Commercial rent rising as downtowns change in Northwest Arkansas

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 1:03 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Storm Carr, owner of French Quarters in Fayetteville, speaks Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, inside the store on Block Avenue. Carr and his wife, Chris, are closing the store after about 25 years in business in downtown Fayetteville.

Storm Carr looked crestfallen as he walked around what used to be his French antiques store on Block Avenue in Fayetteville. A few stacks of books and some collectibles too big for boxes remained.

Downtown leasable retail space

Average price per square foot, 2012-2017

• Bentonville: $11.31 to $16.67

• Fayetteville: $9.75 to $11.40

• Springdale: $7.14 to $11.13

• Rogers: $8.55 to $9.87

Source: Center for Business and Economic Research, Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Storm Carr, owner of French Quarters in Fayetteville, speaks Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, inside the store on Block Avenue. ...

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