteor Cafe is planning to open its second location in northwest Arkansas at the South Yard mixed-use development in Fayetteville.

Specialized Real Estate Group Inc. of Fayetteville, the firm behind the project, announced an opening date in spring 2023. 

The Meteor serves specialty coffee, wine and craft beer, and food ranging from baked goods to breakfast tacos to pizza. It also offers cyclists a boutique retail environment that specializes in bike sales and service, apparel and accessories.

The Meteor has two other locations in Bentonville and Austin, Texas. It relocated to Bentonville from Little Rock in 2019.

“The distinct personality of Fayetteville will complement our unique mashup of services and help us create a one-of-a-kind space, just like our other two locations,” Chris St. Peter, co-founder and managing director of The Meteor, said in a news release. “Fayetteville has a rich cycling history. We are excited to have the opportunity to serve experienced cyclists, newcomers, commuters, cruisers, or anyone else who wants to ride a bike, or who just wants great food and wine in a charming, intriguing atmosphere.”

The South Yard development is located at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South School Avenue, just off the Razorback Greenway. It will reuse four existing buildings, formerly occupied by Farmers Cooperative, and offer dining options, entertainment, small office and retail space, a new public park, and 128 apartments.

Memphis-based Central BBQ is among the tenants. It will be the barbecue chain's eighth location, and its first in Arkansas.


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