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UALR area's fans aim to revive it

Church, university, others see promise despite decline

Subscriber onlyIn 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. Continue reading...

100 jobs the goal of drive in state

Governor teams with organization

Subscriber onlyFort 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. Continue reading...

3 beer distributors are consolidating

Subscriber onlyThree major wholesale beer companies in Arkansas are consolidating under a new name, O'Connor Distributing. Continue reading...

24 health care jobs eliminated in state

Subscriber onlyMissouri-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. Continue reading...

33-foot-trailer OK clears Senate panel

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

Until real thing, there's LR Technology Park lite

The Little Rock Technology Park is already a decade in the making and has years to go before it comes to fruition in space that officials have planned for Main Street, yet the concept of "co-working" -- multiple companies sharing a work environment -- is being played out in the park's temporary space downtown. Continue reading...

NLR water park to add 3 slides

Subscriber onlyWild River Country has invested roughly $1.4 million in three new water slides that would have cost nearly twice as much if they hadn’t already been made for a water park that went belly up in India. Continue reading...

Capitol View parcels up for sale

Developer hopes buyers help renovate LR historic district

Developer Jarrod Woodley has acquired 32 properties within the Capitol View historic neighborhood uphill from the state Capitol and said he will offer them for bid to builders interested in helping redevelop the area. Many of the lots he bought held ramshackle dwellings once occupied by vagrants and declared unsafe by the city. Continue reading...

Museum adds works by Johns, Bourgeois

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced Thursday the acquisition of works by the French-American painter and sculptor Louise Bourgeois and a landmark piece by octogenarian Jasper Johns. All told, the five pieces are worth an estimated $71 million to $76 million. Continue reading...

Smith funeral operator buys Benton cemetery

Subscriber onlyIt's not often that a cemetery changes hands. Continue reading...

Innovative exhibit explores black contemporary art

Subscriber onlyIn their 50 years of shopping the international contemporary art scene, collectors Mera and Don Rubell of Miami never made a purchase on which they didn't agree. Their art holdings and their marriage are entwined. Continue reading...

Realtor is high on Hanger Hill

Curtis building houses, seeks to expand historic district

Subscriber onlyLocal real estate broker Tony Curtis wants to designate a new historic district in part of Hanger Hill, an area east of Interstate 30 near downtown Little Rock. Continue reading...

Alliance hopes Staples label can help expansion

Rubber-band maker says firm stretching the limits

Subscriber only Arkansas-based Alliance Rubber Co., the nation's largest rubber band maker, is tightening its grip on the market with the addition of products under Staples' private label this fall. Continue reading...

Museum of Discovery walk-ins up

Visitors’ rise thought due to TV spots, social media

Subscriber onlyPublic admission revenue at the Museum of Discovery rose unexpectedly in the first quarter of this year, due in part to late-night television appearances by staff member Kevin Delaney, an apparent swell of activity in the area and a proactive social media presence, museum officials said. Continue reading...

Tax-credit limit felt downtown

Some developers reassessing LR building-rehab projects

Subscriber onlySummer is coming, marking another year of unfinished work on some key Little Rock Main Street building-rehabilitation projects. Making matters worse is that state tax credits -- widely used by developers to help pay for renovating those downtown historic gems -- were limited under a bill passed during this year's legislative session. Continue reading...

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