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Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas located at the center point of national business.
Over $1.85 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in 17 corporate and regional headquarters, more than 3,800 jobs and 1,050 students by 2026, 38 residential neighborhoods, and a variety of amenities resulting in an exciting, vibrant mixed-use community. People and businesses are drawn to the Chaffee Crossing lifestyle because this is Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key.
Thursday is Veterans Day and Fort Smith residents can celebrate military service members from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chaffee Crossing.
If I am dedicating a day to food touring, rest assured coffee will be part of the equation at some point, as was the case during a recent expedition to Fort Smith. The coffee at the aptly named Fort Smith Coffee Co. was so good that I went back just hours after my first visit. I will have details in a bit, but first, a quick look back at the company’s history.
Fort Smith Coffee Co. will have its third location in one of the Chaffee Crossing barracks. Owner Kaity Gould said she plans to open the store in about a year. The biggest change for this new location will be that it will have a full menu, offering breakfast, brunch, and lunch seven days a week.