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A self sustaining community, Gravette boasts a hospital and clinic, a nursing home and two full service drug stores. We also have a supermarket with Deli and Bakery, Video rental and Film Processing. There are three convenience stores with gas pumps.
Restaurants include one fast food restaurant (Beverly's Burger Barn), a family restaurant (BJ's Restaurant) an Italian/American Restaurant (The Brick Oven), an upscale family style restaurant (The Garden Cafe) and a supper club (Spavinaw's Supper Club) for elegant dining (alcoholic beverages served with $ 5.00 paid membership).
Other services in town include a video stores, an ice cream parlor (Sweets 'N' Treets), a western clothing and tack store (Bandera North), two flower shops, a tire store, an auto parts store, a Ford dealership (Hendren Ford) a radio station (KBVA), three real estate offices, two insurance offices, a hardware and lumber store , a farm supply store and a flea market. There are also four hair styling salons. Please see the business directory for more details on some of these businesses
Recreational facilities include four public parks, two equipped with playground equipment, one having a tennis court with lights. One with baseball diamonds, snack bar and lights for night games as well as a soccer field. The Summer Baseball Leagues involve more than 300 local children. Old Town Park is secluded and well treed and plans are in place to have walking trails installed. A public pool is available for use during warm weather with an adjoining civic center for public use. The pool and civic center can also be rented at a nominal fee for private events.
Gravette is also within 20 miles of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. This facility opened in December if 1998 and provides passenger and cargo service for the Northwest Arkansas area. The Kansas City Southern Railroad runs through Gravette as well.
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Economy & Industry
Gravette is home to several manufacturing facilities. Amark Engineering manufactures specialized machined parts for the U.S. Government. Graco Manufacturing produces custom firearms parts. Omnii International has a line of dental hygiene products. Gravette Shelling is one of the only producers of Black Walnut meats and shell by-products, such as mild abrasives in the United States. The city is looking for light manufacturers to locate here. We have a 30 acre Industrial Park with plans of adding 10 more acres. The City has gone on line with a new water system. The capability of the new system is 35 million gallons per month. The current consumption is approximately 8 million. The new system will provide enough water to satisfy needs well into the 21st century. A water extension project is underway. The "Gravette Rural Water West" Project "GRWW" (pronounced GROW) has some 350 customers who have expressed interest in receiving water from the project. An income survey will be conducted soon to determine whether or not the project will be eligible for grant money. All persons asked to participate in the surveyare urged to do so. All information gathered will be confidential. The more grant money we get, the lower the cost of water per customer will be.
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The library contains a computer for public use and a historical museum complete with a diorama of Gravette in the 1930, including a working model train.
Gravette Schools The Gravette School District is one of the best in the area. Glenn A. Duffy Elementary School is a Kindergarten through third grade. The newly opened Gravette Upper Elementary School is Fourth through Sixth grades. The Gravette Junior High is Seventh through Ninth and Gravette High School Tenth
through Twelfth. The combined enrollment for the 1999-2000 school year is in excess of 1400 with students from a 160 square mile area.
Gravette School District
609 Birmingham St SE
Gravette, AR 72736-8701