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Cantrell Road turning into a big headache

posted: 04/12/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The widening of Cantrell Road from four to five lanes along a 0.65-mile stretch from Mississippi Street east to Perryville Road has proved bittersweet -- or just plain bitter -- for businesses along the way.

Winemaker setting up on Main

posted: 04/11/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

A third-generation California winemaker, Margie Raimondo, has picked a spot on Main Street in Little Rock for a finishing and bottling operation and a tasting room, plus infused balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils.

River Market theater seeks entrance arrows

posted: 04/11/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

The Central Arkansas Library System-run Ron Robinson Theater wants a pointer -- or two.

LR port casts eye on land to south

posted: 04/07/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Port Authority, which governs one of the state's largest industrial parks, is sitting on 2,600 acres of developed and undeveloped land on the Arkansas River. Yet usable parcels are becoming scarce, with only two parcels totaling 222 acres left for the port to pitch to prospective businesses.

Demand rises for industrial space to lease

posted: 04/06/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

The amount of lease space available for users in Little Rock's 5-million-square-foot industrial market is shrinking. Brokers say it could cause rates to rise and force some companies to build their own warehouse and distribution centers.

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.

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