One doesn’t usually think of the words “Arkansas” and “sophistication” in the same sentence. If not, it’s only because “one” hasn’t been to Bentonville lately. Yes, it’s the home of Walmart (also not associated with sophistication) but one can’t deny the influence that the corporate behemoth has had on the town – particularly in the areas of culture and cuisine. Through corporate and family funds, plus the business partners who travel to Bentonville from all over the world, the town has added some big city amenities to what was once a sleepy Ozark community.
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