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Arkansas Repertory Theatre601 Main St.
The Rep, a true pioneer in the renovation of Main Street, moved to its location in a former department store on the southeast corner of Sixth and Main in 1989. It underwent a $6 million renovation starting in 2011 to upgrade and add seats to the theater and refurbish the lobby and party room. It is the main arts tenant now on the street, which Mayor Mark Stodola says will one day be considered an arts district.
Rule: Will offer classes on aerial silks and more at ReCreation Studio.
ReCreation Studio608 Main
Camille Rule and Danny Kavanaugh host a grand opening April 6 for their dance studio/performance space ReCreation Studio at 608 N. Main. Rule, who trained in ballet and has created a style of hoop dancing, said the studio will offer classes in that dance form as well as fire dancing, belly dancing, pilates, stilt walking and aerial silks. Rule hopes to partner with The Rep, just across the street, in the future. Classes and community events will take place on the ground and bottom floors of the building; the top floor is residential. Bob Oliver, owner of RAO Video, is the owner of the building. The April 6 celebration will include workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a performance at 5 p.m. and music and dancing at 9 p.m.
New Digs: Program manager Estella Morris in the new Veterans Day Treatment Center.
Veterans Day Treatment Center1000 S. Main
The Veterans drop-in clinic opened the first week of March on the site of the former Cook Jeep lot. The 12,000-square-foot day center and clinic replaces an old clinic a fourth its size on Ringo Street and helps veterans with housing, jobs and health care. It also marks the end of Main Street; South Main starts south of Interstate 630.