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Steakhouse scouted west LR

posted: 07/24/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

The corporate office of Ruth's Chris Steak House has its sights set on a downtown Little Rock location, but a franchisee for the popular eatery combed the broader city area for a landing spot five to 10 years ago, a local developer said Thursday.

Ruth's Chris pitches downtown LR location; reception cool

posted: 07/23/2015 2:21 a.m. Comments 4

The high-end steak place Ruth’s Chris Steak House wants to open a downtown Little Rock location, though the international chain did not get the response it was after when it pitched the plans to city officials this week, a commercial broker representing Ruth’s Chris said Wednesday.

$68M in bonds to boost factory

posted: 07/22/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Kimberly-Clark Corp. is expanding its baby-wipes operation in Maumelle with a $68 million expansion in two phases over the next three years. The plant at 500 Murphy Drive opened 25 years ago for the sole purpose of making Huggies brand baby wipes for distribution throughout North America.

Dozens of tenants at LR outlet mall file for building permits

posted: 07/22/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Clothiers Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, Loft and Christopher & Banks are among dozens of tenants that have applied for building permits to finish out individual store spaces at Outlets of Little Rock, an outlet mall nearing completion at the intersection of Interstates 30 and 430 adjacent to Bass Pro Shops.

News in brief

posted: 07/21/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Birmingham, Ala.-based Equity Resources LLC recently bought Little Rock's Park Avenue Lofts, a 258-unit luxury apartment community in midtown, according to a release from the company. The reported selling price was $36 million.

$240,000 deal made for Osborne house

posted: 07/15/2015 2:13 a.m. Comments 3

The city of Redfield has contracted to sell the Little Rock home of the late Jennings Osborne to an engineer/biochemist for $240,000, though the deal won't close until February 2017. The house once appraised for $1.6 million.

News in brief: Gray is named CEO, chairman of CJRW

posted: 07/14/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

CJRW, one of the state's largest marketing, public relations and advertising firms, announced Monday that Darin Gray is the firm's new chairman and chief executive officer.

For-sale sign put on Cohn Building

posted: 07/11/2015 4:29 a.m. Discuss

A downtown Little Rock landmark, the 1940s building that housed a longtime location of the now defunct MM Cohn Co. specialty department stores, is for sale along with two neighboring properties.

Juanita's eatery back on market

posted: 07/10/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Juanita's Mexican Cafe and Bar, a longtime part of Little Rock's restaurant and live music scene, is up for sale -- again.

News in brief: CJRW begins move to Creative Corridor

posted: 07/07/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Marketing, public relations and advertising agency CJRW has begun moving from its longtime home at 303 W. Capitol Ave. to its new digs in the former home of Bennett's Military Supplies, 300 Main St.

UALR area's fans aim to revive it

posted: 07/05/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

In the summer of 2001, Mosaic Church directional leader Mark DeYmaz and his wife, Linda, set out to start a church in Little Rock's 72204 ZIP code -- the area generally south of Interstate 630 and east of of Interstate 430.

100 jobs the goal of drive in state

posted: 07/01/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith-based Staffing Association of Arkansas joined Tuesday with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to announce a drive to place 100 Arkansans in permanent jobs over the next 100 days.

News in brief: 3 beer distributors are consolidating

posted: 06/30/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Three major wholesale beer companies in Arkansas are consolidating under a new name, O'Connor Distributing.

News in brief: 24 health care jobs eliminated in state

posted: 06/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Missouri-based Mercy Health said Thursday it has laid off 24 Arkansas workers as part of a systemwide move that leaves a total of 347 without jobs.

Business news in brief: 33-foot-trailer OK clears Senate panel

posted: 06/26/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

A provision that would permit trucking companies to use twin 33-foot trailers nationwide will be included as part of a Senate funding bill.

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