Wednesday, August 20, 2014

South on Main Restaurant Draws Attention to Little Rock's Newest Urban Experience ... The Revitalized SoMa District

South Main in Downtown Little Rock is home to South on Main Restaurant with its eclectic "new south" cuisine, Live Local music every Wednesday night, plus its outstanding performance venue.  Other South Main eateries offer locals and visitors the charms of neighborhood dining:  Root Café, Boulevard Bread Café and Community Bakery

When appetites are sated, people wander the tree-lined streets browsing, visiting Esse Purse Museum, maybe even polish off their stroll with an ice cream cone from Loblolly Creamery, an old fashion soda fountain located inside the Corner Green Store. Strollers can spend a quiet few minutes in Bernice Gardens enjoying the sculptures, the beautiful seasonal plantings, and the urban scene passing in front of them. There is the enchantment of sidewalks, bike lanes, and open air café seating where man and beast alike are welcome.  SoMa is definitely a dog friendly-pedestrian friendly zone.

For those who simply must shop, SoMa has not overlooked your needs.  Drop in at Moxy's Modern Mercantile for an unforgettable tour of old and new treasures artfully blended into a "modern mercantile".  Two doors down is the Green Store with an incredible array of eco-friendly and artisan-made items that are delightfully varied, beautiful and creative ... a browser's dream. Sweet Home beckons shoppers who love to wander through antique stores and the Esse Museum Store adds flair and sophistication to your shopping adventure.

Three nearby Bed & Breakfast Inns and the Rosehaven Guest Cottages accommodate travelers who want a more authentic experience than a high-rise hotel can provide. All are minutes from SoMa ... Rosemont Inn and Rosehaven Cottages are even walking distance ... all are a short drive away from the River Market District and the unique offerings of a city rich with things to do.

Downtown Little Rock's newest old neighborhood is vitally alive, thriving, and looking forward to a visit from you.  Take the Main Street exit off I-630 and go South!