Springdale Residents Join Week-Long Design Session To Revitalize Downtown

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- The City of Springdale is inviting residents to a week-long design session that will be part of the master plan to revitalize downtown.

The sessions started Monday night (Sept. 14) at the Arts Center of the Ozarks with a public design session. The master plan comes in response to the rise in vacancies along Emma Avenue.

Robin and Tom Lundstrum recently bought the Apollo to become part of the revitalization process.

"We are both products of Springdale and love our town," Robin Lundstrum said. "We want to see it come back to life."

The Apollo will be an event center for parties, movies, wedding and business meetings.

"We will turn the Apollo into a jaw-dropping event center in downtown Springdale," Tom Lundstrum said. "People will believe this center is in Springdale."

The Lundstrums said they hope the Apollo will draw in business and visitors to the area.

"I would love to see a few sandwich shops, and restaurants [around the Apollo]. Just sidewalk businesses, and shops," Robin Lundstrum said.

The pair said they hope to have the event center completed by April 2016.

"It is just an opportunity to return to Springdale a lot of what we have been given," Tom Lundstrum said. "Also to make our mark downtown and create a beautiful destination people in Springdale can be very proud of."

The public design sessions will continue through Friday (Sept. 18). For more information, click here.