First Pics: Function Coffee Labs now open at 10th and Carpenter

Bella Vista’s new coffee spot isn’t just a shop. Function Coffee Labs is just as the name would suggest: a lab. Owner Ross Nickerson has a background in engineering and physics and is bringing those scientific skills to the art, or science, of brewing coffee. Function Coffee Labs opened just last

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Function Coffee Labs to open in former Down Dog Healing Cafe space at 10th and Carpenter

If a marriage proposal involves writing “marry me” in latte art, you know it’s a seriously coffee-fueled relationship. That’s the story for Ross Nickerson and fiance Megan McCusker, a couple bringing a new coffee shop to Bella Vista. This new business, to be called Function Coffee Labs, is taking over the former

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Down Dog Healing Cafe closes at 10th and Carpenter, plans relocation

Down Dog Healing Cafe has been located at 10th and Carpenter, directly across from Bardascino Park, since 2013. Not only is Down Dog a coffee shop, but as you can tell from their name, they’re into the practice of yoga, along with a foundation in Ayurveda. The cafe and Ayurvedic boutique

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Bocce and scopa games as part of Italian Market’s Cent’anni celebrations

Over the course of this year, the Italian Market is celebrating 100 years with celebrations that they’re calling Cent’anni. One of the upcoming events is for an afternoon of Italian games including bocce and scopa, which will be happening at Bardascino Park at 10th and Carpenter.

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Kids Fest at Bardascino Park includes bocce tournament and more fun

Are you training your kid to be the next great bocce champion? Now’s their chance to shine with the Bambino Bocce Tournament at Kids Fest at Bardascino Park. On Saturday, the park at 10th and Carpenter is playing host to this event with activities for kids including the bocce tournament, a

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New water fountain to be installed in Bella Vista park

Bardascino Park at 10th and Carpenter streets is getting a new water fountain thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Bardascino Park Friends and the Friends of Bardascino Park, who together raised approximately $3000. The Park Friends group originally put up $1500 for the new purchase and the Friends of

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