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Floridian will sell Arkansas

Slot filled to tend economic growth

Subscriber onlyMike 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. Continue reading...

LR said to draw Dave & Buster's

Outlets seen as bar’s likely home

Subscriber onlyDave & 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. Continue reading...

LR partnership's chief ready to start

Subscriber onlyGabe 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." Continue reading...

New online service offers Goodwill finds

LR’s Tagless gets off ground with some help, seed money

Subscriber onlyTagless 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. Continue reading...

New LR apartments in works

Developer buying Rock Street space in historic district

Subscriber onlyMoses 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. Continue reading...

Permit filings name outlet stores

Occupants include Kay, Dress Barn, Gap Factory

Subscriber onlyRetailers 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. Continue reading...

Scouts set move for roomier LR space

Cookie operation gets to spread out

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Observer: Papers' buyer 'a natural fit'

Subscriber onlyOne 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." Continue reading...

Stephens Media to sell most of newspaper assets

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. Continue reading...

Flag dealer flies high as Betsy Ross winner

Subscriber onlyKerry 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. Continue reading...

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Bob Thonton, Tim Graham, Bill Schwyhart and J.B. Hunt.

Published: September 12, 2010

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