Tom Walton’s hospitality group has opened a 12,000-square-foot event center in the former Benton County Daily Record building at 104 S.W. A St. in downtown Bentonville.
RopeSwing Hospitality Group, of which Walton is managing principal, named the venue the Record, a nod to the years the building housed the county’s daily newspaper.
A Walton family interest purchased the building for $700,000 in November 2012, but plans were not put into motion on the development project until earlier this year.
The group did not disclose the cost of the property’s extensive renovation, but Jordan Garner, sales and marketing associate, said the group purposely kept the building’s exterior walls — and other features that include garage doors and a wooden roof — in order to... [ MORE ]