The Eureka Springs Business Center
Opens for Business
Turning the old classroom building into the Business Center has long been on the drawing board for the Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation. But wasn’t until 2018 when a citizen donated a house to the Community Center Board that they could afford the renovation. The house sale proceeds was used for the renovation.
Rental fees derived from Business Center will be vital in covering Community Center operational expenses. The Community Center Foundation doesn’t receive state or federal funding and it doesn’t have an endowment to provide financial support.
While the Covid-19 pandemic slowed the renovation down, the Center is now ready for tenants. Each office space has its own entrance and restroom, there’s ample parking and the offices are handicap-accessible.
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce has been a tenant for a while and the Board is looking for other businesses follow the Chamber's example.
"Hopefully, we can populate it fairly quickly and really offer a vibrant office space for people," Board Chair, Diane Murphy, said.
"We love the idea of being able to be on a campus like that where you have your own defined space but you also have the ability to engage with other people, the outdoors, the Farmers Market and the fitness trail, which we'll get done this fall."
Murphy added, "Those are nice amenities for small businesses. When you're working small and independently, to still be able to have a sense of community and connection without compromising safety … it seems like a really great opportunity."
Contact info and prices at www.ESBusinessCenter.com