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Laser projector stars at LR event

posted: 03/30/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

A homegrown company with more than 45 years of experience working with lasers is showing off a new laser-illuminated projector today that could replace the expensive bulbs most movie theaters use.

Floridian will sell Arkansas

updated: 03/27/2015 12:19 a.m. Comments 2

Mike Preston, an executive with Florida's principal economic development organization, is the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday.

LR said to draw Dave & Buster's

posted: 03/25/2015 2:29 a.m. Comments 4

Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. is taking its big-box fun bar to Little Rock, likely to the Outlets of Little Rock, which is under construction at the intersections of Interstates 30 and 430, two independent sources confirmed Tuesday.

LR partnership's chief ready to start

posted: 03/24/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Gabe Holmstrom said he'll spend a lot of time in meetings over the first six months at his new job as executive director of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership. His No. 1 objective is to "get to know the players and board members and to learn the lay of the land."

New online service offers Goodwill finds

posted: 03/23/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Tagless Style, a subscription men's online styling service based in Little Rock, should reach up to 5 million customers over the next two years with the help of $250,000 in seed funding from XCelerate Capital, said XCelerate founder and managing partner Rod Ford.

New LR apartments in works

posted: 03/14/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. is under contract to buy a portion of the 500 block of Rock Street, including the American Legion M.M. Eberts building, and plans to put up a three-story, 36-unit apartment complex and turn the Legion space into a retail storefront or restaurant. The company's total investment in the property is estimated at about $4.5 million.

Permit filings name outlet stores

posted: 03/02/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Retailers going in Outlets at Little Rock are starting to take out building permits to finish their plain, white-box spaces -- among them Gap Factory, Banana Republic and OshKosh B'Gosh/Carter's.

Scouts set move for roomier LR space

posted: 02/21/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

The Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas is getting new digs in Little Rock with double the organization's current space in North Little Rock, and for the first time, it will have climate-controlled space for its cookie venture.

Observer: Papers' buyer 'a natural fit'

posted: 02/21/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

One newspaper industry observer said Friday that the pending sale of Las Vegas-based Stephens Media LLC's 19 Arkansas daily and weekly newspapers to New Media Investment Group Inc. of New York "will change the landscape of the newspaper business in Arkansas."

Stephens Media to sell most of newspaper assets

updated: 02/20/2015 4:05 a.m. Discuss

New Media Investment Group Inc. said Thursday that it would acquire "substantially all" assets of Las Vegas-based Stephens Media LLC in a cash deal worth $102.5 million.

Flag dealer flies high as Betsy Ross winner

posted: 02/16/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Kerry McCoy has draped herself in success as the founder and owner of Arkansas Flag and Banner. Her 40 years in the flag-distribution and repair business recently earned her the highest honor in the industry, the Betsy Ross Award, from the Chicago-based National Independent Flag Dealers Association.

Venture turns cacao beans to bars

posted: 02/14/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

After two seasons of selling his handcrafted chocolate at the Hillcrest Farmers Market, Nathaniel Izard persuaded a few retail outlets around town to start carrying his Izard Chocolate bars.

765 at Blue Cross to get new digs

posted: 02/09/2015 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is consolidating some of its Little Rock area locations into one building at Riverfront Plaza, the former Alltel Wireless campus largely vacated when Verizon bought its rival wireless carrier and reduced staff.

Group's objective is livelier LR hub

posted: 02/04/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Members of the loosely formed Financial Quarter walked the lobby of Bank of America at lunch Tuesday, looking for opportunities to make better use of street-level space in downtown Little Rock, such as plazas, expansive bank lobbies and sidewalks that could be used for outdoor dining.

World renowned Ashtanga yogi draws crowd to Little Rock workshop

posted: 02/02/2015 1:59 a.m. Comment 1

James Brown and yoga -- an unlikely parallel -- but Ashtanga yoga titan David Swenson channeled the Godfather of Soul while teaching backbends in Little Rock.

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