ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Uptown Rogers is continuing to explode with more and more businesses opening near the Walmart AMP.
Construction has started on Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar, a restaurant with a Louisiana twist. The restaurant held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 3).
Franchise owner Chris McJunkins says it is impressive to see the growth in uptown Rogers.
The restaurant will be on J.B. Hunt Drive near the Walmart AMP and the future home of Top Golf.
“Since we first looked at it, I can’t tell you; none of this was here except for Mrs. Hunt's building and the amphitheater and Chuy's, but everything else has been built since we first started looking,” McJunkins said.
The restaurant started in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Founder Brandon Landry says he is excited to bring the Cajun flare to Northwest Arkansas.
“Usually, when people listen to music, they’re hungry and thirsty, either before or after, so it just works out. Our only competition is ourselves. I love playing nice with our neighbors, and we are going to do that, and we have unbelievable neighbors,” he said.
The restaurant plans to open in early 2020.