Welcome to The Bakery District. What once started as the Shipley Baking Company in 1921, is now a vibrant Downtown hub centered around community connection and wellness. The 35,000 square foot building was originally constructed in 1921 and produced a variety of wheat-based products for three generations before being acquired in 1998 by Flowers Foods. The production lines at the Bakery rolled off their last loafs in 2008 and the doors to the Shipley Bakery forever shut their doors.
The building sat vacant for nearly a decade until it was acquired by KMW Properties. After touring the rundown facility the vision became clear, and in 2019 the Shipley’s production facility re-opened its doors as the “Bakery District”, home to multiple tenants all geared around community connection and the re-vitalization of a once bustling downtown Fort Smith.