Pine Bluff Collaborative, formerly Pine Bluff Rising, is finalizing their investors to renovate and repurpose the iconic Pines Hotel. Some restoration/cleanup work has already been done. The group has also purchased other property in the downtown area to renovate for a restaurant, blues venue and bar.
The Community Theatre hosted a re-opening in November 2017 and is developing its vision and direction for the future.
Simmons Bank has made a sizable investment to ensure Pine Bluff has a downtown square. Officials are looking for the location of a Plaza that will attract foot traffic and create a green space for outdoor activities.
Businesses have opened downtown and/or plans announced to renovate. Downtown is becoming a place of destination. The excitement downtown continues to grow.
These additions to downtown will complement our new library. Groundwork is in process and the ribbon is slated to be cut on February 14, 2020.
The new Pine Bluff Plaza at 6th and Main is scheduled to be completed in February 2019.