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Deal called near for MM Cohn site

posted: 09/02/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Owners of the former MM Cohn Co. department store building at 510 Main St. are close to striking a deal to sell the historic property to the Little Rock-based Chi Hotel Group, which is developing an Aloft hotel next door.

LR outlet mall to feature pushcarts

posted: 08/29/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Retailers and other businesses can have a presence at the soon-to-open Outlets of Little Rock without the expense of outfitting one of the 70-plus storefronts at the open-air shopping center.

News in brief: Conway mall names 2 anchor retailers

posted: 08/27/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

A Sam's Club and Academy Sports are among anchors of a new 400,000-square-foot shopping center to open at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward Drive in Conway.

News in brief: Elderton new leader of Hot Springs paper

posted: 08/26/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Bill Elderton, former general manager for the Hot Springs Village Voice, was named general manager of the Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs on Tuesday.

LR retail complex gets new manager

posted: 08/20/2015 2:10 a.m. Comment 1

Flake and Kelley Commercial has taken over leasing and management of Shackleford Crossings Shopping Center and is hoping to increase its 81 percent occupancy rate by recruiting a local restaurant or pub and possibly a "value retailer" -- a high-end merchant with discount prices unlike an outlet mall store.

News in brief: NW airport adds daily San Francisco flight

posted: 08/18/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport has added daily, nonstop service to San Francisco.

Hank's adds rentals for events

posted: 08/16/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Hanks's Fine Furniture, a multistate furniture dealer with roots in Little Rock, has gotten into the event-rental business and has already done more than 50 events -- weddings, fundraisers, corporate affairs and the like -- since the first of the year.

Wireless harness pushed for cities

posted: 08/12/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter rides herd over a small town but has big ideas for bringing it into the growing realm of advanced technology.

News in brief: Memphis fish cafe plans outlet in LR

posted: 08/11/2015 2:23 a.m. Comment 1

The owners of the Memphis area-based Soul Fish Cafe chain said they're opening a store on Little Rock's Main Street because they feel the area is poised for a growth spurt.

Business news in brief: Bank awards $1.1M in housing grants

posted: 08/11/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas said Monday that it has awarded more than $1.1 million in Affordable Housing Program grants to create or rehabilitate 163 housing units in Arkansas.

News in brief: Bank sues archivist over $3.5M in loans

posted: 08/07/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Centennial Bank sued John Rogers, a North Little Rock archivist, his ex-wife Angelica and two businesses Thursday for more than $3.5 million for failure to make payments on four loans.

Arkansas business news in brief: World Services for Blind in LR hires chief

posted: 08/07/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Sharon Giovinazzo, a veteran of organizations that serve the blind, was named Thursday as the new president and chief executive of World Services for the Blind in Little Rock.

State agency returns $450,000 unspent

posted: 08/05/2015 2:11 a.m. Comments 2

Mike Preston, the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said Tuesday that he won't spend leftover money in the commission's budget for the sake of balancing the books. Any unspent funds should and have been returned to the state's coffers, he said.

Collective has plans to energize street life in Financial Quarter

posted: 08/02/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

A group of downtown Little Rock real estate property managers, investors and other stakeholders have sought help from a volunteer group of local engineers and architects to help rebrand the

BMWs to move to new LR spot

posted: 07/30/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

BMW of Little Rock is relocating its showroom and service center from North Shackleford Road to 4621 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive with a new $6.8 million facility to showcase the luxury cars.

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