Riggs Outdoor plans to open a new location on Interstate 30. According to Sean O’Keane, Executive Vice President and COO of Riggs CAT, the location will be at Interstate 30 on the eastbound side, near the Alcoa Verizon Wireless store. O’Keane says they will move the current two stores in Little Rock and Benton to combine operations at this one new store. Construction is set to begin in November, with completion planned for Summer 2018.
The Riggs announcement was at a press conference at Benton City Hall. Other items of note are below:
- All Aboard Restaurant and Grill is open as of today. Read more about All Aboard.
- Benton Fire Chief Bill Ford stated that the new Fire and Police substation at Highway 5 North (across from Sonic, next to NAPA) will open by December 1, 2017 and nine new firefighters have been employed to service the City from this location. Read more about this substation.
- The downtown Benton Farmers Market at Main & Ashley Streets is still set to open by Thanksgiving 2017. Read more about the Farmers Market.