Downtown Rogers Apartment Projects Could Have Ripple Effect

Posted: February 3, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER • @NWASAMANTHA Shane Shoemaker collects debris while gutting the former City Hall building Friday at the corner of West Elm Street and South Third Street in Rogers. The building will be converted into loft apartments with a wine and coffee bar, open to the public, in the basement.

Two developers are remodeling downtown buildings into loft apartments, something city officials hope will create an urban lifestyle and be the spark that ignites more downtown development.

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