posted: 03/02/2015 2:01 a.m.
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.
posted: 02/21/2015 3:15 a.m.
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.
posted: 02/21/2015 2:15 a.m.
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."
updated: 02/20/2015 4:05 a.m.
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.
posted: 02/16/2015 1:59 a.m.
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.
posted: 02/14/2015 1:52 a.m.
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.
posted: 02/09/2015 2:07 a.m.
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.
posted: 02/04/2015 2:15 a.m.
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.
posted: 02/02/2015 1:59 a.m.
James Brown and yoga -- an unlikely parallel -- but Ashtanga yoga titan David Swenson channeled the Godfather of Soul while teaching backbends in Little Rock.
posted: 01/29/2015 2:19 a.m.
The Capital Hotel landed at 20th on U.S. News and World Report's list of best hotels in the U.S. for 2015. In its review, U.S. News lauded the hotel's on-site fine dining -- One Eleven, the Capital Bar and Grill and the Capital Cellar -- and said guests get much more than they pay for when staying there.
posted: 01/26/2015 2:25 a.m.
Chef Shuttle, a Little rock-area owned and operated restaurant delivery service, will offer flower delivery from three Little Rock Kroger stores beginning this week and extending indefinitely past Valentine's Day. With the additional service, flowers and a fresh-made meal can be delivered for any occasion.
posted: 01/23/2015 2:28 a.m.
Dallas-based La Madeleine, a chain of French-inspired bakery-cafes, is partnering with a family-owned restaurant and hotel group to develop four to five La Madeleine eateries in Arkansas this year -- the first one in Little Rock.
posted: 01/22/2015 2:26 a.m.
Bill Spencer has been on the job as the new general manager of the Little Rock Marriott less than 24 hours and he's already working late. The 20-year hotel management veteran started Tuesday, replacing Bill Fontes, who died last month after a brief illness.
posted: 01/17/2015 2:07 a.m.
The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas has purchased a 247-acre piece of property with 1.7 miles of Little Maumelle River frontage from Ranch Properties Inc. for a fraction of its $4.45 million value.
posted: 01/15/2015 2:30 a.m.
Downtown Little Rock's old Sterling department store will house a second location of Mylo Coffee Co. and a Crossfit-branded gym, Crossfit Composure, when the owners/developers execute the first phase of renovation this year.