The property where Carquest Auto Parts store used to sit on Hwy. 71 has been purchased by the Union Bank of Mena. President of Union Bank, Phillip Hensley, said the bank has no current plans for the property but wanted to purchase the property as an investment for anything the bank may need in the future.
“We’re tearing the old building down and will make the property look nice but it will remain vacant for a while. When we have a need, we will have the property to meet that need,” Hensley said. He also said that additional parking may be an option for now but long-term plans have not yet been laid out.