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Restaurants opening soon in Russellville

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Russellville will be seeing several new restaurants soon, including the long-awaited Steak ‘n Shake.

The fast food chain famous for steakburgers was originally set to open in June, but problems with the roof have delayed the grand opening. The Russellville location on Parkway will be the chain’s third Arkansas location.

Russellville will also see the arrival of another popular fast food chain when Zaxby’s comes to town.

The restaurant will be located at 2605 E. Main St., the former location of the Wonder Bread store.

According to Stephanie Beerman, executive vice president of the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, some ground work has been done on the restaurant, though no opening date has been set.

For those looking for a healthier option, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be opening a Russellville location at 605 N. Arkansas Ave. According to the restaurant’s website, its menu “boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal.”

Fans of Italian Gardens Cafe have likely noticed that the local restaurant has been closed; however, that will all change soon.

The owners of Pasta Grill in Conway have bought the restaurant, which is currently going through a renovation.

They plan to open a Russellville Pasta Grill location in the downtown building.

Another local restaurant, Oak Tree Bistro, will also see a change in management, name and food. The restaurant on Parkway Drive will be reopening soon as The Grill.

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