The Plaza Hotel in Pine Bluff shut down years ago. Now, its old items are up for grabs to raise money for building new homes.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — The Plaza Hotel in Pine Bluff has sat empty for years after shutting down years ago. A Courtyard by Marriott will eventually take its place, but there’s plenty to do before that happens.
For Angela White Smith, that work starts with her. On Saturday, March 25, the hotel items left behind will be up for sale.
“I think there’s lots of great stuff in here,” White Smith said. “I think there are lots of treasures.”
She’s trying to bring a breath of fresh air to a space that hasn’t seen much for a while.
“Taking what some people consider junk, and other people consider a treasure and sell that and use those proceeds as essentially a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity,” …